Lakes (Maggiore and Orta Lakes) Featured Hotels
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|Both the northern and peninsular
regions of Italy have numerous lakes. The principal lakes of northern Italy
are Garda, Maggiore, Como,
and Lugano; the peninsular lakes, which are considerably smaller, include
Trasimeno, Bolsena, and Bracciano.
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Parco San Marco Beach Resort, Golf & Spa, Cima Di Porlezza
Hotel Parco San Marco Beach
Resort, Golf & SPA is set on 30,000 square metres of subtropical parkland
at the eastern end of Lake Lugano. Guests can enjoy a range of relaxing
activities in an onsite spa which offers a sauna, spa tub, steam room,
and solarium, as well as massage and beauty services. A children's club
provides supervised activities including crafts, painting, swimming, diving,
and climbing. Dining options include the Fiorita and San Marco restaurants,
and the Grottino, a 200-year-old cellar restaurant with arched stone ceilings.
The Hotel Belvedere-San
Gottardo has a classic Italianate façade and is situated on the
promenade just opposite the ferry dock in the village of Verbania on Lake
Maggiore. Milan Malpensa Airport is 60 kilometres from the hotel with an
approximate driving time of 60 minutes. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour
front desk can arrange room service, safety-deposit boxes and laundry.
Parking facilities are also provided for a surcharge. Belvedere-San Gottardo's
restaurant serves regional specialities and fine local wines. The
hotel is ideally placed for ferry trips to the scenic Borromeo Islands.
Guests can also explore the botanic gardens at Villa Taranto, which can
be found three kilometres away.
(Padua) Featured Hotel Accommodation
|The city of Padua, Italy,
(It. Padova) is the economic and communications hub of the Veneto
region (Eng. Venetia) in northern Italy. The capital of Padova province,
it stands on the Bacchiglione River, 40km west of Venice and 29km southeast
of Vicenza, with a population of 211,985 (2004). The city is included,
with Venice (Italian Venezia), in the Padua-Venice Metropolitan Area, population
1,600,000. Its agricultural setting is the Pianura Padovana, the "Paduan
plain," edged by the Euganaean Hills praised by Lucan and Martial, Petrarch,
Ugo Foscolo, and Shelley. The city is picturesque, with a dense network
of arcaded streets opening into large communal piazze, and many bridges
crossing the various branches of the Bacchiglione, which once surrounded
the ancient walls like a moat. Padua is the setting for most of the
action in Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.
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Palace Hotel Padova
Academy Palace Hotel is
a modern, elegant and comfortable complex, which offers beautiful accommodation
and excellent meeting facilities to make your stay a pleasant one.
Situated 5 minutes by car from the main highway exits, Accademia Palace
Hotel Padova is only 200 metres away from the trade exhibition centre and
very close to the central station and the city centre. The hotel
boasts 95 guest rooms that are equipped with the most modern services than
comfort and technology. Specially adapted rooms for the physically challenged
are also available. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant and
enjoy a drink at the pleasant American Bar that offers an immense range
of cocktail and aperitifs. The hotel also provides favourable parking
space for guests using their own modes of transportation.
Al Cason Padova
The Al Cason Hotel Padova
is at easy access from the railway station and a short walk away from the
historic centre of Padova. The tourist spots in the city include the Basilica
di S.Antonio, Capella degli Scrovegni and Orto Botanica. The hotel
boasts 48 air-conditioned bedrooms that are equipped with contemporary
amenities. The onsite restaurant serves typical homemade Venetian dishes,
in a family atmosphere. Al Cason also features conference rooms for meetings,
seminars and conferences.
The Hotel Majestic Toscanelli
is located in the centre of Padua, Italy, in the midst of the narrow, winding
medieval streets that characterise the city centre. A walk past Pedrocchi's
Caffè and Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel to the station, two kilometres
away, provides access to Venice with trains running every half hour. Set
within an 18th-century building, The Hotel Majestic Toscanelli has an entrance
past a porter into a hall of white marble, white walls, and gold finishes.
Garage parking is available, as is complimentary wireless Internet access,
and babysitting can be provided. Motorists staying at the hotel have access
to the city's restricted central traffic zone. A complimentary buffet breakfast
is served in a simply decorated breakfast room. The Toscanelli also has
the American Bar serving pasta, salad and steak in an informal atmosphere
with wooden furniture and a bar.
Padova Hotel & Conference Center
The Sheraton Padova Hotel
& Conference Center is a modern property spread over 10 floors and
situated within four kilometres of the city centre, Scrovegni Chapel and
the Gothic splendour of St Anthony's Basilica. Guests can work out in the
fitness room or enjoy discounted use of facilities at the Health Centre,
situated two kilometres from the hotel and offering an indoor pool, sauna
and solarium. A courtesy shuttle bus runs to and from the centre of Padova
and guests can browse the souvenirs in the hotel gift shop. The Sheraton
Padova offers two dining options: Les Arcades is a modern restaurant with
soft yellow decor serving a range of international and Italian dishes including
home-made pasta, and the Venetia Bar is a modern piano bar offering a selection
of dishes including oysters and regional specialties along with a wide
range of drinks.
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|Positano is a small town
on the Amalfi Coast (Costiera Amalfitana), in Campania, Italy. The main
part of the city sits in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast.
Positano was a prosperous port of the Amalfi Republic in the 16th and 17th
centuries. But by the mid-19th century, the town had fallen on hard times.
More than half the population emigrated, mostly to the United States of
|Positano was a relatively poor fishing
village during the first half of the 20th century. It began to attract
large numbers of tourists in the 1950s, especially after John Steinbeck
published his essay about Positano in Harper's Bazaar in May, 1953: "Positano
bites deep", Steinbeck wrote. "It is a dream place that isnít quite real
when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone."
Today tourism is the major industry in Positano.
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Villa Franca Positano
Hotel Villa Franca is located
in the village of Positano, Italy, 3.5 kilometres from the Amalfi Coast
and 15 kilometres from Sorrento town centre. Overlooking Positano, the
hotel offers panoramic views of the Amalfi Coast. The outdoor swimming
pool is located on the top floor, and has a poolside bar and sunloungers.
The interior is finished in the style of a traditional Italian villa and
is decorated with local artwork. A complimentary shuttle bus runs between
the hotel and Positano's centre regularly. The hotel is air-conditioned
throughout and wireless, high-speed Internet access is available for a
fee. Hotel Villa Franca serves a complimentary breakfast each morning and
the snack bar is open for lunch. The Li Galli Restaurant, open for lunch
daily, has an open-air terrace and serves regional dishes. The wellness
centre offers massage treatments, fitness equipment, and a Turkish bath.
Posa Posa Positano
In the marvelous picture
of the Amalfi Coast, surrounded by houses, arches, and domes, the Hotel
Posa Posa gives you the welcome in Positano. The 4 star historical
Hotel Posa Posa has a splendid location in the centre of Positano, set
in the mountain side descending to the sea. Decor is romantic and original,
with hand painted tiling and Mediterranean colours on white backgrounds
throughout the hotel room's.All the rooms are different one from another,
elegantly furnished and have the best comforts.
Featured Hotels (Campania)
|Praiano is a town and comune in
the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy.
It is situated between Amalfi and Positano. One of the more popular attractions
is the Grotto Esmerelda, or the "Green Grotto". Although not nearly as
famous as the Blue Grotto of the island of Capri, the Grotto Esmerelda,
as the name would suggest, features a green light reflection inside the
|Praiano is also home to one of the
few nightclubs in the area, La Zagara.
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Hotel Tritone Praiano
Placed in the magic corner
of paradise and boasting luxurious accommodation, the Grand Hotel Tritone
Praiano assures you a peaceful and comfortable stay in Costiera Amalfitana.
Located in between Amalfi and Positano, in an enviable position above the
sea, the Grand Hotel Tritone Praiano is placed close to the beach.
All the guestrooms at Grand Hotel are well equipped with modern amenities
to make you feel comfortable all through your stay. Most of the guestrooms
offers wonderful views of the beautiful sea views. Offering traditional
Mediterranean cuisine enriched by the true ingredients of Amalfi Coast,
the La Cala delle Lampare Restaurant serves delicious meals with a large
assortment of prestigious national wines for you to enjoy. At leisure,
you can spend a valuable time at the hydro massage zone or just take a
bracing dip at the swimming pool.
Offering quality accommodation
and amenities, the Margherita Hotel is an ideal place for you to have a
relaxing stay. The Margherita Hotel is located in the beautiful Praiano,
a prestigious seaside resort known for its fine climate and excellent facilities.
The hotel has 28 rooms that are tastefully furnished and equipped with
the necessary modern comforts, offering guests an agreeable and happy stay.
Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant that serves a wide range of a
la carte and local dishes. Guests who want to keep contact with the
outside world, can make use of the wi-fi area. For those who seek the sun
and relax, the hotel has a solarium with a view of the sea. You can pamper
yourself by taking a hydro massage, counter current and feet massage or
just take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.
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|Rimini is a city in the Emilia-Romagna
region of Italy and capital city of the Province of Rimini. It is
located on the Adriatic Sea near the coast between the rivers Marecchia
(the ancient Ariminus) and Ausa (Aprusa). Coast navigation and fishing
are traditional industries and, together with Riccione, it is probably
the most famous seaside resort on the Adriatic Riviera, among Italians.
|Rimini is famous for its nightlife,
and is known as the "Ibiza of the Adriatic". The city itself does not have
any clubs, but many of its bars have dance floors that are frequently packed.
Riccione, the next township, is the place to go for the big clubs.
The city is notable in disco music
history for its Cosmic Club who's DJ Daniele Baldelli played records from
a moving elevator to the young experimental audience. Baldelli's important
contribution to the world of DJing is perhaps overshadowed by his American
counterparts, Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy.
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Western Premier Hotel Milton, Rimini
The Best Western Premier
Hotel Milton is a four-star superior hotel on the sea, situated in the
prestigious area of Rimini Marina, in front of the most beautiful beach
of the Adriatic coast and in the hub of Rimini nightlife. This hotel
has confortable air-conditioned rooms with a wonderful view on the sea,
four star superior furnitures and comforts, suites and junior suites. Its
exclusive restaurant La Terrazza offers high quality menu a la carte, even
for business dinner, banqueting and marriages up to 180 persons. From lunch
until the aperitif, the appointment is on the beach at "Milton Restaurant",
just in front of the hotel.
After a long day, you can
enjoy the elegant Relax Area, which offers well-advanced equipments, beauty
and wellness treatments: Turkish Bath with cromotherapy, Jacuzzi with water
massage, warmed up to 35°celsius, technogym fitness area and massages.
The Hotel Accademia is located
in Rimini, Italy, 30 metres from the beach, 1.5 kilometres from Rimini's
old town, and 2 kilometres from the Rimini market. This neoclassical blue-and-
white boutique hotel is surrounded by its own in gardens. Complimentary
Internet access is available, and 24-hour room service is offered. Multilingual
staff at the 24-hour front desk can offer tourist advice. The Hotel
Accademia's contemporary Gusto Restaurant serves light, seasonal fish and
meat dishes, and the Accademia café serves coffee and drinks. The
full-board rate includes a buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner, and water and
wine in the restaurant. The half-board rate includes a buffet breakfast,
dinner, and coffees and soft drinks in the café. complimentary newspapers
are available in the lobby. Guests not booking these rates will receive
a complimentary breakfast only. Bicycles can be hired for free at the hotel.
Tennis is available one kilometre away.
The Le Meridien Rimini is
a modern seafront property situated in the middle of Rimini Riviera's boutique
and café area, located 1.5 kilometres from the area's historical
sights. The 110 soundproof guestrooms feature light décor and contemporary
furnishings. Modern amenities include air conditioning, Internet connections,
minibars, televisions with satellite channels, daily complimentary newspapers,
in-room safes, telephones, hairdryers and spa showers. The hotel's Soleiado
Restaurant serves international and Mediterranean dishes with fish specialities
in a contemporary setting decorated with modern art and sleek furnishings;
there is also an outdoor patio facing the beach for alfresco dining. Children
can enjoy the hotel's seasonal outdoor pool, while those wishing to relax
will find a spa tub and solarium in the new Furakha wellness centre.
La Gradisca Rimini
A modern four-floor hotel
devoted to the films of Federico Fellini, located in Rimini's Marina Centro
district, one kilometre from the city centre. The hotel's La Dolce Vita
restaurant is themed dining area which draws inspiration from the films
of Fellini. Paintings of famous film scenes adorn the walls, while the
restaurant's decor reflects the legendary director's eye for vivid colours.
Guests can choose from a menu offering international dishes, local specialities
and a range of Italian wines. Cinephiles can further revel in the world
of Fellini in the Sciecco Bianco bar, which offers a range of cocktails,
soft drinks and appetisers accompanied by soundtracks from his films.
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