9 Best Breakfasts With a View!
Settle in for a leisurely "caffè e cornetto" at one of these spectacular morning venues
There's no better way to the start the day than with a great breakfast after a good night's sleep!
Sure, hot freshly-made coffee, just-squeezed fruit juice, steaming fragrant croissants, and jewel-toned pots of home-made jams are the foundation of a memorable breakfast, but the venue in which you enjoy them is just as important.
Everyone loves to begin the day with flair, so we've selected nine hotels with memorable breakfast venues in Italy for a postcard-perfect morning.
Belmond Hotel Caruso - Ravello
It's easy to start the day in style at Ravello's Belmond Hotel Caruso, one of the most famous 5 star luxury hotels on the Amalfi Coast. Here, not only is the breakfast sumptuous and served on one of the most scenic terraces in the world, there is the added luxury of breakfast open until late in the morning...so there's no reason to rush from your gorgeous room
Kristal Palace - Lake Garda
It's hard to find a more spectacular setting for the most important meal of the day than Hotel Kristal Palace's Sky bar, overlooking the shimmering pool, spectacular Lake Garda, and the soaring Dolomites in Trentino.
Palazzo Castiglioni - Mantua
Palazzo Castiglioni is a beautifully restored 14th century palazzo in the heart of Mantua, once home to the noble Bonacolsi family. You'll feel like nobility yourself when you have breakfast served in your deluxe suite overlooking the city's magnificent Palazzo Ducale or outside in the splendid Piazza Sordello.
Belmond Hotel Splendido - Portofino
The most desirable (and desired!) 5 star on the Italian Riviera is hands-down the Belmond Hotel Splendido, with its breathtaking views over the Portofino Bay from each window, balcony, and terrace...including the lush panoramic deck where breakfast is served each morning.
Grand Hotel Cavour - Florence
Grand Hotel Cavour's elegant breakfast room, with its coffered ceiling, stained glass windows, and artwork, is certainly luxurious...but for a truly spectacular repast make your way up to the Terrazza Michelangelo and sip your cappuccino over amazing views of the Palazzo Vecchio and Florence's iconic Duomo.
Hotel Splendide Royal - Rome
Only a life-or-death appointment could be important enough to make you skip breakfast at Rome's Splendide Royal! Here, the gourmet buffet breakfast is served on the Limonaia terrace on the hotel's 6th floor, with sweeping views across the capital city, including the unmistakable dome of Saint Peter's in the Vatican.
Miramare & Castello - Ischia
Guests staying at Miramare & Castello linger until late over their breakfast, and it's no wonder. Served on the terrace overlooking the sea and Ischia's historic Aragonese castle, built by Alfonso V of Aragon in 1441 and connected to the island by a narrow stone bridge, this breakfast makes it easy to lose track of time.
Capri Wine Hotel - Capri
The island of Capri's first concept hotel, Capri Wine Hotel is perfect for travelling oenophiles...beginning with the delicious buffet breakfast served under the grapevines in the hotel's vineyard overlooking the sea.
Hotel Villa Ducale - Taormina
Hotel Villa Ducale serves one of the most sumptuous breakfast spreads in Taormina on one of the seaside city's most breathtaking terraces. As you make your way through the towers of sweet and savory Sicilian treats, you may be distracted by views of Taormina, the Bay of Naxos, and smoldering Mount Etna in the distance.
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Born in the UK, for the last 20 years Anna Madgwick has lived and worked in Italy. She is a freelance copy writer and translator.
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