A Cruise Across Italy
Once a monastery, then a WW1 castle and now a luxurious retreat of eight apartments, this hotel in northeastern Italy is also known for its sublime location on two hundred acres of world class vineyards and olive groves. It's a wonderful period refurbishment and climactic third act.
Look across the valley from the mezzanine level of a traditional stone house near the Italian village of Rezzo and enjoy the fresh mountain air of the Liguria region. Double-glazed windows made by the 80-year-old village joiner keep the house cool in summers.
Formerly an old bakery, this home was restored by award-winning Milan-based architect Luciano Giorgi and his partner Antonino Burgo. The rooftop doubles as a lounge and sun deck with breathtaking 360-degree views from the sea to the volcano, to the church of San Vincenzo.
Perched above spectacular views of Positano, this villa beckons you outdoors. Come lounge and dine on the sun-drenched terraces, surrounded by gardens of hibiscus, roses, citrus and geraniums like a wreath around the sea.
A glimpse of any room in this Venetian country house reveals why it was recently published in AD Interiors. Atmospheric and moody, the artist and interior designer couple who restored it employed a remarkable cache of curious art, treasures and furnishings from their travels around the world.
Any tour of Italy worth its Sale Marino includes Venice, with its dreamlike maze of canals and narrow backstreets. Let its cinema further enchant you in this historic townhouse decorated with the characteristic colors of the lagoon; a deeper Venetian immersion.
From atop this Ligurian hill, the views of mountains and the Mediterranean sure look dreamy. It's all reachable at this 18th-century country manor-cum-villa with an outdoor terrace and swimming pool surrounded by rambling terraced gardens and orchards.
Old World and Art Nouveau elegance are on display in this apartment within a medieval mountain village. Map out your stay while dining on the terrace – you'll have a sweeping view of it, after all – and don't forget to consider a visit to the sea (also visible, and an eight-minute drive away).
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