11/26/2013 10:52 am ET Updated Jan 26, 2014

Hotels That Take You Back in Time

5 hotels with a strong historical content

There is a wide list of unique and unusual hotels and most of them are the result of complicated architectural projects. The hotels in this short list are equally unique, but in a different way. It's not the architecture, the location or the design itself, but the combination with the stories behind the hotels, because all of them take you back in time.

The history of these places seems to be trapped in old walls; it seems to echo in high ceilings and drywall, disperse in lush gardens and stone carvings. They are places with an ineffable charm, whose same structure is metaphorically built over time and even the cleverest of the architects would be able to reproduce it.

These ancient dwellings are of high historical, artistic and architectural value; they are places not only to visit, but also to live and experience. Castles, trulli, lighthouses and farmhouses (check here for a list of the best Masserie in Puglia) open their doors to a new travel style and those travelers who look for a different travel experience.

Hotels in Italy that take you back in time