This Insta favourite B&B will transport you to Italy without the airfare

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The makers of the famous Italian liqueur Disaronno have launched their world-first boutique accommodation at Guestlands Italia B&B.

Two photos of an Italy-themed venue. Left: a cobblestone courtyard is framed by rendered walls in ochre, a table with red and white-checked tablecloth, a red motor scooter and potted plants outside a trattoria. Left: woman on paved walkway flanked by lush gardens
Step into a perfectly picturesque Tuscan-inspired villa without having to grab your passport and flying to Italy. Photo: Guestlands

Themed as La Casa Del Disaronno, the Tuscan and Bellagio-inspired venue is just a 45-minute drive from Sydney's CBD, in the Hills district.

Add a touch of Italy to your Insta feed

Have you seen Italian getaways on your Instagram feed and wondered how people have managed to escape to Tuscany for the weekend? The secret is out.

Guestlands, or La Casa Del Disaronno, is truly an Instagram lover's dreamland, with delightful views everywhere you turn.

The boutique accommodation was created by Peter and Jenny Guest, who fell in love with Italy and decided to transform their home in the rural suburb of Arcadia into a romantic Italian getaway.

The couple planted a sprawling garden 25 years ago and created a village in 2017 with four villas, the main walkway, two side streets and lush gardens.

Peter and Jenny's own Italian-themed home sits close by.

At left, a woman sits on a red Vespa motor scooter in a cobblestone alley lined with ochre rendered buildings; at right, the red vespa is parked in an alley with trattoria tables set up outside with red and white check tablecloths
Scenic views are at every turn in the villa, with a perfectly placed Vespa for guests to take photos with. Photo: Guestlands


Tuscany without leaving Australia

Upon arriving at Guestlands, you'll stumble upon a two-storey villa among narrow cobblestone pathways, a red Vespa parked at one end and a Fiat at the other.

Italian music fills the air as you walk through a picture-perfect Tuscan-inspired laneway.

You're instantly transported to a perfectly manicured villa deep in the heart of "Italy", where you will discover a tucked-away piazza filled with character and charm.

Get your camera ready to snap a shot of La Trattoria's tables with quaint checked table cloths in a cobblestone alleyway.

The sense of romance continues into sprawling gardens, which include a picturesque pool and spa, to scenic views of a private lake, trees and terracotta roof tiles.

A room with cream rendered walls, exposed beams, French doors, brass bed, armchair and brass lighting
Each room has unique furniture chosen for its character. Photo: Disaronno

Every room tells an Italian story

Each villa features a luxurious fit-out, with a Disaronno Fizz aperitivo kit to enjoy there or on the scenic grounds.

Guests are treated to Disaronno hotel robes, a comforting throw blanket, and cushions for a cosy stay.

Each gorgeous room is decked out with hand-picked furniture and artwork that Jenny and Peter chose to create a unique story.

Beyond your room, you can dig into a cheese platter and wine at happy hour every night in the alleyways, or the clocktower if weather permits or the stunning cabana.

A cloth labelled Disaronno is spread with bottle of the liquer, an antipasto platter and a Grazia magazine
Happy hour includes a delicious cheese platter and drinks as part of your two-night stay. Photo: Disaronno

Speaking of the cabana, there's an outdoor oven in this space where you can make your own pizzas with provided ingredients. Of course, it's best enjoyed with a Disaronno or two.

To step up the romance, you can even book a private chef in advance for an alfresco candlelit meal.

On a Saturday night, you'll hear opera performed in the piazza, which makes for a memorable evening.

At left, a woman sits with a glass of wine at a red-checked tablecloth in a stone alleyway; at right, another view of the alley outside the trattoria
Book a private chef and dine in the charming laneways for an unforgettable alfresco candlelit dining experience. Photo: Guestlands

Guestlands is a one-of-a kind getaway, offering minimum two-night stays from $690 per night. It's no budget weekender, but well worth it for a European experience without having to board a plane.

Disaronno can be purchased at leading liquor stores and Disaronno Velvet can be purchased at leading independent retailers. Disaronno 700ml retails for $51.99, while Disaronno Velvet is $39.99 for 500ml.

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