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Italian hotels roundup: Hotel Hubertus by NOA

Eight Italian hotels to wind down in

As a busy Milan design week draws to a close, Dezeen has selected eight Italian hotels that event-goers can head to for a moment of calm, including a minimalist retreat with views of the Dolomite mountains and a 15th-century holiday apartment with original fresco walls.

Hotels in Italy

Hotel Hubertus, Bolzano, South Tyrol, by NOA

A glass-bottomed pool juts out 17 metres from the front facade of Hotel Hubertus, allowing swimmers to feel like they're "floating weightlessly between heaven and earth".

The holiday resort is nestled at the base of South Tyrol's Kronplatz mountain, and features chalet-style interiors completed in natural wood.

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Hotels in Italy: Appartamento Brolettuono by Archiplanstudio
Photo by Davide Galli Atelier

Brolettouno Apartment, Lombardy, by Archiplan

Faded frescoes feature throughout this holiday apartment, which is set within a 15th-century building in Mantua – a historic city in northern Italy populated by cobbled squares and sumptuous palaces that belonged to Renaissance-era rulers.

Although most of the property's time-worn details have been preserved, contemporary birchwood furniture has been sprinkled throughout.

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Hotels in Italy: CASA FLORA by Diego Paccagnella
Photo by Valentina Sommariva

Casa Flora, Venice, Veneto, by Diego Paccagnella

Deep blues, emerald greens, and blush pinks deck out the interiors of Casa Flora in Venice, emulating the rich colours seen along the city's famous canals.

Design pieces from over 20 Italian brands have been used to dress the apartment, including 3D-printed lamps by Alessandro Zambelli and side tables by Mingardo.

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Bühelwirt, Ahrntal, South Tyrol, by Pedevilla Architects

The jet-black facade of the Bühelwirt hotel cuts a dramatic silhouette against the forested hillsides of northern Italy's Ahrntal commune, a popular destination for outdoor activities and skiing in the winter months.

Inside, the hotel boasts timber-lined guest rooms, a spa, and a restaurant that serves dishes made from regional ingredients.

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Hotels in Italy: Interiors of Albergo Miramonti hotel, designed by Boxx Creative
Photo by Mariell Lind Hansen

Albergo Miramonti, Colteno Golgi, Lombardy, by Boxx Creative

Albergo Miramonti is located just a couple of hours outside the buzz of Milan in the small town of Colteno Golgi, where tourists can hike, fly-fish, or pick porcini mushrooms in the nearby forests.

This stunning rural landscape informed the design of the hotel's interiors, which have been decked out in shades like sage green, sea-blue and ochre yellow.

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Photo by Oskar Dariz and Martin Schgaguler

Hotel Schgaguler, Castelrotto, South Tyrol, by Peter Pichler

A restrained material palette of concrete and warm-hued chestnut wood helps form the minimalist interiors of Hotel Schgaguler, which is situated in the UNESCO heritage-protected village of Castelrotto.

Huge gabled windows that front the bedroom suites also offer guests uninterrupted views of the nearby Dolomites mountain range.

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Photo by Patricia Parinejad

Hotel Il Sereno, Lake Como, Lombardy, by Patricia Urquiola

Set amongst a smattering of ornate villas, Hotel Il Sereno is one of the few contemporary properties on the shores of Lake Como – an affluent holiday spot long-visited by the rich and famous.

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has decked out its interiors with earth tones and pops of pastel. Her aesthetic even extends to the staff uniforms and small private boats that are used to ferry guests across the water.

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Hotels in Italy: Rooms of Rome guest suites designed by Jean Nouvel

Rooms of Rome, Rome, Lazio, by Jean Nouvel

Designed to appear as a "collision of epochs", Jean Nouvel's Rooms of Rome see flaking plaster walls and worn tiled floors paired with contemporary fixtures and furnishings.

The guest suites occupy part of a 17th-century palazzo, which also plays host to a gallery and a rooftop restaurant serving French-Russian food.

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