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Italy is one of the world's most romantic places to go and to add more romance to your Italian vacation, you might want to consider staying in one of these hotels. Of course, this is only a small sampling of romantic hotels that can be found throughout Italy.
Romantic Hotels in Venice
Venice is Italy's top romantic destination, and it is especially romantic at night. If you're heading to Venice for romance, you'll probably want to stay in a romantic hotel. Here are six of Venice's most romantic places to stay.
Casa Angelina on the Amalfi Coast
Casa Angelina is a highly-rated hotel built into the cliffs above the sea on the scenic Amalfi Coast. Boasting fantastic views, the hotel has a spa, restaurant, pool, and panoramic elevator to take guests down to their private beach.
Hotel Lungarno in Florence
Hotel Lungarno, overlooking the Arno River, is one of Florence's most romantic hotels. Rooms are luxuriously furnished and some have fantastic views. The 5-star hotel is a member of the Virtuoso and Fine Hotels & Resorts.
Santavenere Luxury Hotel on Southern Italy's Maratea Coast
Santavenere is a 5-star luxury hotel perched above the sea on the stunning Maratea coast, a not-so-touristy seaside location south of the Amalfi Coast. Santavenere's extensive grounds include a beautiful park with walking paths down to the sea, a seawater swimming pool with poolside bar and restaurant, a spa, and a terrace restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.
Hotel La Darsena on Lake Como
Hotel La Darsena is a small, 3-star hotel right on Lake Como with a private dock and a panoramic terrace. Not all rooms have a lake view though, so guests need to request a room with a view if they desire one. One of our readers who stayed here said, "The rooms are romantic and quaint, the food divine, and there is nothing so wonderful as cuddling up next to that special someone late at night, on the terrazzo, as the moon glistens on the dark waters of Como."
Villa las Tronas Hotel in Alghero, Sardinia
Once the summer residence of the Italian royal family, Villa las Tronas Hotel and Spa is now a small 5-star hotel. Beautifully located in a park surrounded by the sea on three sides, the hotel has a view of Alghero and is just a short walk from the historic center. Villa las Tronas also has a spa with an indoor seawater swimming pool, an outdoor seasonal pool, and a panoramic restaurant. The picturesque town of Alghero, with its Catalan influence, is one of Sardinia's top destinations.
Villa Mangiacane in Tuscany
Villa Mangiacane is a 15th century villa that has been converted into a luxurious hotel in the Tuscan countryside seven miles from Florence. Some rooms have their own private garden and plunge pool, and the Royal Suite has its own private jacuzzi and steam room. The spacious grounds provide ample opportunity for privacy as well, and the terraces provide spectacular views.
Masseria Torre Coccaro in Puglia
Masseria Torre Coccaro is a farm estate manor house that has been beautifully renovated to create a 5-star luxury resort with with spa, swimming pool, restaurants, a nine-hole golf course and private beach. Some rooms and suites have a private swimming pool or jacuzzi, a fireplace, sea views, or a private terrace or garden. Many of the meals are served in a romantic outdoor setting. Guests can also take cooking classes.
Relais de Charme il Sogno di Giulietta in Verona
What could be more romantic than a stay in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, in a hotel overlooking the courtyard of Juliet's house and famous balcony? Relais de Charme il Sogno di Giulietta is a 3-star hotel with sixteen rooms and suites decorated with art, charming furniture, and antique rugs. Some rooms have a view of Juliet's balcony; some bathrooms have a jacuzzi tub, and suites have a four-poster bed.
For a more intimate choice, try Le Suite di Giulietta, with only 3 rooms. It's in a 15th century near Juliet's house.
Many of Italy's castles have been renovated and turned into hotels, bed and breakfast inns, or vacation apartments. If your idea of romance is living like a king or queen, consider staying in a castle.
From the canals of Venice to lakes, islands, and spectacular coastline, Italy has many romantic destinations. Here's a look at where to go for romance in Italy.