Who, having been to Italy once, hasn’t fallen in love with it? It’s always the perfect holiday choice: the food, the fashion, the culture and the off the beaten track places.
Hidden jewels, picture perfect and not overwhelmed by crowds.
Unique Retreats is a small collection of five luxury properties and one DMC, all in Italy and all completely off the beaten path.
An adventurous hiking holiday in the Dolomites, the pink mountains, where a challenging “via ferrata” (climbing route) is the signature experience. Rosa Alpina offers the perfect place to stay, a place where food is a serious business and a dinner at three-Michelin star St Hubertus is to write home about. For families a great option is the Hotel Tyrol in the bubbling town of Selva.
The Prosecco Hills have just been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Villa Cipriani is in the heart of it. There’s much more than just wine, though that’s always a good excuse. You’ll also find history and architecture with Palladian villas all around and the famous bridge in Bassano del Grappa.
Cinque Terre and its pastel-coloured houses are on everyone’s bucket list, but have you ever considered Portovenere? It’s not only the gateway to Cinque Terre it’s the place from where to explore the Gulf of Poets. Stay at the Grand Hotel Portovenere, a monastery built in 1600, known for its unique location and gorgeous views.
A short drive from Portovenere to the Tuscan coast takes you the place where Italians traditionally spend their summer holidays. This iconic location is Forte dei Marmi. Hotel Byron, once a Belle Epoque villa, has a relaxed and chic ambience that encompasses the essence of the area. Here life slows downs, bikes replace cars, and your days are made up of lazy afternoons at the beach and evening drinks
Unique Retreats is more than a collection of properties. It is a collection of experiences in stunning Italian locations not known to the public. It is Italy off the beaten track.
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