Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
9:00 AM 19th September 2020

Road Trips Up, Plane Trips Down!

There has been a 10% surge in enquiries for road trips compared to this time last year, as the desire to go on holiday whilst avoiding a plane rises.

That’s according to Little Emperors, the private members luxury hotel club which has seen members booking 20-day road trips through France, Switzerland and Italy.

One of the most popular routes appears to be from Monaco to Rome with members travelling along the Amalfi coast, staying at the likes of Belmond Hotel Splendido in Positano, J.K Place Capri, Four Seasons Hotel Florence and Hotel de Russie in Rome.

Suggested hotel picks for a four-wheel Italian road trip include:

Belmond Hotel Splendido – For endless ocean views
Perched above the sea, the Belmond Hotel Splendido is an elegant oasis in a prime position in the hills, overlooking Portofino offering incomparable views of the rugged coastline and mesmerising ocean seascape.

Guests can experience speed boat excursions along the coast followed by a dip in the saltwater swimming pool.
Nightly rates at Belmond Hotel Splendido start from £558

Four Seasons Hotel Florence – For a city hideaway
Four Seasons Hotel Florence offers a sense of calm amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet in the largest private gardens in Florence, spend time indulging in the locally inspired spa or step into the heart of the city for a taste of culture.

This fabulous Four Seasons hotel is home to a Michelin-star restaurant where guests can experience the very best of high-class Italian cuisine.
Nightly rates at the Four Seasons Florence start from £611

J.K Place Capri – For a Mediterranean retreat
To visit J.K Place Capri holidaymakers will take a break from the roads and travel by ferry, hydrofoil or helicopter to reach this elegant island and luxurious resort. Guests will experience a true Mediterranean retreat with bright blues and crisp white furnishings echoing the style of a traditional nautical home.
Nightly rates at JK Capri are available upon request.

Hotel De Russie – For culture
Hotel de Russie in Rome is perfectly located to delight the shopaholics of the group, as well as those looking to explore the Spanish Steps, or take a leisurely stroll in the Borghese Gardens. Admire the Sistine Chapel before returning to the large courtyard for a cocktail at the hotel bar. The Hotel de Russie is a cultural gem in Rome and the perfect oasis to return to after a long day exploring the city.
Nightly rates at Hotel De Russie start from £530.

Prices quoted are when booking with the Little Emperors travel club. Club members receive preferential rates and dedicated benefits including hotel credit and complimentary breakfast.

Little Emperors has 35,000 members and works with 4,000 of the world’s luxury hotels.