Italy is a country that’s synonymous with luxury and elegance. If you’re planning a trip to the country, and you’d like to sample some of the finer things, then there are a few specific areas that you’ll want to visit during your Italy tour. Let’s consider a few of them!

Why is Italy known for luxury?

Italy is a world leader when it comes to artisan crafts, with a long history of leatherworking, textiles, jewelry, cosmetics, and (of course) motoring. This reputation has been built over several distinct periods. The wealthy city-states of the Renaissance drew artists and inventors from far and wide and provided those professionals with the resources they needed to flourish. Before that, there was the Roman Empire, which saw massive leaps taken in everything from architecture to conquest.

Top 5 luxury destinations in Italy

If you’d like to sample some of what Italy’s luxurious corners have to offer, then five destinations stand apart.

Tuscany, Italy
Tuscany, Italy. Photo by Belyaaa


This region is famously extremely hilly and provides shelter to some of the country’s most prestigious wine producers. For those looking for a stroll among the vineyards, it’s a difficult place to beat. The reign of the House of Medici saw particular advances in art and literature, and if you’re looking for a glimpse into that history, a visit to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is obligatory.

Panorama of Capri island Italy from Mount Solaro. Photo by Mikolaj Niemczewski
Panorama of Capri Island Italy from Mount Solaro. Photo by Mikolaj Niemczewski


The island of Capri has earned the praise of everyone from the Ancient Romans to Charles Dickens. The town is home to a string of high-class restaurants and boutique shops. There are natural wonders to explore, too, including the Grotta Azzurra, which is an iconic cave whose waters are naturally lit with blue light from beneath. 

Italy Amalfi Coast after sunset. Photo by Elxeneize
Italy Amalfi Coast after sunset. Photo by Elxeneize

Amalfi coast 

Few destinations in the world are quite as synonymous with luxury as the Amalfi coast. It’s just a short drive from Naples, which means that you easily pay a visit on the same trip as you visit Capri. It’s been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997 and offers a wealth of secluded coves and towering, multi-hued hillside towns.

Part of the appeal of the area is its little coastal towns and villages, which are unblemished by the sorts of modern glass structures that you might find elsewhere. A holiday here is like a step into another world: one that’s beautiful and compelling!

The beautiful Town of Varenna on Lake Como in Italy. Photo by VinyLove Foto
The beautiful Town of Varenna on Lake Como in Italy. Photo by VinyLove Foto

Lake Como

This lake has an unmistakable paradisical quality. It was a favored holiday spot for a string of famous artists in search of inspiration, and many modern celebrities maintain a residence along the shore. This is a spot that’s best visited in the off-season since the tourist crowds are extremely dense during the height of summer.

You’ll find this lake nestled into the foothills of the Alps. Viewed from above, it looks a little bit like an upside-down ‘y’. This shape resulted from a coming-together of melting glaciers.

Dolomites, Italy. Photo by Flaviu Boerescu
Dolomites, Italy. Photo by Flaviu Boerescu


The Dolomites are a range of mountains in the country’s north. They owe their name to their pale color, which comes from a mineral of the same name. If you’re visiting the country during ski season, then this is the place to indulge in some downhill action. The so-called Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo, is beloved by luxury-conscious skiers. 

But it isn’t just during ski season that the Dolomites are worth a visit. Hikers, mountain bikers, and those looking to enjoy a mountain spa: ’ll all find something to enjoy here.