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The tag line “Your Place in History” totally embraces the message that inspires the whole LDC philosophy.
Recovering, restoring beauty and paying tribute to the history of the places hosting the LDC properties are the aims that drive each of our projects.
Besides the profound love for Italy, for its culture, its incredible artistic wealth and for the enchanting landscapes that frame each of our destinations.
When Matteo Ricci decided to enter China, he adjusted his clothing and dove into the world of oriental philosophy, perfectly merging the western and eastern cultural values. When LDC Hotels Group entered Italy in the 21st century, with the help of modern technology, we consciously took the same attentive approach in the matter of culture.

Rome, Venice, Florence, Umbria and Piedmont were not just names on Google map, they are the Eternal City, the Pearl of the Adriatic, the Cradle of Renaissance, the Green Heart of Italy (the earliest Etruscan settlement), and the UNESCO protected rolling hills with centuries-old vineyards.
In a regular year, I would spend nearly 100 days traveling and working in Italy. Commercial and business matters aside, I appreciate every encounter paired with a delicious cup of “espresso lungo”. I visited countless museums and sites reading every explanation and audioguide. I walked and ran on as many streets as possible, soaking up all the shapes and forms of the cities. When in Rome, I would quench my thirst with the “Nasone” (which literally means “big nose” and are the drinking water fountains inside Rome), discovering a new fountain every time I cross the street (Rome claims to have over 2000 fountains more than any city in the world), and creating a virtual reality of what Roman Forum must be like in the past. When in Venice, I would go for a run at daybreak, stopping at San Marco just to see the water slowly beginning to glitter with the rising sun. Standing in the middle of a Venetian campo, I saw the tourists as well as the shadows of the city’s history where chatters, businesses, beliefs and a sense of belonging were formed for a thousand years. When in Florence, I would linger at sight of Santa Maria del Fiore where our construction site is based, following the gaze of Brunelleschi (1377–1446), the hot-tempered and ingenious architect who built the world’s largest Dome, and reminded myself how an impossible contract can be obtained by just breaking an egg. Little by little, I began to hear the cultural undertone that sewed this Italian peninsula together and developed a love and appreciation that became the foundation of our creativity and commercial undertaking.
Hotels & residences are more than just a form of lodging but are possibilities to tell stories and create memories of a lifetime. If we hope to bring back not merely the beauty of Renaissance but also its philosophy, the hotel must be connected with both the past and present. The space / palazzo must be filled with conversations as alive and stimulating as those in the days of Cosimo the Great. LDC Hotels came to Italy not only to invest but also to inspire and to create. Amongst art, literature, architecture, philosophy, science, knowledge, commerce and belief, what do we search for and what legacy would we leave behind? Perhaps behind the pursuit, it is just a chance to make a difference. Like all the brave travelers before us, LDC dreams to write stories that would weave into the fabric of civilization and with that define “Our Place in History”.

Elaine Chang

LDC HOTELS IN ITALY

Palazzo Portinari Salviati

Palazzo Portinari Salviati
Florence

Via del Corso 6
50122 Florence

info.portinari@ldchotels.com

+39-055-535353

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Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel

Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel
Venice

Santa Croce 1961
30135 Venice

info.venart@ldchotels.com

+39-041-523-3784

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A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel

A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel
Rome

Via Giorgio Zoega, 59
00164 Rome

info.aroma@ldchotels.com

+39-06-87-800168

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Relais Sant'Uffizio

Relais Sant’Uffizio
Piedmont

Strada del Sant’Uffizio 1
14030 Cioccaro di Penango Asti

info.rsu@ldchotels.com

+39-0141-916292

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Relais Sant'Uffizio

Casa Munfrà
Piedmont

Via Biletta, 11
14030 Cioccaro di Penango Asti

casamunfra@ldchotels.com

+39-0141-916292

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Relais Villa Monte Solare

Relais Villa Monte Solare
Umbria

Via Montali 7
06068 Tavernelle di Panicale Perugia

info.vms@ldchotels.com

+39-075-832376

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Villa Ortaglia

Villa Ortaglia
Tuscany

Via San Jacopo 331
50036 Vaglia Florence

info.ortaglia@ldchotels.com

+39-337-1500547

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