Small and boutique hotels

Some of our most characterful hotels are also some of our smallest hotels: historic Tuscan villas with Neo-classical gardens; boutique stays with individually decorated rooms; family hotels that run on Italian hospitality; rural Trulli and Masserie farmhouses; and even a Sassi cave dwelling kitted out with modern minimalist furnishings.

Browse our collection of small and boutique hotels to find a place that really gets you under the skin of Italy. They’re scattered all over the country, so you could wind up bedding down anywhere from sky-high Ravello to the deep south of Sicily.

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At Citalia, we have over 95 years' experience in tailoring holidays to Italy. Our Personal Travel Planners are on hand every step of the way to ensure you Travel with Confidence. Our collection of boutique hotels in Italy is perfect if you're looking for some privacy and relaxation on your next holiday to Italy.

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Villa Garden, Sorrento
Situated on the northern edge of Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples and at Mount Vesuvius itself. Spend quality time in and around the private pool area and sample local cheeses, meats and wines in the wine bar.
Marincanto, Positano
A stunning clifftop location with views of the bay and Positano town, with a private staircase from the hotel to its private beach. Enjoy a dip in the infinity pool, which is carved from the cliff.
Botanico San Lazzaro, Amalfi Coast

Mediterranean villa Botanico San Lazzaro has nabbed a hard-to-beat spot on the hillside above Maiori. Wide-angle bay views are a given.

Villa Don Camillo, Sorrento

The 17th-century Villa Don Camillo burrows among the fruit orchards just outside Sorrento. Family run and with just seven bedrooms, it’s got a real home-away-from-home feel to it.

San Giorgio Palace, Sicily

San Giorgio Palace carves out a spot on the rocky hillside of Ragusa. A tunnel leads you to reception, rooms come with country views, plus it’s only a few minutes’ walk from Piazza Duomo.

Hotel Villa Fraulo, Ravello

With its historic locale and vaulted dining room, the Hotel Villa Fraulo isn’t shy about showing off its medieval roots.

Trulli Soave, Puglia

Trulli Soave is your chance to stay in a traditional Trulli house. Round rooms, archways and conical roofs are the theme – as well as little extras like al fresco hot tubs and rose gardens with hammocks.

Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita, Matera

The Sextantio le Grotte della Civita converts ancient Sassi cave dwellings into 18 luxury rooms. Archaic features like wobbly stone floors and hand-woven bedcovers add to the atmosphere.

Relais Santa Anastasia, Sicily

A one-time Benedictine abbey, the Relais Santa Anastasia has all the markers of a Relais & Chateaux hotel – including a gourmet Sicilian restaurant.

Not found what you are looking for?

We have a wider range of hotels available, please give one of our Italy Experts a call on 01293 765055. 

Here are some of our favourites.

Belair 5*, Sorrento
  • Built into the cliff face
  • Stunning views over the Bay of Naples
  • 20-minute downhill walk to the centre of Sorrento
  • Spacious rooms
Bellevue Syrene 5*, Sorrento
  • In the historic centre
  • Stunning views
  • Originally a private residence dating back to 1750
  • Attentive service with relaxed feel
Donna Camilla Savelli 4*, Rome
  • A former 17th century restored convent
  • Located in the charming area of Trastevere and a short stroll from shops, bars and restaurants
  • Relax in the hotel's tranquil garden
Hotel Sirmione e Promessi Sposi 4*, Lake Garda
  • Boasts a prime location in Sirmione
  • Spectacular views over the marina and lake
  • Relax at the lakeside pool or in the spa
  • Enjoy a candlelit dinner by the sparkling waters of Lake Garda
La Fiermontina 5*, Puglia
  • An 18th-century Masseria filled with contemporary art, sculptures, and designer furnishings
  • Set in a walled olive grove a few minutes’ walk from Lecce historic centre
  • Outdoor pool 
La Floridiana 4*, Capri
  • Beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea
  • Just five minutes from Marina Grande, where you can book boat trips
  • Relax on the sun terrace surrounding the hotel swimming pool
  • Ideal for couples wanting to explore the island of Capri
La Minervetta 4*, Sorrento
  • Stunning views over the Bay of Naples
  • Modern bright interiors
  • Contemporary style
  • Floor to ceiling windows in the sea facing bedrooms
Masseria Torre Coccaro 5*, Puglia
  • Set in a historic country house from the 16th century
  • Surrounded by ancient olive groves
  • English speaking miniclub and playground
  • Private beach club
Panoramic Hotel 4*, Sicily
  • Seaside views
  • Panoramic rooftop pool
  • Close to the beach
  • 5 minute walk to the cable car to upper Taormina
Plaza Lucchesi 4*, Florence
  • Historic hotel dating from 1860
  • Set right on the banks of the Arno River
  • Rooftop pool and bar with great views
  • 10 minute walk to the city centre 
Rocco Forte Masseria Torre Maizza 5*, Puglia
  • Renovated 16th century Masseria surrounded by ancient olive groves
  • Pool bar and a rooftop bar
  • Private beach club
  • Spa and a 9-hole golf course
Sina Hotel Flora 4*, Capri
  • An oasis of tranquillity
  • 5 minutes’ walk to the famous Pizzetta of Capri
  • Contemporary style
Sina Palazzo Sant Angelo 4*, Venice
  • Overlooking the Grand Canal
  • Convenient central location
  • Venetian style
  • Charming garden courtyard
Villa Athena 5*, Sicily
  • Elegant boutique hotel
  • Stunning views over the Greek Temples
  • A chic mix of historic and modern
  • Surrounded by lush gardens
Villa il Poggiale Dimora Storica 4*, Tuscany Countryside
  • Renaissance villa style hotel in the Chianti area
  • Ideal base for exploring Tuscany
  • Outdoor pool with hill views
  • Elegant rooms with wood-beamed ceilings
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Start planning your Citalia holiday by getting in touch with one of our Personal Travel Planners.

Lines open: Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:30 (Wednesdays from 9:30), Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00.
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