Welcome to browse through Johanna's hand-picked selection of places to stay in Italy. Each space, cared for by gracious, knowledgeable hosts, is unique, beyond stars and categories. While experiencing days of relaxation and discoveries, you may even find a copy of Caffè Italia to enjoy.
Located in Bagno Vignoni, an ancient village well known for its thermal waters in the heart of Val D’Orcia, Tuscany, Posta Marcucci was developed by the Marcucci family. From the 1850’s and onwards, the family ran the tavern turned post office in the village and, a century later, built the main structure of the hotel. Posta Marcucci boasts an open-air thermal bath, whose unfiltered waters are rich in chalk, iron and zinc--perfect for treating arthritis and rheumatism. The Costa family has recently taken over the hotel and pays homage to the Marcucci legacy by celebrating and preserving the hotel’s unique history.
Gently placed on a lush and fertile hill near Ostuni in Puglia, La Masseria Cervarolo is a welcoming family-owned pearl. A perfect spot for discovering Valle D’Itria with its charming small towns, like Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica, and the Adriatic sea. The Masseria was built in the 16th Century, and has been carefully restored keeping the original architecture with trulli, traditional Apulian dry stone huts notable for their conical roofs.
The Grand Hotel in Milan offers an experience of exquisite attention to detail and a century and a half of Milanese history. Frequented by the likes of Giuseppe Verdi in the late 1800’s, Tamara de Lampicka in the 1920’s and singer Maria Callas in the 1950’s, the Grand Hotel has been a preferred accommodation for artists and creatives visiting Milan. Just next door to Piazza della Scala, the Grand Hotel offers the best of both worlds: a bustling, international capital just outside its historic doors and a serene, welcoming retreat within.