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Have you ever wanted to feel like a royalty? Seeking an experience just a bit different than the usual glitzy, touristic-high street-style hotel? The historical Palace del Prete di Belmonte is the place for you. There's no shortage of incredible locations in Italy, however, Palace owners feel they've selected the most prestigious and beautiful place that offers a stay that is one of dreams. (and we do too)

Their goal? To surprise guests by continuously revealing undiscovered Italian artistic gems of royal life. and to put this feeling into real life, giving them the opportunity to indulge in aristocratic Italian style and antiquity. Guests here have the chance to live in an enchanting estate rich in regal tradition and customs, with a fair amount of quirkines as well, so much so that one feels instantly transported to the truest sense of a bygone era.

Residing for several generations by the Marquis del Prete Belmonte, Mrs. Dorothy Volpe del Prete di Belmonte is now the sole ruler of the palace, which also serves as a private apartment for the family del Prete di Belmonte itself. The ground floor, once used to keep carriages, has been transformed into a beautiful hall available for small conferences, private meetings and other special events. On the main floor, guests enjoy breakfast in an elegant drawing room decorated with frescoed ceilings depicting views of the town and the Del Prete country estates. Outside, guests enjoy a delightful courtyard with charming central garden with old-fashioned fragrant roses.

The rooms in the upper floor of the palace are furnished with period furniture and are available for guests. All are air-conditioned, wi-fi, and have private bathrooms. Gastronomy is a celebrated revival of classical Italian recipes from the 17th-18th Century, a true sensory and intellectual experience, at times complemented by a classical Italian music concert under the direction of orchestra conductor Claudio Luongo.

The Palace is located on the edge of Italy's largest National Park, surrounded by ancient olive groves, vineyards and numerous pre-Roman archaeological sites. The 16th Century Historical Palace del Prete di Belmonte has been newly renovated in neoclassical style, and its privileged location provides easy access for tour options from Rome, Naples, Pompeii, the Amalfi coast, and Capri.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE - 10% savings on 3 night stays or longer, 1 Free guided tour through the city of Venafro + free entry to the Archeological Museum of Venafro.



You may have stayed at a 5 star hotel in Barcelona, you may have dined at the finest establishments the region has to offer, but have you ever taken control of a sumptuous private 18th Century palace overlooking the Gothic Quarter? And you thought the age of conquering castles was so passé...

Magically enveloped in culture and opulence, this palace hypnotizes you into believing you are royalty (and you actually are as close as one can be to a king or queen for the time you’re in residence). We’re talking food prepared exactly to your palate and served privately, butlers to unpack your luggage, daily pampering and beauty rituals, private chauffeur, valet service, personal assistant, fresh flowers and international newspapers daily, local Spanish cell phone and exclusive Art Nouveau Catalan-period furnishings. Can you handle that? Yeah, we are pretty sure you can.

Our friends at Alberta La Grup make this happen for you, so you can leave your armor and sword at home. They make it possible for you to take up residence a magnificent, unique luxurious palace, where absolutely every intricate detail is prepared entirely and exclusively for you. They know what’s on, out, in, hot, hip and luxe, and seem to know your needs better than you do yourself.

Why treat yourself to this experience? Because saying “I’ll be retreating to the Palace tonight” just never gets old.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- Complimentary round-trip private airport transfers when booking a bespoke Palace experience. Click HERE for more information and as always, be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!