This Friday, we’re going to be living La Dolce Vita at our penultimate AHEAD Awards ceremony, with this year’s theme being all things Italian.

To mark the occasion, we’ve wracked our archives and created a shortlist that celebrates the design prowess the sunny state is renowned for, from 12th-century manor houses in Tuscany to ultra-sleek resorts footing the Dolomites.

The following five projects represent the country’s best examples of hospitality design and experience but there’s plenty more to see over on SLEEPIFIER. Simply type ‘Italy’ into our integrated search engine to be inspired.

Without further ado, here are this week’s picks…

01 | SeeHof Nature Retreat, Italy.

                                                                                                                               by noa* – network of architecture.

02 | Aman Venice, Italy.

                                                                                                                    by Denniston and Elastic Architects London.

03 | Vocabolo Moscatelli, Italy.

                                                                                                                                            by Archiloop.

04 | W Rome, Italy.

                                                                                                                            by Eclettico and Meyer Davis Studio

05 | ADLER Spa Resort Sicilia, Italy.

                                                                                                                       by DemetzArch and  G22 Projects GmbH.