The best Italian Hotels according to the Michelin Guide

Out of more than 500 hotels recommended by the Michelin guide throughout Italy, only 146 were awarded one, two, or three Michelin keys. Of these, 8 hotels were awarded the highest honour of three Michelin keys, 31 were awarded two keys, and 107 were awarded a single key. The guide was recently released for Italy and is an important milestone in the hotel industry. It has a similar number of selected hotels to the French parent company's guide. The guide will be released in Japan, the United States, Canada, Thailand, Great Britain and Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Mexico within the year. So, who are the "Magnificent 8" of the Italian hotel industry? The list includes JK Place Capri, a boutique hotel on a cliff overlooking the port of Marina Grande. San Pietro di Positano, located on the Amalfi Coast, offers unparalleled views from every room. Corte Della Maestà, a four-room boutique hotel in the medieval village of Civita di Bagnoregio, is housed in the ancient bishop's residence. Reschio Castle, an ancient 10th century castle in the picturesque hills of Umbria, is located in Lisciano Niccone in the province of Perugia. Casa Maria Luigia, an intimate country house designed by three-starred chef Massimo Bottura, is located in Modena. Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco, located in Montalcino (Siena), features an organic vegetable garden and a cooking school in addition to its Michelin-starred restaurant. Aman Venice, a Renaissance palace overlooking the Grand Canal, features the Grand Canal Suite with gourmet restaurant. In the same city, Palazzo Vendramin, a 15th century aristocratic residence, is included in the Cipriani, Belmond Hotel. We have featured in this article, four of them - due to their unique features and quirkiness. 


J.K. Place Capri

The J.K. Place Capri was designed to provide guests with a discreet and comfortable atmosphere. A home from home - the hotel's interiors are reminiscent of a luxurious residence, with large rooms that feature a classical style accentuated by sunny curtains and luminous white floors. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the Capri coastlines from the windows and balconies. The bathrooms are adorned with precious marble, and the bedrooms are decorated with elegant black-and-white carpets that serve as frames for different areas. The J.K. Place Capri is an exceptional location that combines comfort and well-being with a stunning view of the sea along the lush coastline, making it a sought-after destination for many.

Il San Pietro - Positano

Nestled into the cliffside with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, the rooms of Il San Pietro Hotel offer a blend of 5-star luxurious comfort, intricate details, and unique design. Whether you prefer to take a boat ride, lounge by the pool, sip a cocktail at our exclusive beach club, or play tennis on one of the world's most beautiful courts, Il San Pietro has something for everyone.

Il San Pietro is the only hotel in Positano with direct access to a private beach, which is a natural cove surrounded by crystal-clear waters. A solarium and bar by the sea provide guests with a relaxing and refreshing experience. An elevator carved into the cliff provides swift access from the lobby to the beach area. The Beach Club is exclusively available to Il San Pietro's resident guests. The bar adjoining the sundeck offers fast and friendly service, with an extensive selection of drinks, wines, cocktails, and fresh fruit.

The San Pietro kitchen is the world's most environmentally friendly kitchen and was renovated in early 2016, causing a stir in the culinary world. Its main restaurant, Zass, is a panoramic Michelin-starred restaurant that overlooks the sea but is also open to the public. Carlino restaurant is an informal beachside restaurant that serves fresh local cuisine and is also open to the public.

Reschio Estate - Perugia

Reschio Estate consists of the hotel - the Castello which is a historical castle dating back to 1050, and a number of Villas for rent located across the estate, located close to Perugia. After years of careful restoration, it has been transformed into a unique hotel with contemporary design and a nod to the intriguing characters who once lived there. Within the castle walls, there are two interlinked courtyards – one now enclosed in glass and serving as the Palm Court, while the other is a grassy lawn surrounded by impressive mature trees and perfect for concerts and events. The rooms and suites are located within the castle walls, with views over the garden courtyard and the Reschio hills. 

The outdoor pool is located outside the castle walls, surrounded by tall umbrella pines and providing poolside sustenance at Il Torrino. The ancient wine cellars below the Palm Court have been transformed into a retreat called the Bathhouse. 

There are two restaurants to choose from - Ristorante al Castello and Ristorante alle Scuderia - both featuring traditional Italian specialties using ingredients sourced from the estate or nearby. The cookery school offers creative foraging walks in the grounds to pick local produce and transform it into scrumptious Italian meals.

Corte della Maestà - Civita di Bagnoregio

La Corte della Maestà is a luxury B&B, which used to be part of the bishop's palace, but is now the home of its owners, Paolo and Cristiana.It is located in Civita di Bagnoregio which is a village close to all the major Tuscan and Umbrian cities of art. This B&B reflects the owners' art collection, which they have been building up for decades. Cristiana is the Innkeeper and landlady of "Corte della Maestà – Timeless Retreat", and thanks to their passion for beauty, every single item has found its perfect location and harmony at "Corte della Maestà".  La Corte is a part of their home and was created out of a passion for beauty, hospitality, and sharing. There are objects and family paintings made by Cristiana's artistic grandparents. Their aim was not to construct a lofty luxury hotel or a banal B&B, but rather to provide an experience that people can enjoy in an atmosphere of human warmth and remember forever, which is exactly what they did.

Casa Maria Luigi - Modena

Massimo Bottura and his wife Lara Gilmore have a country house called Maria Luigia, which now has expanded with eight more rooms. Bottura is excited about it and feels the same as he did when he received his first Michelin star. Their breakfast was awarded as the best in the world by the NY Times due to its personal and intimate experience that can only be enjoyed on-site. They offer traditional breakfast items with a contemporary twist, prepared using a wood-fired oven. Bottura and Gilmore also venture into agriculture, organizing various vegetable gardens to grow ancient, lost fruit in an organic style. They plan to have bees soon and collect and filter rainwater to be reused.

Obviously only the best dining options at this luxury accomodation: FRANCESCANA at MARIA LUIGIA experience features a 9 course dinner menu with some of the most iconic dishes once served in Osteria Francescana, our three-Michelin starred restaurant. It is open to the public as well as our guests at Maria Luigia. At Gatto Verde, a more rustic elegant atmosphere with the venue being amongst plush oak trees, vineyards and across the Acetaia Maria Luigia. Chef Jessica Rosval and her team have created a menuc reflecting the best of the Emilian cusine. 

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