Mezzatorre Hotel and Thermal Spa

Mezzatorre Hotel and Spa Ouydoor Pool
Just 18 (sea) miles from the bustling port of Naples, and a ferry ride from glamorous Capri, Ischia offers a welcoming relaxed pace and historically has served as a health retreat. Proudly surveying the seaside vistas from a rocky headland is the Mezzatorre Hotel & Thermal Spa. The main building rests on the ruins of a 16th-century watchtower, and its guest rooms and beautiful public spaces are tucked into 17 acres of pine wood forest. The resort makes the most of its stunning natural setting, both above and underground. The island’s thermal hot springs, with healing properties, flow into three water therapy pools, while volcanic mud is used in spa treatments. Outdoor enthusiasts are also drawn to Ischia’s hiking paths, many of which snake around the coastline with sweeping views of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Read More...

Hotel Il Pellicano, Porto Ercole

Hotel Il Pellicano pool
Located right on the coast in Tuscany, just a 1-hour 30-minute drive from Rome, Il Pellicano is the perfect place to relax by the sea after the wonders and culture of a city break to Rome. With a spa too, you can really unwind and enjoy the views. Il Pellicano is an elegant, historic and unique small hotel situated on Tuscany’s Argentario peninsula. Built in the mid-1960s by Michael and Patricia Graham as a private club for their glamorous circle of friends and christened ‘Il Pellicano’ as the couple met at Pelican Point in California, the hotel is now well known for its beautiful aspect and its Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel is located close to the port of Porto Ercole, a picturesque marina town popular with jetsetters and the yachting fraternity. Its coastal location in the Maremma district of Tuscany means it is pretty much the same distance from Rome as it is from Pisa and Florence, making it a fantastic place to stop and relax for those travelling around the cities and countryside of Tuscany. This Mediterranean resort remains an Italian legend. Why? The position is stunning, on a cliff overlooking a rugged private cove. Opened in 1965, its owners have spent their lives maintaining its timeless dolce vita vibe.  Read More...

La Posta Vecchia Hotel, Rome

La Posta Vecchia
La Posta Vecchia Hotel is an elegant, boutique, 5 star luxury hotel set in a 17th-century villa amidst a garden overlooking the sea, on the beautiful coast of Ladispoli just 40 minutes drive outside of Rome. This utterly romantic hotel is built on the excavated ruins of a Roman villa of the 2nd century BC, and at the heart of a natural reserve. The hotel features 19 sumptuous suites and is a member of The Leading Hotel of The World. It features a breathtaking panorama of the Tyrrhenian Sea, a heated-indoor pool and a Health & Beauty Club, as well as fine dining at The Cesar restaurant. This Renaissance villa oozes character and history, having first been the home of a noble family and then the Roman hideaway for Paul Getty. The hotel boasts an exclusive 18th century décor, complete with furniture and elaborate tapestries, collected by Paul Getty, combined with every modern comfort. Read More...