Ever imagined waking up to spectacular views over a shimmering lake or an ancient amphitheatre, or sipping coffee while gazing at the glistening Mediterranean? These hotels are beautifully situated but also have rooms with views to take your breath away.
Built in 1884, Lake Garda’s first hotel counts King George of Saxony and Winston Churchill among its past guests. Most of its 167 rooms and suites have stunning views over the lake and shaded gardens – deluxe rooms have private lake-view terraces, suites have balconies. Guests can drink and dine at the pool bar, Winnie’s Piano Bar and Grand Hotel Restaurant’s lakeside terrace. There is also a private beach, heated pool and motorboat jetty.
Set in 50 hectares of Baja Sardinia, a few kilometres inland from Sardinia’s north-eastern Costa Smeralda, is Hotel La Bisaccia. Bedrooms and suites here have lovely views of the Mediterranean Sea, often with balconies. The hotel also has a sea-view swimming pool and serves fine Italian cuisine at La Terrazza restaurant. A short walk away is the private beach and guests can also find secluded bays along the Baja headland.
Perched in the rocky hills on Sicily’s east coast, in front of a Greco-Roman amphitheatre, is the Grand Hotel Timeo – Taormina’s first hotel. Deluxe guestrooms, junior suites and suites have terraces or balconies overlooking the Bay of Naxos. The restaurant serves seasonal Sicilian specialities, while the legendary Literary Terrace, where many an A-lister has sipped a Bellini, offers sweeping views over the bay and Mount Etna.
A thousand feet above the Bay of Naples is the clifftop Hotel Caesar Augustus, which offers some of the most breathtaking views on Capri. All rooms have private balconies with garden or sea views, while the infinity pool overlooks the bay and Mount Vesuvius. Guests can book a romantic terrace for two or enjoy sunset drinks at the Terrace & Bar Lounge before dinner at the elegant poolside restaurant, La Terrazza Di Lucullo.
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