Timeless Luxury Hotels in Italy for the Festive Season

Christmas in Cortina

Christmas and the festive season in Italy is magical no matter where you decide to travel, from a white Christmas in the snowy Dolomites, to an authentic and traditional Christmas in Puglia, Southern Italy.  Perhaps a shopping break in Milan, Florence or Rome is more your style, or the most elegant and grandest of festivities in Venice – Italy has something for everyone!

Following are a few of our favourite properties in Italy for Christmas and New Year.  To enquire further about special offers and to make your last minute VIP bookings please email our concierge at – info@italianalluretravel.com 

Christmas at Borgo Egnazia in Puglia

Puglia:  From 22nd to 27th December a stay in Borgo Egnazia during which the magic of the Christmas Markets precedes a typical Apulian dinner in the hotels restaurant La Frasca. The “Christmas Markets” here are a unique occasion to experience the magic of Christmas in true “Puglian style”, bringing a pleasantly unexpected atmosphere to the charm of Puglia in wintertime. Christmas at Borgo Egnazia will also be about getting together and enjoying some excellent food while celebrating the richest and most authentic culinary traditions of Puglia: from a cooking class to discover the most popular local recipes to a typical dinner at La Frasca with a funny real-life version of “Mercante in Fiera”, an ancient italian card game.

One of the most unique experiences, the one-of-a-kind celebrations in the property’s Piazza, embellished with hundreds of lights, will become the beating heart of the festivities: the Christmas markets will host stalls displaying local handicraft products and food tastings. Great for the entire family, ask us about special offers.. 

Hotel De Russie, Rome

Rome: Savour the special atmosphere at Hotel De Russie. Experience St Peter’s Square outside the Vatican, and enjoy a traditional Roman Christmas Eve dinner. One of my favourite hotels in Italy, live an unforgettable festive twist at Hotel de Russie with the unique Christmas tree in collaboration with de Grisogono, and the breathtaking flower installation by Sebastian Flowers. As us about a “Special Festive Suite Experience”.

Views of the Ponte Vecchio from Hotel Lungarno in Florence

Florence: Celebrate the magic of Christmas in the heart of Florence at Hotel Lungarno, enjoy the most beautiful day of the year with a special brunch in the Italian bistro, Caffè dell’Oro, with a view of the Ponte Vecchio (special menu and exclusive selection of wines included) only steps away from the Ponte Vecchio.

Il Borro, Tuscany

Tuscany: Rediscover all of the magic of Christmas and the warmth of being with your loved ones in Tuscany, spending your holidays in an authentic medieval village..  Enjoy a two-night stay in one of the prestigious bedrooms or suites of Il Borro Relais & Chateuax, with a Christmas Eve Dinner and a rich Christmas lunch prepared by Chef Andrea Campani . The celebration continues with the Santo Stefano brunch of the 26th. Ask us about all Christmas offers. 

Christmas at Aman Venice

Venice: A winters tale at Aman Venice!  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Celebrations like no other!  

Christmas Eve: Afternoon Tea will be accompanied by the piano which was used by Chopin, from 3-4.30pm. Guests are invited to midnight mass at the Frari or Basilica San Marco, followed by hot chocolate and Panettone to welcome them home to the Palazzo thereafter.  

Christmas Day: Following morning mass, guests may choose between Christmas Day lunch or dinner. A cosy afternoon is spent in true Italian tradition on the hotel’s second Piano Nobile, with an afternoon at the movies in the Tiepolo salon or spent playing board games. Guests at Aman Venice are also invited to bundle up and join the Big Christmas Walk through the alleyways and over the canals of Venice to Sant Elena. After the walk, on the way back to the Palazzo, visit the enchanting Peggy Guggenheim collection.

Cristallo, Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cortina d’Ampezzo

Dolomites: Enjoy winter in the mountains at one of two of our favourite luxury hotels. With the excitement of the Dolomiti Superski zone, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snow-kiting, ice climbing or heli-skiing, the Dolomites is packed full of adventure and fun for the whole family.

Cristallo, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is a notable rendezvous for Italian high society, Cristallo’s alluring service and enchanting cultural heritage have endured for over a century.

Rosa Alpina: a luxury hotel in San Cassiano, Alta Badia

Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa is the essence of quiet glamour, poised service and elegant interiors.

Presidential Suite Living Room at the Mandarin Oriental Milan

Milan: A VIP experience for the festive season and valid until 15 January 2019. Christmas shop, sip and celebrate at the Mandarin Oriental Milan. Start the day with a full breakfast for two in the warm surroundings of Mandarin Bar & Bistrot. Pamper yourself in our Spa or indulge in a sumptuous meal. Enjoy a second room discount for friends or family when booking a Junior Suite or Suite. (Applicable rates will be communicated at time of booking.) On arrival, spoil yourself with a bottle of Champagne, an exquisite Brut Blanc de Blancs selected personally by Chef Antonio Guida. And for a  hassle-free shopping experience, discover Milan’s best boutiques with a personalized private tour featuring expert guidance and tailor-made advice.
Please ask us about special Christmas offers at the Mandarin Oriental Milan hotel this Christmas – info@italianalluretravel.com

These are just a few of our select best luxury hotels in Italy for the festive season.

Wishing you a luxurious break over Christmas and New Year!

To discover special offers at these luxury hotels and to discuss other property options and to book your last minute accommodation, please send us an email at info@italianalluretravel.com 

Melissa Martin – Director – Owner @ Italian Allure Travel