5 hotels with swimming pools for the summer

Swim on the top floor of a building, with the city at your feet. Float in an infinity pool on a cliff, with a breathtaking view. Dive into the shade of century-old trees in a flower garden. The swimming pool offers a cool retreat, where you can take refuge with the arrival of summer. Better if with a view. Here are the most scenic in Italy, where you can send body and mind on holiday, even if only for a few hours.

Hotel Caruso, a Belmond Hotel, Ravello

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The Amalfi Coast was a favorite stop on the Grand Tour. With its scenic view from the high cliffs overlooking the blue waters, for centuries it has seduced artists, stars, travelers, who found the place of the soul among these magnificent landscapes.

The most beautiful panorama can be admired from the infinity pool of the Hotel Caruso, in the Belmond Hotel, a corner of paradise in Ravello, where the mountains meet the sky. For decades, the historic home, which has its roots in the 11th century, has been a haven for celebrities, loved by Virginia Woolf, Humphrey Bogart, Greta Garbo and Gina Lollobrigida. Al Caruso was born one of the most talked about loves of the time, the one between Jackie Kennedy and Agnelli, thanks to the beauty of the place. The swimming pool suspended on a cliff 350 meters high in front of the Amalfi bay is a real jewel, where you can swim and fill your eyes with one of the most coveted views in the world.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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“That happy, sunny place”, Greta Garbo called it. An Art Nuoveau icon overlooking the western shore of Lake Como. The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of the most famous hotels in Italy, with an incredible view from Villa Melzi d’Eril in Bellagio to Villa Carlotta, with its colorful gardens in bloom.

Inaugurated in 1910, it was the living room of the elite, loved by the international jet-set, who chose Lake Como for its culture, landscapes and Belle Epoque architecture. Yesterday as today it is a residence of timeless charm, with three swimming pools, each with its own character. Starting with WOW, Water On the Water, a pool that floats on the placid waters of the lake, with its private beach, certainly one of the most coveted in Italy. But it is not the only one, the hotel offers two other pools, the Piscina dei Fiori, immersed in the coolness of the centuries-old park, and the other covered, the Infinity Pool of the T Spa, where bathing rhymes with relaxation and well-being. .

Castel Monastero

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In the heart of the Tuscan countryside, between the Chianti vineyards and the golden hills, is Castel Monastero, an ancient medieval village dating back to the 11th century, transformed into a charming residence, surrounded by chestnut forests and rows of cypresses. The origins of this special place are lost in the mists of time, it was the seat of a branch of the Berardenghi family, in 1202 it was part of the administration of the Municipality of Siena. Purchased by the noble Chigi Saracini family, it became their country villa.

Almost ten centuries of history are preserved among those stone houses with sloping roofs, squares and flowery alleys, among hectares of greenery. In this large park, large swimming pools are hidden, surrounded by meadows as far as the eye can see and centuries-old trees, where you can cool off and find harmony. Speaking of wellness, the spa is one of the jewels of the estate. In the ancient elegance of two typical Tuscan farmhouses, a few meters from the historic village, we discover another pool in which to find calm and balance. It is not just any swimming pool, it is the “Aquae Monasterii” path, with a detoxifying pool with sea oil with a very high salt density, studied by the medical team of Thalasso del Forte, spa of Forte Village.

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi, Rome

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It doesn’t even feel like you’re in the middle of town. To escape from the Capitoline heat, just take refuge here, on the terrace of Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel, one of the largest in the capital, with a view of the historic center. The building stands on the ancient Baths of Diocletian, in a historic building where you can find the original elements commissioned by Pope Clement XI for the Vatican in 1705, whose foundations, pools and mosaics are visible from the lower floor. Going up to the rooftop, you will find the amazing swimming pool with a view, open from ten in the morning until midnight, an oasis of peace where you can breathe the holiday air. At sunset it gives its best: you can stop for an aperitif or even for dinner.

It is worth combining the day in the pool with one of the many experiences designed by the hotel, such as the personalized lessons of the yoga master and Spa Manager Tomislav Dasovic, with breathing exercises, visualization and a particular olfactory experience to free yourself from accumulated stress.

Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cortina d’Ampezzo

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The swimming pool with panoramic views of the Dolomites is worth the trip alone. voyage. In this unique hotel, with a very rich history that created Cortina’s fame and glamor, trying the Cristallo Ultimate SPA is an unmissable experience.

The hotel represents the excellence of mountain hospitality, with a history spanning more than 120 years: theater of the most glamorous evenings and parties in the Alps, welcoming sparkling worldliness, from the Furstenbergs to the Princes of Liechtenstein, from Bardot to Marzotto . Today it maintains the alpine chic allure for which it has always been famous, with state-of-the-art comfort and its suggestive location in the woods. And it reopens its doors to welcome guests in view of the summer season. The magnificent sun-filled terraces offer dehors over the Dolomites. The splendid swimming pool overlooks these peaks, where you can swim with a unique view of the Tofane. Under the Liberty-style dome, in addition to the heated tub, it offers a whirlpool (with a view too), and a beautiful spa with sauna and turkish bath. He comes out reborn.

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