Italy: Art and Design with the Romantik Hotels & Restaurants in Italy
Italy is world-renowned for its art, starting with art treasures from ancient Rome to Renaissance’s geniuses like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo or Raffael to modern Italian design.
Therefore it’s not surprising that some of the Italian Romantik Hotels & Restaurants also put their focus on art and design.
The Romantik Hotel Cappella in Corvara is a wonderful example for a hotel that attends to both fields: classical art and modern design. It is like a small museum right in the mountains. The hosting family Kostner/Pizzinini is passionate about art which is especially expressed in the hotel’s own art gallery "Renée", opened in 1989. In the gallery as well as along the hotel’s corridors you will find numerous paintings and statues which are mostly also for sale. In addition, showcases present handicraft objects from all over the world which the hosts have collected during 35 years of travel.
Furthermore, Romantik Hotel Cappella was named "Luxury Art Hotel 2016" by the Luxury Travel Guide. Besides its penchant for art, the hotel also impresses with its design, outstandingly combining contemporary architecture and Alpine cosiness. Each of the 47 rooms and suites is unique, and often well-known artists were involved in designing the rooms, for example famous South Tyrolean Matteo Thun who has been awarded the Italian design prize “Compasso d’Oro” three times.
Another award-winning hotel among Italy’s Romantik Hotels & Restaurants is the Romantik Hotel Weisses Kreuz in Burgeis, awarded the design prize for hotel design 2015 ("Premio Internazionale di Archittetura e Design 'Bar/Ristoranti/Hotel d’Autore'") in Milan.
The hotel succeeds in combining tradition and lifestyle in a unique way. This is even more remarkable taking into account that it unites a number of separate buildings into an ensemble and still fits into its village neighbourhood. The latest addition is the "Ansitz zum Löwen", a listed building in the heart of Burgeis and next to Romantik Hotels Weisses Kreuz. Dating back to the 13th century, it nowadays accommodates luxurious, romantic suites.
For some more classical pieces of art, let's turn to Romantik Hotel Turm in Völs. The hotel’s top-class art collection spans paintings from Italian artists like Giorgio de Chirico and Renato Guttuso as well as pieces from international artists such as Joseph Beuys, Oskar Kokoschka, Otto Dix or Paul Klee.
Less known contemporary artists also find a platform to present their art during temporary exhibitions.
To find out more about the Romantik Hotels & Restaurants in Italy, please visit www.romantikhotels.com/Italy.