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Best Italian Castle Hotels: Italy Castles You Can Spend The Night

| March 31, 2011

Italy Castle HotelWho doesn’t want their very own fairytale? We picked our favorite Italian castle hotels perfect for a layover adventure or a longer stay. These five Italian castles are certain to bring out your inner Cinderella.

Caruso Ravello – Ravello, Italy

Perched above the spectacular Amalfi Coast in Italy, Caruso Ravello is an 11th century palace with panoramic views of the coast. The hotel castle has 532 rooms, many with balconies and ocean views, and the Jackie O. Suite has a private pool. There is also a general swimming pool, fitness center, and the entire Amalfi Coast to take advantage of during Italy holidays.

Danieli Palace – Venice Italy

The Hotel Danieli is a 14th century palace along Venice’s San Marco Canal. The palazoo oozes luxury with silk covered walls, Murano glass chandeliers, and painted ceilings, the hotel has attracted celebrities including Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Taylor, and many more. There are 233 rooms, and the hotel is just a short stroll from San Marco’s Square, the Accademia museum, and the Basilica.

Click here for the full Layover Guide to Venice

Castle Rundegg – Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige

Bult around 1100, Castle Rundegg is located in the center of Merano in the South Tyrolean Alps, which is a train ride from Bolzano. With 30 rooms, most come to this region of Italy for the therapeutic baths, and renown hiking trails. At Castle Rundegg you can get massages, diets, beauty and health treatments and all the luxury you could want.

Grand Hotel Villa Cora – Florence

Grand Hotel Villa Cora is a 19th century manor five minutes outside of Florence, Italy. This villa has 46 rooms, a swimming pool, gardens, a roof solarium with views of the city, and antiques throughout the property. Rates include breakfast, and a free shuttles goes into Florence from the estate.

Palazzo Belmonte – Santa Maria di Castellabate, Campania

Palazzo Belmonte is a 17th century palace less than two hours from the Naples International Airport along the Italian coast, south of the Amalfi Coast, at the end of the Bay of Salerno with views of Capri. There are 22 suites in the main palazzo, and there are five acres of gardens, restaurant and bar, swimming pool, and more. Click here for Special Offers for 2011.

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