Falisia, Portopiccolo

A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

Italian Riviera classic

Portopiccolo, Italy

Falisia, Portopiccolo

A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

What it is

A 58-room hideaway with a private white shingle beach on the glimmering Adriatic, an infinity pool and a brand new spa.

What it isn't

Going hungry. There are four restaurants on the property, including alfresco Cliff, which is set...you guessed it.

What we think

There are few getaways more envy-inducing than the Italian Riviera, every bit as dusted with heady vacation magic now as it ever was. And on that, Falisia delivers. Rooms are decorated a bit like a Piet Mondrian painting sprung to life, with abundant lines and primary colors framing the postcard-perfect sea views. Want a room that’s nothing short of cinematic? Book a 775-square-feet 1 Bedroom Executive Suite, and you’ll find you have a grass-topped private terrace with daybeds overlooking the surrounding cliffs. Either way, prepare for pampering: Acqua di Parma toiletries, nightly turn-down service, an Illy coffee machine to start the day on a high (not that you’d need it here).

You're here because

There’s something about a hotel that perches itself like a gull directly over the sea that’s insanely restorative. But also? The spa has Italian skincare legend Dr. Raffaella Gregoris consulting, so you know it’s good.

The Moment

When La Piazzetta Lounge Bar’s promised “achingly beautiful views,” you were wary. You’ve been burned before. But tonight, watching dusk settle like a cashmere throw over the North Adriatic as you sip your Campari cocktail, you have to admit it: you’ve got a happy ache grabbing hold of your heart, because you know this moment won’t come again—until tomorrow night, that is.

Restaurants & Bars

Cliff - Italian cuisine fashioned to the latest styles and tastes, with healthy dishes accompanied by a wide selection of DOC wines

Maxis - Italian cuisine that exclusively uses local ingredients

BaBar - International cuisine with sunset view

Maxi’s Bar - Extensive cocktail and wine menu, a collection of aperitifs and a great atmosphere

La Piazzetta - Exclusive venue for cocktails, aperitifs and snacks


Set directly on the Gulf of Trieste in Portopiccolo, and a prime jumping-off point for jaunts to nearby Duino Castle, built on a mounded cliff fronting the Gulf, and the just two mile long Rilke Path (named for Rainer Maria Rilke) which wends between seafront towns Duino and Sistiana.

Località Sistiana, Str. di Portopiccolo, 231/M
Duino-Aurisina TS, 34011

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