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Top Hotels in Italy

4 Viale Masini Hotel

Ultra chic, modern, and fairly new (opened in late 2009), the 4 Viale MasiniHotel is one of ... more

Viale Masini 4
Bologna , 011-39 -051-255-035
Tags: moderate | design | trendy | great value | great location
Agriturismo Villa Maria Farmhouse

For a laid back experience, check out one of the six country-style rooms atthis farmhouse ... more

Via Annunziata
Minori , 011-39-089-877-197
Tags: budget | views
Al Capello Rosso

Al Cappello Rosso has been operating as a hotel in some form since 1375 when itoriginally housed ... more

Via de' Fusari 9
Bologna , 39-51-261-891
Tags: budget
Albergo delle Drapperie

Albergo delle Drapperie is housed in a former bordello in the center ofBologna's active food ... more

Via delle Drapperie 5
Bologna , 011-39-51-223-955
Tags: budget

With an eccentric twist and bold colors, this fashionable hotel revolves aroundthe theme of ... more

Via di San Basilio 15
Rome , 011-39-06-422-901
Tags: luxury | spa | expensive | designer | hotel bar | hotel restaurant | jim's pick
Antica Dimora Johlea

Small, friendly, beautifully decorated and reasonably priced, this is the mostconveniently ... more

Via San Gallo 80
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: moderate | trendy | great value
Bauer Palladio Hotel and Spa

Located in on Giudecca, an island immediately adjacent to Venice proper, thishotel’s claim ... more

Giudecca 33
Venice , 011-39-41-520-7022
Tags: luxury | expensive
Bulgari Hotel

The eponymous fashion designer crafted this dark, elegant, masculine, 58-roomhotel out of a ... more

Via Privata Fratelli Gabba, 7/b
Milan , 011-39-02-805-8051
Tags: luxury | expensive | designer | jim's pick
Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

When Dino Facchini, heir to the Byblos fashion throne, transformed this15th-century ... more

Via Cedrare, 78
Corrubbio di Negarine , Verona
Tags: luxury | romance | smart splurge | historic | villa | art | boutique hotel | swimming pool
Ca' Foscari

Set in leafy and charming Dorsoduro (on a tiny alleyway between Campo San Barnaba and Campo San ... more

Dorsoduro 3887B
Venice , 011-39-041-710-401
Tags: budget
Ca' Pisani

One of the few design hotels in Venice, the Ca’ Pisani is perfect for both comfort seekers ... more

Dorsoduro 979
Venice , 011-39-041-240-1411
Tags: moderate | design | hotel restaurant | editor pick
Caol Ishka

Design hotels are in scarce supply on Sicily, which makes the intimate CaolIshka a rare find. ... more

Via Elorina 154
Syracuse , Sicily
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design
Capofaro Malvasia & Resort

By general consensus, the most luxurious hotel on the island of Salina (where the movie Il ... more

Via Faro 3
Malfa (Isole di Salina) , Sicily
Tags: moderate | resort | cooking class | modern
Capri Palace

For ultra-stylish digs in Capri’s hilltop town of Anacapri, the Capri Palace Hotel & ... more

Traversa Capodimonte, 2
Anacapri , Campania
Tags: luxury | design | expensive | swimming pool
Casa Albertina

Stellar sea views and a restaurant with impeccable service justify theknee-trembling climb at ... more

Via Tavalozzo, 3
Positano , 011-39-089-875-143
Tags: moderate
Casa Angelina

Located in nearby Praiano, this funky boutique hotel has earned five stars forits white, ... more

Via G. Capriglione, 147
Positano , 011-39-089-813-1333
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | trendy | expensive | jim's pick
Casa Howard

This quirky, 12-room B&B is a short walk from Florence’s PonteVecchio. A special ... more

Via della Scala 18
Florence , 011-39-066-794-644
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive
Casa Howard

Like their sister establishment in Florence, the two Roman Casa Howard B&Bsoffer quality ... more

Via Capo le Case 18 and Via Sistina 149
Rome , 011-39-06-6992-4555 (9am to 8pm CET)
Tags: moderate | boutique hotel
Casa Mia

Recently restored and centrally located (it’s within walking distance ofthe Duomo, Via ... more

Viale Vittorio Veneto, 30
Milan , 011-39-02-657-5249
Tags: budget | great value
Casa Peron

Budget-minded travelers will be in paradise at Casa Person, an 11-roomfamily-run albergo in the ... more

Salizzada San Pantalon 84
Venice , 011-39-041-710-021
Tags: budget
Castel Monastero

Opened in July 2009, this remote Tuscan retreat sits about 14 miles outside ofSiena, inside what ... more

Loc. Monastero d’Ombrone 19
Tags: luxury | spa | smart splurge | historic | unusual | notable chef
Castello Orsini Hotel

This off-the-beaten-path luxury hotel, crowning the hill town of Nerola, is setin a real ... more

Via Aldo Bigelli
Nerola , 011-39-0774-683-272
Tags: luxury | off the path | historic | expensive
Centrale Palace Hotel

Well-situated in the historic city center, this luxurious hotel housed in an 18th-century ... more

Via Vittorio Emanuele 327
Palermo , 011-39-091-336-666
Tags: budget | great location
Civita B&B

The only hotel in this quintessential Italian village sits atop a crumblinghill and is a ... more

Via Della Fraticella, 4
Civita di Bagnoregio , 011-39-0761-760-016
Tags: off the path | budget | historic | hotel restaurant
Crossing Condotti

Crossing Condotti, only a couple of minutes by foot from the Spanish Steps,opened in 2008 and is ... more

Via Mario de' Fiori 28
Rome , 011-39-06-6992-0633
Tags: romance | moderate | great value
Daphne Inn

The Daphne Inn, offering one of the best deals in lodging, is a modernestablishment with Wi-Fi ... more

Via di San Basilio 55
Rome , 011-39-06-8745-0086
Tags: moderate | great location | contemporary
Domus Mariae

This nun-operated property is a great value with 16 spacious, affordable rooms (half have ocean ... more

Via v veneto 76
Ortygia , Syracuse
Tags: moderate | breakfast
Exedra Milano

Milan's newest hotel, part of the Italian group Boscolo Hotels, does forEurope's hotel scene ... more

Corso Matteotti 4/6
Milan , 011-39-02-77-67-96-11
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design | trendy | historic | expensive
Fattoria Barbialla Nuova

Agroturismos are increasingly popular across Tuscany – and BarbiallaNuovo is a stylish ... more

via Casastada 49
Montaione , Toscana
Tags: budget | trendy
Fattoria San Martino

Owned by ex-fashion designers, this contemporary, honey-colored B&B andorganic farm is ... more

Via Martiena 3
Montepulciano , 011-39-0578-717-463
Tags: moderate | smart splurge | eco-friendly

The perennially popular Flora offers moderate prices in exchange forquasi-luxurious ambience. ... more

Calle Bergamaschi
Venice , 011-39-041-522-8217
Tags: moderate | editor pick
Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

It took seven years to convert the Renaissance-era Palazzo della Gherardesca, its 12-acre ... more

Borgo Pinti 99
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Four Seasons Milan

The Four Seasons Milan may not carry quite the same cachet as the Hotel Bulgarior Principe de ... more

Via Gesù, 6/8
Milan , 011-39-02-77088
Tags: luxury | historic | expensive | hotel restaurant
Gallery Hotel Art

When it opened in 1999, this 74-roomer made history in Florentine hoteliering: the city had ... more

Vicolo dell'Oro 5
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive
Grand Hotel

Located right by the Arno in an elegant 18th Century palace, the hotel shares a Renaissance ... more

Piazza Ognissanti 1
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: luxury | expensive
Grand Hotel Baglioni

Dating from 1903, this traditional Tuscan hotel was once home to Carrega Bertolini princes. ... more

Piazza Unità Italiana 6
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | editor pick
Grand Hotel Baglioni Bologna

The fanciest and stateliest hotel in the city is housed in an 18th-centurypalazzo and is run by ... more

Via Indipendenza 8
Bologna , 011-39-51-225-445
Tags: luxury | historic | expensive | great location
Grand Hotel Sitea

The crown jewel of a Turin hotel group with a dozen properties scattered allthe way down to ... more

Via Carlo Alberto 35
Turin , 011-39-11- 517-0171
Tags: luxury
Grand Hotel Timeo

Situated below the Greek Theater, this opulent hotel has 84 rooms decoratedwith antique ... more

Via Teatro Greco, 59
Taormina , 011-39-0942-625-837
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | views | expensive
Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Views of fabulous sunrises are all but guaranteed at this Art Nouveau, 94-room, luxury hotel on ... more

Lake Como
Via Regina 8
Tremezzo , 011-39-0344-42491
Tags: luxury | historic | expensive | swimming pool
Gritti Palace

With peerless Grand Canal views, five-star service, and rooms decked out inmarble tiles, ... more

Campo Santa Maria del Giglio
Venice , 011-39-041-794-611
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | historic | expensive | jim's pick | editor pick | smart luxury winner
Hilton Molino Stucky

Across from Dorsoduro on the island of Guidecca, this monumental hotel in a former grain factory ... more

Giudecca 810
Venice , 011-39-041-272-3311
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Hotel 22 Marzo

Great last-minute offers draw guests to Hotel 22 Marzo, which is strategically located on shop- ... more

Piazza S. Maria del Suffragio, 3
Milan , 011-39-02-701-07064
Tags: budget
Hotel Aleramo

If after roaming the countryside you want your townie amenities, thisthree-star boutique ... more

Via Emanuele Filiberto 13
Asti , 011-141-595-661
Tags: moderate | great value | boutique hotel | great location
Hotel Alex

Situated next to the grand Frari church in the centrally located (but lesstourist trampled) San ... more

Rio Terra dei Frari 2606
Venice , 011-39-041-523-1341
Tags: budget
Hotel Azzi - Locanda degli Artisti

Since 1948 the two-star Hotel Azzi has occupied the former printing premises of one of the ... more

Via Faenza 56/88r
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: budget
Hotel Bellagio

This 29-room boutique hotel outfitted with contemporary décor and amenities is located in ... more

Lake Como
Salita Grandi 6
Bellagio , 011-39-031-950424
Tags: budget | trendy | boutique hotel
Hotel Berna

Near Milan’s Central Railway station, Hotel Berna offers easy access to Milan’s ... more

Via Napo Torriani, 18
Milan , 011-39 -02-677-311
Tags: moderate | great location
Hotel Brufani Palace

Well past its 100th birthday, this legendary five-star hotel is perched atop the city’s ... more

Piazza Italia 12
Perugia , Umbria
Tags: luxury | expensive | great location
Hotel Caesar Augustus

A short walk from the main square in Anacapri, this intimate Relais & Chateaux hotel is ... more

Via G.Orlandi, 4
Tags: luxury | views | expensive | waterfront | swimming pool | hotel restaurant
Hotel Capo D'Africa

At this thoughtfully refurbished hotel housed in an elegant 19th-centurybuilding, fancy stylings ... more

Via Capo d’Africa 54
Rome , 011-39-06-772-801
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | views | expensive | contemporary
Hotel Caruso

Accommodations in this new Orient-Express resort on the site of an ancient monastery feature ... more

Piazza San Giovanni Del Toro, 2
Ravello , 011-39-089-858-801
Tags: luxury | design | views | expensive | modern
Hotel Casa Pavesi

On a rise overlooking the rolling vineyards and valleys of Barolo, Barbaresco, and other famous ... more

Via IV Novembre 4
Grinzane Cavour , 011-39-173-231-149
Tags: moderate | great value
Hotel Cipriani

When things in Venice get too hectic, guests head for this hotel’s private dock off Piazza ... more

Giudecca 10
Venice , 011-39-041-520-7744
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Hotel Commercianti

Hotel Commercianti's location cannot be beaten: It's on a quiet side streetjust off Piazza ... more

Via de' Pignattari 11
Bologna , 011-39-51-233-052
Tags: moderate
Hotel Constantini

An unpretentious two-star hotel, but in such a prime position in an oldbuilding right by the ... more

Via Calzaiuoli 13
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: budget | great value
Hotel Corona D'Oro 1890

The Bologna Art Hotels group operates four excellent properties in Bologna, butCorona d'Oro is ... more

Via Oberdan 12
Bologna , 011-39-51-745-7611
Tags: moderate
Hotel Cristoforo Colombo

This four-star Best Western hotel is a surprisingly swanky one with 118refurbished, soundproofed ... more

Corso Buenos Aires, 3
Milan , 011-39-02-29-406-214
Tags: spa | moderate | great value | hotel restaurant
Hotel D'Inghilterra

Inspired by the Grand Tourists – the 18th- and 19th-century upper-classBritish travelers ... more

Via Bocca di Leone 14
Rome , 011-39-06-699-811
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | historic | expensive | hotel bar | editor pick
Hotel Dalì

While you can't expect luxury from a one-star hotel, here you can at least count on a warm ... more

Via dell'Oriuolo 17
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: budget
Hotel de Russie

If you need a tranquil refuge from the glorious mess that is Rome, try thisfive-star hotel with ... more

Via del Babuino 9
Rome , 011-39-06-328-881
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | hotel bar | gardens | hotel restaurant
Hotel du Lac

Located on the shore of Lake Garda, this family-run, modern hotel has a large,lakeside garden, ... more

Lake Garda
Via Fasse 1
Limone , 011-39-0365-954-481
Tags: moderate | great value
Hotel Eros

Comfortable rooms, a glorious al fresco restaurant, and a tantalizing bougainvillea-fringed ... more

64, V. Porto Levante
Isola di Vulcano , Sicily
Tags: moderate | resort | swimming pool | hotel restaurant
Hotel Figl

Located near Piazza Walther, the cozy Hotel Figl is a smart choice for citycenter ... more

Piazza del Grano 9
Bolzano , 011-39-471-978-412
Tags: historic | boutique hotel
Hotel Fori Imperiali Cavalieri

This tiny 24-room inn is a good bet for its smallish but tasteful andcomfortable rooms with ... more

Via Frangipane 34
Rome , 011-39-06-679-6246
Tags: moderate | views | great value | hotel bar | great location | rooftop lounge
Hotel Forum

This intimate four-star property is perfectly located in the central butnon-touristy ... more

Via Tor de’ Conti 25-30
Rome , 011-39-06-679-2446
Tags: moderate | views
Hotel Gattapone

This small-lodging is well-situated in Spoleto. The charming medieval-style building features ... more

Via Del Ponte, 6
Spoleto , Umbria
Tags: budget
Hotel Greif

Hotel Greif offers 33 unique designer rooms with wood floors, Persian carpets,and bold artwork, ... more

Bolzano , 011-39-047-131-8000
Tags: moderate | smart splurge | historic | art | boutique hotel
Hotel Lancelot

Location may guide your choice for this 61-room midrange hotel, since it iswithin walking ... more

Via Capo d’Africa 47
Rome , 011-39-06-7045-0615
Tags: moderate | great value | great location
Hotel Liberty

On a good-size downtown street, just a block or so south of the pedestrianshopping thoroughfare ... more

Via Pietro Micca 15
Turin , 011-39-11-562-8801
Tags: moderate
Hotel Lisca Bianca

Tiny Panarea is the St. Tropez of the Aeolian Islands, a sensation that hardly diminishes once ... more

Via Lani, 1 ‎
Isola di Panarea , Sicily
Tags: budget | views | bar
Hotel Loggiato dei Serviti

Located within five minutes' walk of the Duomo, this hotel feels like a step back in time. The ... more

Piazza SS. Annunziata 3
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: moderate
Hotel Meridiana

This 23-room hotel, located near (but not on) Lake Garda, features contemporary furniture and ... more

Via Navene Vecchia 39
Malcesine , 011-39-045-740-0342
Tags: moderate | trendy
Hotel Mimosa

Hotel Mimosa comprises eleven tiny and unremarkably furnished but clean rooms,some en-suite and ... more

Via di Santa Chiara 61
Rome , 011-39-06-6880-1753
Tags: budget | great location
Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal

Hotel Monaco has a special place in Venetian history as a backdrop for romance. From 1638 to ... more

Calle Vallarresso 1332
Venice , 011-39-041-520-0211
Tags: luxury | historic | expensive | classic | jim's pick
Hotel Novecento

The Hotel Novecento, one of the city's newer hotels, offers what feels likefive-star ... more

Piazza Galileo 4/3
Bologna , 011-39-051-745-7311
Tags: moderate | design | great value | great location
Hotel Oceania

Old-school Italian hospitality and a warm welcome characterize this smallpension that's been run ... more

Via Firenze 38
Rome , 011-39-06-482-4696
Tags: moderate | traditional | pensione
Hotel Orologio

Orologio, one of the smaller properties of the Bologna Art Hotels chain, facesthe clock tower ... more

Via IV Novembre 10
Bologna , 011-39-51-231-253
Tags: moderate
Hotel Papadopoli

Returning visitors to Venice might imagine that a hotel located less than 10minutes from the ... more

Giardini Papadopoli, S. Croce, 245
Venice , 011-39-041-710-400
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | great location
Hotel Parlamento

In a city where hotel bargains are eternally rare, this budget hotel is ananomaly. Housed on the ... more

Via delle Convertite 5
Rome , 011-39-06-699-210-00
Tags: budget | views
Hotel Piazza au Lac

The 12 rooms at this year-round lakeside hotel are all simple, bright, and clean. The main ... more

Lake Maggiore
Lungolago G. Motta 29
Ascona , 011-41-91-791-1181
Tags: budget | great value
Hotel Ponte Sisto

Situated near the pedestrian bridge from which this posh Renaissancepalazzo-cum-hotel takes its ... more

Via dei Pettinari 64
Rome , 011-39-06-686-3100
Tags: luxury | historic | views | expensive | hotel restaurant
Hotel Principe di Savoia

Every great city has its grand dame hotel, and in Milan, this is the one: aregal 401-room ... more

Piazza della Repubblica 17
Milan , 011-39-02-62301
Tags: luxury | spa | historic | expensive | jim's pick
Hotel Raphael

In a city that surrounds you with culture, this small luxury hotel willlikewise surround you ... more

Largo Febo 2 – Piazza Navone
Rome , 011-39-06-682-831
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design | views | art | expensive | romance
Hotel Royal Prisco

This centrally-located hotel is set amongst Via Pasitea’s boutique shops and restaurants. ... more

Via Pasitea, 102
Positano , 011-39-089-812-2022
Tags: moderate
Hotel Santa Maria

This Trastevere hotel is a hidden Eternal City gem. All rooms are on the groundfloor and look ... more

Vicolo del Piede 2
Rome , 011-39-06-589-4626
Tags: moderate | great value | editor pick
Hotel Signum

This cozy luxury boutique hotel on Salina is full of surprises, from the lush seaside setting to ... more

Via Scalo, 15 ‎
Malfa (Isola di Salina) , 011-39-090-984-4222
Tags: spa | moderate | great value | boutique hotel
Hotel Straf

This 64-room boutique hotel is big on design: it's where minimalist, high-techZen functionality ... more

Via San Raffaele, 3
Milan , 011-39-02-80-50-81
Tags: luxury | design | boutique hotel | hotel restaurant
Hotel Torre Sant' Angelo

Nestled in the mountains above Tivoli, this former monastery complex andonetime home to the ... more

Via Quintilio Varo
Tivoli , 011-39-0774-332-533
Tags: off the path | moderate | swimming pool | hotel restaurant
Hotel Touring

Touring is a family-run hotel just south of the center of town. Set on a quietstreet, it has ... more

Via De' Mattuiani 1/2
Bologna , 39-51-584-305
Tags: moderate
Hotel Trastevere

Located in Trastevere, Rome's most atmospheric neighborhood, this recentlyrenovated (in February ... more

Via Luciano Manara 24a/25
Rome , 011-39-06-581-4713
Tags: budget
Hotel Tre Torri

This 118-room property, located just a few miles from Agrigento’s train station, is known ... more

Viale Cannatello n. 7
Agrigento , Sicily
Tags: spa | piano bar | wi-fi | swimming pool
I Portici Hotel Bologna

Recently opened in late 2009, I Portici Hotel is one of Bologna's best modernhotels for a few ... more

Via Independenza 69
Bologna , 011-39-051-421-8550
Tags: budget | great value | great location
Il Convento dei Fiori di Seta

Opened in early 2010, the Convento dei Fiori di Seta, a luxury boutique hotelinside a reassigned ... more

Via Orfeo 34
Bologna , 011-39-051-272-039
Tags: moderate | design | historic | unusual | great value
Il Resentin

This place started out in 1940 as the Café Gabriele, an artists' magnet in thefashionable Brera ... more

Via Mercato, 24
Milan , 011-39-02-87-59-23 (restaurant); 011-39-380-46-66-659 (hotel)
Tags: budget | b&b
Il Salviatino

For centuries, Fiesole has been the escape hatch for grandees of Florence– a cooler, ... more

Via del Salviatino 21
Florence , 011-39-055-904-1111
Tags: luxury | villa | expensive | smart luxury winner
J.K. Place Capri

Oceanfront properties are rare in Capri, which is why the J.K. Place Capri, ona cliffside in ... more

Marina Grande 225
Via Provinciale , Capri
Tags: luxury | waterfront
L'Albergo Della Regina Isabella

Ischia may not be as internationally synonymous with old-school glamour asneighboring Capri, but ... more

Lacco Ameno
Piazza Santa Restituta 1
Ischia , 011-39-081-994-322
Tags: luxury | resort | views | expensive | waterfront
L'Ape Elbana

This cheerful hotel, the oldest on the island of Elba, is said to have entertained ... more

Salita Cosimo de’ Medici 2
Isola d’Elba , 011-39-0565-914-245
Tags: budget | historic
L'olivo Piegato

Otherwise known as The Crooked Olive, L’olivo Piegato is a chic, boutique B&B set in a ... more

Giovagallo 54012, Tresana, Lunigiana
Giovagalla , Toscana
Tags: moderate | b&b | trendy
La Canna, Filicudi

This picturesque hotel in the traditional Aeolian style offers ocean views from nearly every ... more

Via Rosa 43
Filicudi , 011-39-90-988-9956
Tags: budget | views | hotel bar | swimming pool
La Certosa di Maggiano

About a half-mile southeast of Siena, this remarkable establishment is set in a restored ... more

Strada di Certosa 82/86
Siena , 011-39-0577-288-180
Tags: luxury | culture | expensive
La Rosetta

Enjoy a privileged location at the heart of Perugia in this four-star hotel with 1920s-inspired ... more

Piazza Italia 19
Perugia , Umbria
Tags: moderate | great location
La Sirenetta Park Hotel

Who says you can’t have your volcano and stay on it too? La Sirenetta (Little Mermaid) is ... more

Lingua , Sicily
Tags: moderate | views | swimming pool
Le Sirenuse

Legendary, sophisticated resort in the center of Positano features beautifulguest rooms with ... more

Via C. Colombo, 30
Positano , 011-39-089-875-066
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | historic | resort | views | expensive | jim's pick
Leon D'Oro

Both central and fetching, the city of Alba makes a wonderful base for your wine-country stay, ... more

Piazza Marconi 2
Alba , 011-39-173 -440-536
Tags: budget
Locanda del Conte

This tiny bed-and-breakfast run by Sergio Pelissero and his family in the shadow of Grinzane ... more

Via IV Novembre 21
Grinzane Cavour , 011-39-173-231909
Tags: romance | budget | historic | great value | winery
Margutta 54

Margutta 54 opened in 2008 in a historic palazzo on Via Margutta (the gorgeousstreet where ... more

Via Margutta 54
Rome , 011-39-06-3229-5295
Tags: luxury | historic | expensive | great location
Maria Luisa

In an extremely expensive town, this lovely, centrally located hotel, with its friendly, ... more

Via Fornillo, 42
Positano , 011-39-089-875-023
Tags: budget | great location
Marriott Courtyard Rome Central Park

This recently refurbished (top to bottom) member of the Courtyard by Marriottgroup is a bit west ... more

Via Giuseppe Moscati 7
Rome , 00168
Tags: spa | moderate | great value
N4U Guesthouse

Located halfway between the Duomo and the Bargello in a 14th-century building, this stylish new ... more

Via del Proconsolo 5
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: budget | trendy
Nhow Hotel

A favorite among art-lovers, this truly innovative hotel is located in a converted General ... more

Via Tortona, 35
Milan , 011-39-02-489-8861
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive
Nine Hotel

Though a bit removed from the city center (about a 15-20-minute train ride fromthe Garibaldi ... more

Spalto Isolino, 9
Monza , 011-39-039-363-731
Tags: budget | boutique hotel
Oltre il Giardino

This six-room country house in the center of Venice is a family-run property that was the ... more

Fondamenta Contarini
Venice , 011-39-041-275-0015
Tags: moderate | great value | gardens
One Hotel

Siracusa is a city full of surprises, and when it comes to hotels there is none bigger than this ... more

Via Diodoro Siculo, 4 ‎
Siracusa , Sicily
Tags: spa | architecture | moderate | sushi | dj | modern
Palace Hotel Relais Falisco

Civita Castellana's only hotel happens to be a four-star property located in a17th-century ... more

Via Don Minzoni 19
Civita Castellana , 011-39-0761-5498
Tags: off the path | moderate
Palazzina Grassi

Designer Philippe Starck's latest creative endeavor in Venice is a 26-roomluxury hotel, ... more

3247 San Marco
Venice , 011-39-041-528-4644
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design | trendy | expensive
Palazzo Busdraghi

The seven bedrooms in this striking, four-star, Lucca hotel are carefullydesigned with rich ... more

Via Fillungo 170
Lucca , 011-39-0583-950-856
Tags: luxury | expensive
Palazzo Caracciolo

Opened in November 2009, Palazzo Caracciolo is probably one of Naples's finesthotels. The ... more

112 Via Carbonara
Napoli , 011-39-081-016-0111
Tags: moderate | historic | unusual
Palazzo Galletti

Officially classified as a "Residenza d'epoca" (tourist accommodation in a period ... more

Via Sant'Egidio 12
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: moderate | trendy | great value
Palazzo Murat

Antique-filled rooms overlook the center of Positano from tiny, iron balconies in this ... more

Via dei Mulini, 23
Positano , 011-39-089-875-177
Tags: moderate | live entertainment
Palazzo Sasso

Venerated resort set on the edge of Ravello has jaw-dropping Amalfi Coast views and spectacular ... more

Via San Giovanni del Toro, 28
Ravello , 011-39-089-818-181
Tags: luxury | views | expensive
Palazzo Terranova

Opt for indulgence at this rustic country house/hotel nestled high in the Umbrian hills. Guests ... more

Loc. Ronti Morra
Perugia , Umbria
Tags: luxury | romance | expensive
Panda Hotel

If you don't need a lot of space and want to be in the heart of the city (nearthe Spanish ... more

Via della Croce 35
Rome , 011-39-06-678-0179
Tags: budget | great location
Pensione Alessandra

Two-star Alessandra is a 27-roomer occupying the second floor of a palace built at the start of ... more

Borgo SS. Apostoli 17
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: moderate | trendy | great value

Traveling with a large group? Rent this 7-person villa with panoramic viewsover the town of ... more

Panicale , Umbria
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Porta Rossa

It occupies a medieval palazzo near the Ponte Vecchio and is loaded with ornate frescoes, ... more

Via Porta Rossa 19
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: moderate | great value | editor pick
Portrait Suites

Members of the Ferragamo fashion family had already created a number of chichotels in their ... more

Via Bocca di Leone 23
Rome , 011-39-06-6938-0742
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | views | expensive | designer | smart luxury winner
Relais San Maurizio

If only the Franciscan monks who put together their monastery stone by stone inthe early 17th ... more

Località San Maurizio 39
Santo Stefano Belbo , 011-39-141-841-900
Tags: luxury | romance | smart splurge | hotel restaurant
Residence Angiolucci

The 30 bi-level, fully furnished  apartments in this renovated 19th-century building have ... more

Via Enrico Pantano 1/b
Catania , 011-39-095-352-9420
Tags: moderate
Romeo Hotel

This boutique is giving Naples' gilded old guard a much-needed kick with itscontemporary take on ... more

Via Cristoforo Colombo 45
Naples , 011-39-081-0175008
Tags: luxury | design | boutique hotel | notable chef
Royal Victoria Hotel

Located in Pisa on the River Arno (downriver from Florence), the atmospheric Royal Victoria ... more

12 lungarno Pacinotti
Pisa , Toscana
Tags: budget | celebrity hangout | great location
San Michele hotel

Just under one mile from the historic town of San Gimignano, this comfortable, intimate hotel ... more

Loc. Strada 14
San Gimignano , 011-39-0577-940-596
Tags: budget | historic | great location
Santa Caterina

This lovely, slightly more modest version of Il San Pietro offers cliff-siderooms set among ... more

9 SS Amalfitana
Amalfi , 011-39-089-871-012
Tags: luxury | views | expensive | swimming pool
Tenuta di Canonica

Exquisite rooms have panoramic views at this romantic farmhouse set amidst silvery olive trees ... more

Todi , Umbria
Tags: culinary | moderate | trendy | great value
The Art Hotel Navigli

Just 1.2 miles from Milan’s historic Duomo square and Castello Sforzesco, this four-star ... more

Via Angelo Fumagalli, 4
Milan , 011-39-02-894-10530
Tags: moderate | art | great location
The Gray

This decidedly posh 21-room boutique hotel was a trendsetter when it opened in2003, and it still ... more

Via San Raffaele, 6
Milan , 011-39-02-72-08-951
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | design | trendy | boutique hotel | hotel restaurant | jim's pick
The Hassler

The Hassler looks down from its position near the Spanish Steps as if it weresomething to be ... more

Piazza Trinita dei Monti 6
Rome , 011-39-06-699-340
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | great location
The Oasis Youth Hostel

This family-owned hostel, catering for families as well as budget-mindedsingles, sits just above ... more

Via Cantonale 13
Lake Lugano , 011-41-91-966-2728
Tags: budget | great value
Therasia Resort

If you’ve made it all the way to Vulcano and settle into this luxurious 97-room resort, ... more

Località Vulcanello
Isola di Vulcano , Sicily
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | breakfast included | modern
Town House 31

Just slightly outside the city center, this fashionista favorite has 18contemporary rooms in a ... more

Via Goldoni, 31
Milan , 011-39-02-70-156
Tags: moderate | trendy | boutique hotel
Town House Galleria

Europe’s first self-proclaimed seven-star hotel is situated in the magnificent Galleria ... more

Via Silvio Pellico, 8
Milan , 011-39-02-890-58297
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive
Una Hotel Bologna

Una Hotel is easily the funkiest hotel in Bologna. It has a boutique style,with a lobby awash in ... more

Viale Pietramellara, 41/43
Bologna , 011-39-51-60-801
Tags: moderate | trendy
Una Hotel Vittoria

Located in the Oltrarno just steps outside the massive San Frediano gate of the old ring of city ... more

Via Pisana 59
Florence , Tuscany
Tags: luxury | trendy | expensive
Verdura Golf & Spa Resort

This much-anticipated resort from British hotelier Sir Rocco Forte opened inJuly 2009 on ... more

Contrada Verdura
Sciacca , Sicily
Tags: luxury | spa | beach | modern
Villa Aminta

Set amid its own landscaped gardens overlooking Lake Maggiore and the Borromeo islands, the ... more

Lake Maggiore
Via Sempione Nord 123
Stresa , 011-39-0323-933-818
Tags: luxury | historic | expensive
Villa Brichetto

Idyllically set just four miles from Asti, this former abbot's villa and accompanying estate ... more

Via Case Sparse 20
Azzano d’Asti , 011-39-141-557-215
Tags: budget
Villa Ciconia

A large park and century-old trees border this elegant, 16th-century villa inOrvieto. Guests ... more

Via dei Tigli, 69
Orvieto , Umbria
Tags: moderate
Villa Crespi

With views across Lake Orta, this 19th-century Moorish folly offers six rooms and eight suites. ... more

Lake Orta
Via G. Fava 18
Orta San Giulio , 011-39-0322-911-902
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | expensive | italian
Villa d'Este

For over 400 years, the palatial former residence has successfully kept stridewith the eternal ... more

40 Via Regina
Cernobbio , 011-39-031-3481
Tags: luxury | spa | smart splurge | expensive | smart luxury winner
Villa Fontelunga

Positioned high above the sweeping Valdichiana region sits Villa Fontelunga, aproperty that ... more

Via Cunicchio No. 5
Foino della Chiana , 011-39-0575-660-410
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | trendy | villa | expensive
Villa Lara

Perched atop one of Amalfi’s highest cliffs and surrounded by lemon groves, it’s the ... more

Via delle Cartiere, 1
Amalfi , 011-39-089-873-6358
Tags: moderate | views | great value
Villa Marina Capri

A relative newcomer to Italy’s most exclusive isle, Villa Marina Caprioverlooks the ... more

Via Prov. Marina Grande, 191
Capri , 011-39-081-837-6630
Tags: luxury | spa | views | expensive | swimming pool
Villa Petrischio

Built on Farneta’s highest hill, this villa offers Tuscan tranquility, panoramic ... more

Via del Petrischio 25
Farneta , 011-39-0575-610-316
Tags: luxury | moderate
Villa Spalletti Trivelli

The Villa Spalletti Trivelli has reemerged as one of the most sumptuous, ifexpensive, properties ... more

Via Piacenza 4
Rome , 011-39-06-4890-7934
Tags: luxury | romance | smart splurge | historic | villa | expensive
Watttredici Hotel

This hotel, in the hopping Navigli neighborhood just south of the historiccenter (just take the ... more

Via Watt, 13
Milan ,
Tags: budget | design | trendy | great value | great location
Westin Europa and Regina

A conglomeration of five 18th- and 19th-century palaces, this top-of-the-line hotel is nicely ... more

Corte Barozzi
Venice , 011-39-041-240-0001
Tags: luxury | beach | swimming pool
Westin Excelsior

This 1906 Roman landmark is set on the stylish Via Veneto next to the U.S.embassy and is still ... more

Via Veneto 125
Rome , 011-39-06-47-081
Tags: luxury | smart splurge | historic | expensive

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