Unique boutique Italian hotels

Citalia offers a collection of characterful boutique hotels, including rural trulli, masserie farmhouses and the brand’s first exclusive hotel

For travellers who prefer a more intimate style of holiday by staying in small independent hotels, leading Italian specialist, Citalia, has curated its first collection of boutique properties. Curated by Citalia’s knowledgeable Italy Experts, each hotel is handpicked for its small set-up, excellent location and individual character, offering a truly unique Italian holiday experience.

The boutique hotel collection includes the first exclusive villa to Citalia, to offer travellers the opportunity to experience a stay in authentic 17th century accommodation. A home away from home, it can be booked by individual room s or in its entirety. From sassi cave dwellings, to a medieval abbey with an in-house winery and traditional trulli, these properties ooze Italian character and one-of-a-kind charm.

With over 85 years of Italian heritage, Citalia’s team of Italy Experts can organise every aspect of a stay at one or more of its boutique hotels, including flexible flying options, car hire and various activities and experiences. Every holiday is completely tailor made to suit each customer’s needs.

Furthermore, during February, holidaymakers can save up to £1,000 with exclusive offers in Citalia’s February sale. Travellers who book a multicentre holiday before 28 February 2018 can also save an extra £100.

For more information visit http://www.citalia.com/collections/small-and-boutique-hotels or call 01293 831 970 to speak to an Italy Expert. Below are a selection of Citalia’s top boutique hotels.

Hire an authentic 17th century Sorrentine villa – Citalia’s first exclusive hotel

A family-run 17th-century aristocratic villa, Villa Don Camillo features just seven bedrooms, and is located near Sant’Agnello, a quiet suburb of Sorrento that offers a more authentic Italian experience. Its relaxed atmosphere lends it the feeling of staying with old friends. Bespoke in-villa experiences and activities are available, including limonchello making with the owners and cooking lessons with the chef.

Citalia (01293 831 970, http://www.citalia.com) is offering a seven night stay at the four star plus Villa Don Camillo in Sorrento, on a B&B basis, from £877 per person. The package also includes an exclusive £150 discount, private resort transfers and return flights from London Gatwick with easyJet. Based on 11 May 2018 departures. Book via http://www.citalia.com/holidays/italy/campania/sorrento/hotels/villa-don-camillo

Stay in a traditional Pugliese trulli

For an authentic Pugliese experience, travellers can opt for a stay in a traditional trulli in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello. These individual ancient dwellings make for a unique stay, yet boast a spacious feel and are equipped with modern conveniences. Trulli Soave is a collection of five separate dwellings sleeping up to two adults each.

Citalia (01293 831 970, http://www.citalia.com) is offering a seven night stay at the three star plus Trulli Soave in Alberobello, on a B&B basis, from £638 per person. Also included is a 15% early booking discount, one free night’s stay, and return flights from London Gatwick with British Airways. Based on 18 April 2018 departures. Book via http://www.citalia.com/holidays/italy/puglia/alberobello/hotels/trulli-soave

Pair a wine-producing medieval abbey on Sicily with a five star vineyard stay on Salina

Travellers and wine lovers can opt to stay in two unique properties in one twin-centre trip to Sicily and the Aeolian Island of Salina, starting at the Relais Santa Anastasia. Once a medieval abbey in the heart of the Madonie Natural Park, the 28-room hotel, which produces its own wine, was first inhabited by the Normans in 1100. Then travellers can head to the wine estate Capofaro Malvasia & Resort, located on the island of Salina, with 21 rooms surrounded by vines producing the typical local wine, Malvasia. Guests here can get involved in pruning or harvesting the vines.

Citalia (01293 831 970, http://www.citalia.com) is offering a seven night twin centre break to Sicily and Salina, staying at the five star plus Relais Santa Anastasia and five star Capofaro Malvasia & Resort, on a B&B basis, from £1,379 per person. Also included are seven nights Hertz car hire, a return ferry from Milazzo to Salina, a £100 February sale discount and return flights from London Gatwick with easyJet. Based on 28 April 2018 departures. Call to book. http://www.citalia.com/holidays/italy/sicily-and-the-aeolian-islands/castelbuono/hotels/relais-santa-anastasia


Experience the unusual setting of a sassi cave dwelling in Matera

Located in the oldest part of the UNESCO World heritage site of Sassi di Matera, the Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita offers 18 cave dwellings, carefully restored to offer unique experience to guests wishing to stay in this unusual setting. Breakfast or a candlelit dinner served in the 8thcentury cave church is a particular highlight.

Citalia (01293 831 970, http://www.citalia.com) is offering a five night stay at the four star Sextantio Le Grotte della Civita in Matera, on a B&B basis, from £1,129 per person. Also included are return flights from London Gatwick with easyJet. Based on 15 July 2018 departures. Book via http://www.citalia.com/holidays/italy/basilicata/matera/hotels/sextantio-le-grotte-della-civita