HOTEL BYRON-Forte dei Marmi, Italy
When it comes to grace and tradition, the Hotel Byron sits proudly at the top of that list, consistently retaining its inherent charming allure, intimate mood and refined elegance not easily found elsewhere. This 5-star luxury retreat is set in the heart of Forte de Marmi, overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, verdant private gardens and beautifully graced with the Alps in its background. Hotel Byron is an homage to years past, to those that have left their signs, echoes and imprints still evident today.

The villa which houses the retreat was commissioned during the first half of the last century by José “Pepito” Caferino Canevaro Duke of Zoagli, as a family holiday residence. It has since stood the test of time, serving as an elegant escape for diplomats, noblemen, businessmen, artists and celebrities from the 18th Century onwards with an inherent welcoming spirit. The original features have been carefully maintained, and the décor reflects the commitment to the preservation of this piece of history.

Each of the 29 bedrooms and suites all overlook either the beach or the Alps, personally decorated by the owner whose favored art nouveau furnishings, yellow and green stained glass, floral lamps and bay windows with upholstered yellow seats that enrich the elegant environment. Outside, the hotel is embraced by fragrant and vibrantly colorful plants and flowers, making it feel as though you’ve arrived at your own private residence where you can enjoy the delightful swimming pool, relax with a creative libation at the hotel’s bar overlooking the garden, or engage in a game of tennis on property.

As if the surroundings weren’t fabulous enough, the glimmering gorgeous beach is just steps from Hotel Byron’s doorstep, along with horseback riding and an 18-hole golf course. La Magnolia, the property’s centerpiece restaurant, consistently delivers impeccable cuisine served in traditional style (poolside service available in the summer months), complemented by an incredible selection of Italian and French wines. La dolce vita indeed…

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