CCT's favourite Italian Boltholes

Italy has such an expansive landscape and boasts an abundance of immersive, authentic destinations that can nurture some of our greatest interests, from architectural buffs, to gastronomy lovers, art connoisseurs, to beach babes, this destination has something for everyone. We have curated an intimate list of some of our favourite properties that are a must indulge the next time you hop on over to Bella Italia!

Consciously Connected Travel - CC Journal -  Castello di Vicarello - Tuscany, Italy


A picturesque award winning boutique castle set amongst the rolling hills of Tuscany. This is one of those destinations where all you need is at the touch of your fingertips. Whether it’s riding horses, picking truffles, hiking through the hills, leather workshops, olive harvests, cooking authentic Italian soul food, relaxing poolside with all the massages one can imagine, or tapping into your inner sommelier; Castello di Vicerello is your best gourmet getaway.

Consciously Connected Travel - CC Journal - Hotel Casa Manni - Rome, Italy


A romantic home in the heart of Rome. Only a stone’s throw away from the city’s favourites spots like Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon. The hedonists hideaway offers spectacular views overlooking the Piazza Colonna and provides the perfect retreat for lovers wanting to escape from the hustle & bustle of the city. Casa Manni offers the ultimate home away from home experience blending chic with cozy and offering some local secrets like a private agnolotti-making class with Oretta Zanini de Vita, Italy’s mistress of handmade pasta. Talk about the ultimate romantic Roman holiday.

Consciously Connected Travel - CC Journal - Villa Franca - Positano, Italy


Sitting perfectly where the Mediterranean sea kisses the sky, Villa Franca is a hilltop haven and Positano’s most romantic escape. Check out of reality and slip into the picturesque allure of the Amalfi with its cobblestone streets and sandy beaches. Unwind poolside with this boutique resort’s unbeatable views of the sparkling sea and gorgeous glamour of the city that surrounds.


Stylish white suites set in damusi dwellings on the Black Pearl of the Mediterranean, discover & explore the contrast of the ancient island. A cuisine that highlights authenticity and tradition, a grape therapy garden that lets you escape from reality and slip away into your subconscious, a breathtakingly blue sea nourished by the nutrients of the volcano from which the island was born out of. Sikelia is all things luxury and elusive, a rhythm that matches with the island of Pantelerria and a destination worth discovering.