Exclusively Italian has identified a wide variety of accommodations to offer its customers, from charming hotels to one-of-a-kind castles. Our travel philosophy takes us away from conventional structures. We recommend staying at establishments whose unique characteristics make them stand out from the standardized crowd. We favor places that offer a perfect blend of exclusive accommodation style, highly trained staff, and genuine sense of hospitality.
Our proposals include: charming hotels and historic palaces, extraordinary castles and traditional farmhouses, beautiful private villas, quaint bed & breakfast establishments. We are extremely attentive to details, and all accommodations have been personally visited and selected for their location, style, comfort and management to ensure excellent quality and service.
We believe that your accommodation sets the mood for the whole vacation. After a long day of exploring we want you to be able to come back and feel warm and comfortable, and if desired, pleasantly pampered. Our accommodations have charm and character and they are traditional and stylish to perfectly reflect the beauty and the soul of the places you are visiting. Based on your group size, location and style preferences, we will identify options that fit within your price range.
More to know about accommodations in Italy.
The Italian market, in terms of accommodations, offers today a wide variety of options to choose from. All advertised and promoted under different names and in a way that even for the specialists like us, can be rather confusing. Categories, stars, denominations, while on one hand can indicate a specific level of comfort, on the other hand do not guarantee a specific level of quality.
This is one of the reasons why we invest so much in research and scouting, personally going, visiting and often staying in the structures, to make sure that we know what we are proposing.
Words like ‘relais’, ‘castello’, ‘dimora storica’, ‘hotel di charme’, ‘masseria’, ‘agriturismo’, ‘art hotel’ etc. sometimes are misleading, and there is no other way to verify that the entire structure really corresponds to what a website can show unless you see it with your eyes.
Also the denomination sometimes is imposed by law. What do you think a ‘Bed&Breakfast’ is? Just a house or apartment with a few spare rooms that can be rented cheaper than hotels? Well.. it depends. Not all houses and apartments are created equal. In Italy there are noble families that made their noble apartments available at very noble rates. Imagine a royal room in the center of Rome, with the ceiling completely frescoed, furnished only with original period pieces, with a butler available at your bell ring. This could cost like a suite at the most expensive hotel, but it is still called Bed & Breakfast.
If you are an independent travel planner, it is worthwhile to dedicate a good amount of time researching your accommodation, since you really want to select what is more suitable for you based on lifestyle and preferences.
The perfect choice would be the perfect balance between elements such as level of comfort, privacy, location, service, and price, matching your priority scale. The accommodation you choose can really play an important role in your Italian experience.
Clearly in big cities, especially the busiest ones like Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan, accommodations are more expensive and it is hard to find a good value offer. However, it exists. Be ready to compromise though, because in this case the perfect combination is more challenging and reservation timing is the main constraint.
Offers can vary from a simple Bed&Breakfast where the owners live in, to a portion of a historic townhouse where a bathroom is larger than a standard suite and a bedroom is frescoed from the walls to the ceiling, like a royal residence.
Charming small hotels with a limited number of rooms, warm, elegant and discreet, offer a high level of comfort with particular attention to the service.
Period classic hotels, large in the number of rooms, although still independently managed and not part of chains, are also always available. Although less personal, they offer an excellent level of service and comforts, like imperial suites with terrace, and feature amenities like internal spa, roof terrace, private restaurants, etc.
If you like an urban ambience, the choice is among the so-called boutique hotels, very fashionable contemporary spaces, usually featuring the best of modern design and hosting art exhibitions at the same time.
For those more independent, beautiful apartments with private terrace are available to really appreciate the local life-style. An alternative option that is not always cheaper than a charming hotel.
Outside the towns.
Agriturismo is the key word in the countryside of Italy. It is a kind of farmhouse usually involved in the local production of wine, olive oil, any kind of fruit or vegetables in jar, sometimes cured meats, which have expanded their service toward the hospitality business.
You can find different levels and styles of this type of accommodations, from the very local family run farmhouse, to more sophisticated structures, featuring several services, such as cooking classes, wine tasting, pottery making, etc.
Hotel di charme and historic residences as castles or old convents are also very popular. More structured in terms of service, very attentive to details which enhance their peculiar style.
Relais are more exclusive locations new yet still fusing with the local architecture. They can often be found outside large cities to offer a private and elegant setting away from the city crowd. They usually offer large rooms and suites accommodations and features internal spa, renowned restaurant and exclusive services.
For those who love privacy beautiful private villas or mansions, with private pool, can be rented weekly. Sometimes with children is a more convenient solution, however very rarely they are fully children proof. Maids, butlers and chefs can be available by the hour or by the service.