As Belmond hotels reopen, fall in love with Italy again through Francesco Carrozzini’s film, ‘My Love Letter to Italy’.
As travel bans are lifted, those missing the jet-setting life can rejoice in knowing that Belmond Hotel Cipriani and Belmond Hotel Splendido are getting set to reopen their doors on June 19 — with more to follow from July onwards. To celebrate, Belmond has launched a new campaign, headlined by a film written, narrated, and directed by Emmy-nominated director Francesco Carrozzini. Titled ‘My Love Letter to Italy’, the film offers a rather personal take on what Italy represents, and the charms that make the country so special. There’s a poetic nostalgia that brings to mind fond memories, and invites audiences to fall in love with the charismatic country all over again. As for us, here are a few of the things we love most.
It’s Perfect for Lovers
Offering the ideal romantic destination for loved ones, Belmond brings to mind thoughts of enchanted, sun-kissed picnic at Belmond Castello di Casole, to private dinners at the Belmond Villa San Michele, overlooking the magical cityscape of Florence sprawled below.
If you’re looking to truly take things the extra mile, few experiences are as breathtaking as candlelit evenings on the terrace of Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo — let’s not forget, too, that this was where DH Lawrence found the inspiration to pen his novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
The Nature Blows You Away
If you’re looking to rediscover the beauty of nature, Belmond offers a treasure trove of experiences, from scouring the rugged hills of Mount Etna for its breathtaking Sicilian coast views, to exploring the hidden islands of Venice. You can even just spend a night in Tuscany, and immerse yourself in a magical journey across stars, planets, and stunning constellations beneath its vast skies.
The People are Truly Warm and Welcoming
Months spent in self-isolation may lead you to miss the warmth and welcoming feeling of being around people — and if so, Belmond marks the perfect comeback, with a warm community of people who truly shape your travel experiences for a wholly unique feel. From the Amalfi fishermen in Cetera, to boat builders in Venice, guests can get ready to meet these great personas — the maestros of the new renaissance, if you will — and share in their passion for what they do.
To find out more about what Belmond has to offer in Italy, visit belmond.com.