Are Italy, Spain, and Portugal on your bucket list? Good news – you can take a Grand Tour with Belmond. When you stay at any two Belmond properties in those destinations for a total of seven nights (or more!), and you can access one exclusive rate, thanks to Brownell’s Belmond Bellini Club membership. All rates include a full American breakfast, and with Belmond, you know you will be in a prime location, experience exceptional service, and enjoy a truly authentic trip. Learn more about each of their beautiful properties below.
What do Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Audrey Hepburn have in common (besides their legendary status, of course!)? They were guests of the glamorous Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo! Tucked in Sicily’s rocky hillside by the Greek Theater, this hotel offers sweeping views of the sea and Mount Etna along with Belmond’s white-glove service and attention to detail. It is also in THE prim-o location, literally steps from charming shops, restaurants and next door to the Greek Theater.
The sister hotel to Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea is perched on a private beach on Sicily’s Bay of Mazzaro. This resort was originally a private residence, built in 1919, and today it still exudes the charm and seclusion of one. Spend the day on-property relaxing in a beach cabana or by the heated infinity pool or explore the island during a complimentary boat tour. The island is your oyster (and by the end of your stay, you’ll be wishing it was your home!).
You want an incredible view on the Amalfi Coast? Belmond Hotel Caruso has got it…whether it’s the view from your room, the infinity pool, the immaculate gardens…you name it. The hotel is perched at Ravello’s highest point in a restored 11th century palace. Surrounded by lemon trees, vaulted ceilings, and original frescoes, you’ll have no doubt that you’re on the Amalfi Coast. And if you can tear yourself away from the property, there are complimentary shuttles to Amalfi and Positano as well a daily mini-cruise so you can see the coast from the water.
La dolce vita awaits you at the Belmond Hotel Splendido. Soak up all that the Italian Riviera has to offer as you stroll through the gardens, unwind by the pool, or enjoy a gourmet meal while overlooking the Portofino Harbour. You can also take the shuttle to (or stay at) sister hotel Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare that is adjacent to the lively Piazzetta.
Florence is bursting with works of art, including the lovely Belmond Villa San Michele. This former 15th-century monastery is home to ancient frescoes and a façade attributed to Michelangelo – and you can stay here! The hotel sits in the hills above Florence (and offers sweeping views of the city), so whether you want to hop down to the city (it is a quick 15-minute ride on the complimentary shuttle) or explore the Tuscan countryside, Belmond Villa San Michele is the perfect base.
Surrounded by 4,200 acres of rolling hills, Belmond Castello di Casole is simply picturesque. The 39-room hotel is in a restored 10th-century castle on one of the largest private estates in Italy. Though it’s easy to unwind and enjoy all the amenities on property (spa, hiking, biking, wine tasting, and ceramics class…just to name a few), you’re in the prime location to tour Tuscany.
During your stay in this iconic city, it only makes sense to stay in an iconic hotel – Belmond Hotel Cipriani. Located on Guidecca Island only five minutes from St. Mark’s Square, this hotel is an oasis from the crowds. And with an Olympic-size swimming pool (the only one in central Venice), a Michelin-starred restaurant, and a luxurious wellness center, Belmond Hotel Cipriani feels like a resort in the heart of a city.
A stone’s throw from the sparkling Mediterranean Sea and the charming artists’ village of Deia, Belmond La Residencia gives guests the best of both worlds. The hotel is decorated with bright colors that echo the blue sea as well as local antiques that provide a sense of place. As you explore the renowned sculpture gardens and art gallery on property, you can’t help but feel inspired – and lucky for you there is an expert-led masterclass!
Nestled among 10 acres of lush, subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Belmond Reid’s Palace is a breathtaking island retreat (and where Winston Churchill wrote his war memoirs and painted). This beautiful resort has welcomed travelers for more than 120 years and caters to all types of interests – from spa lovers to sun seekers to adventure enthusiasts to food and wine connoisseurs.
Bonus: Enjoy an automatic upgrade when you book with Brownell!
Can you decide which two of these fabulous Belmond hotels you would pick for your Grand Tour? (It’s tough, isn’t it!?) Contact an advisor to start planning your trip!