Italy attracts millions of tourists every year who come to see jaw-dropping landscapes, indulge in food and wine, and soak in a wealth of history. This is true just about everywhere in the country, from the rolling hills of Tuscany, to medieval powerhouses like Rome, to majestic active volcanoes like Mount Vesuvius, to the impressive Dolomites in northern Italy.
When it comes to taking in the sights wherever you decide to visit in the country, the number one thing to look for is somewhere that offers panoramic views from balconies or terraces. The best outdoor spaces feel like either an extension of the interior or a striking contrast to a minimalist room. Even better if it looks over a lush private garden complete with Renaissance-style statues, iconic landmarks, or romantic skyline views.
These luxury hotels in Italy offer lavish amenities, unmatched locations, and private terraces or balconies with unparalleled views.
Rome: Hotel de la Ville
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Rocco Forte Hotel de la Ville is located on Via Sistina, a historic street overlooking Piazza di Spagna and Trinità dei Monti. Here, you’ll find the most extravagant penthouse suite in all of Rome: three suites in one (Canova, Roma, and the Presidential de la Ville) that are spread across the entire seventh and eighth floors accessible via a private elevator. And the best part? Exceptional views of the Eternal City.
The Penthouse Suite sleeps 12 adults in 6 beautifully designed bedrooms that combine original design and contemporary flair. But the real draw here is the 3,700-square-foot private terrace (nearly as large as the suite’s interior) that offers incomparable views of the iconic Saint Peter’s Dome in Vatican City. It’s also near the tranquil Villa Borghese Gardens with Villa Medici, a masterpiece palazzo of Roman Renaissance can be seen in the background.
Milan: Four Seasons Hotel Milano
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The Four Seasons Milan is located in the heart of Milan’s fashion district in a converted 15th-century convent. The hotel features high frescoed ceilings and has a sumptuous terrace suite overlooking a gorgeous garden, and it’s within easy walking distance of Milan’s most celebrated landmarks and Milan’s high-end fashion boutiques.
Its Penthouse Suite offers a design contrast to the rest of the hotel, with clean lines and an airy contemporary design. At more than 1,500 square feet, the penthouse is a generous one-bedroom accommodation that includes a private elevator.
The secluded garden terrace overlooks central Milan and the Duomo di Milano, providing up close views of the cathedral that’s away from the tourist crowds, making it one of the most romantic date night settings you can imagine.
Venice: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
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Among the truly exceptional luxury hotels in Venice, the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice stands out for its peaceful and enchanting Guidecca Island location. The island is across from some of Venice’s most interesting attractions such as the Rialto Bridge, Doge’s Palace, and Teatro La Fenice opera house, and away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists at St. Mark’s Square. Guests get to the property by the hotel’s complimentary private water shuttle.
The hotel is housed in what was once a thriving flour mill. Today, this historic building is filled with a full array of modern amenities.
The Molino Presidential Suite is the city’s largest suite and its highest, with staggering views of the Venice skyline from the privacy of a rooftop balcony. It also offers private access to the hotel’s rooftop pool and bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows also allow for picturesque views throughout the entire suite.
The interiors are just as impressive. One-of-a-kind Murano glass, curated by local artist Marco Rotelli, adorns the chandeliers in the suite, and glass vases in the living area have designs that reflect the waters of the Venetian lagoons.
Florence: Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
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The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze’s De’ Medici Presidential Suite is spread over 205 square feet on the third floor of the 15th-century Palazzo Della Gherardesca. Elegantly appointed decorated interiors have original works of art and antique glass chandeliers set the tone for a romantic ambiance.
A large window with a historic view of the path dates back to the 16th century, when horse coaches used to enter the garden to visit the Palazzo. An expansive dining room accommodates up to eight people, and guests can reserve the junior suite as an add-on for extra space. The marble bathroom has a free-standing tub with tranquil views of the park, and the room features a charming double vanity set and a spacious walk-in closet.
Best of all, the private balcony opens up onto a gorgeous view of Giardino del Borgo, the public park in front of the hotel. There are also views of Gherardesca Garden, the on-site garden courtyard where statues by contemporary artists Antonio Nocera, Paddy Campbell, Calyxte Campe, and Bjorn Okholm Skaarup serve as a nod to Florence’s Renaissance-era glory.
Tuscany: Castello Banfi – Il Borgo
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Originally a series of residences built in the 18th century, Il Borgo has retained its Tuscan character while reinventing itself as one of Tuscany’s most luxurious hotels.
Its crown jewel is the Suite Poggio all’Oro, a 1,184-square-foot testament to the warmth and abundance of Tuscan hospitality. The suite features a large walk-in rainfall shower, lavish furnishings and fabrics, and a wine selection curated from the rare vintages of the hotel’s Poggio all’Oro Riserva collection.
Best of all is the view, where guests can take in the sights and scents of Il Borgo’s celebrated rose garden and the surrounding rolling hills of Tuscany.
Lake Como: Grand Hotel Tremezzo
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The Grand Hotel Tremezzo, located on the shores of Lake Como in Lombardy, has one of the most picturesque lake views that face directly onto the town of Bellagio, known as the Pearl of Lake Como. The hotel is famous for WOW (Water-on-Water), its floating pool over the lake that has breathtaking postcard views of Bellagio and Grigne Mountains.
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo’s Rooftop Suites offer the best of the best: panoramic windows, inviting balconies that bring guests out into some of Italy’s most beautiful natural vistas, and private terraces equipped with heated whirlpool tubs.
The suites blend an airy, contemporary style and comprehensive amenities with antique furnishings from the Grand Hotel’s private collection to create an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. The real showstopper is located on the first floor of the palace building, the Suite Greta, named in honor of 1930s actress Greta Garbo.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural night to illuminate the room, while stunning backdrop views of the rose-colored Grigne Mountains can be admired from the comfort of the king-sized bed. An impressive large private balcony offers swoon-worthy views of the glistening water, fully equipped with sun beds and an outdoor table.