Cala di Volpe Italy

Cala di Volpe

We are thoroughly trained to expect backgrounds and historic context. This hotel presents one of the rare exceptions in the list of The Most Famous Hotels in the World. Here, the brain doesn’t immediately reach the right conclusion. When we se...

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Grand Hotel Arenzano Italy

Grand Hotel Arenzano

The Grand Hotel occupies a site, that, in the 16th century, was a post house where travelers could refresh themselfes during their journeys. Today, the legacy of hospitality continues in a serenely elegant style in the idyllic setting of the Italian ...

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Excelsior Florence Italy

Excelsior Florence

Founded by hotelier Gerardo Kraft in 1925-1927 (opening year), the Excelsior in Florence is one of the great hotels of Italy. Neighboring the famous Ponte Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace, todays Westin Excelsior, Florence combines contempora...

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Grand Hotel Savoia Italy

Grand Hotel Savoia

In the first months of 2008, the Hotel was reborn as the Grand Hotel Savoia, with the achievement to preserve in the next 110 years, the prominent role that it has always played in the history of the Italian Hospitality.

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Grand Hotel Rimini Italy

Grand Hotel Rimini

Built in 1908 on the Adriatic Coast, the Grand Hotel Rimini is one of the "grande dame" hotels of Italy. It is located in two adjacent buildings, the main building with 117 accommodations, including three Regal Suites and the Fellini residence with 5...

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Caruso Ravello Italy

Caruso Ravello

 In 1893, Pantaleone Caruso, (who already owned a vineyard and produced an excellent wine), and his wife, Emilia Cicalese, rented 5 rooms in one of the wings of the Marquis D’Afflitto’s eleventh century palace and open the “Pe...

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Majestic Rome Italy

Majestic Rome

The luxurious Hotel Majestic Roma is set right on world-famous Via Veneto. Walk to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain in under 10 minutes. Known for its hospitality and welcoming atmosphere, the hotel guarantees a personalised service. Try som...

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Diana Majestic Italy

Diana Majestic

Feel the Book — while you read, listen! I boarded the overnight train 235 in Vienna at 7.29pm, and the next morning I found myself driving through the northern plains of Italy, south of the mighty Alps. I had passed through Venice after mi...

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Grand Hotel Vesuvio Italy

Grand Hotel Vesuvio

Tenor Enrico Caruso with Lina Cavalieri; the tenor loved the hotel so much that he called it his home in Naples. Caruso died here, in 1921.

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Principe di Savoia Italy

Principe di Savoia

In 1927, the year the Principe opened its doors as the Principe e Savoia, Milan had already begun building its reputation as Italy’s business centre. So the hotel’s location in what was then a nondescript plaza called Piazza Fiume, far no...

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