Italy is famend for its homegrown inns. While different nations can typically really feel dominated by the identical worldwide manufacturers, the traditional, family-run properties of, say, Tuscany, Puglia, and the Amalfi Coast can maintain their very own towards the best in the world. And although business heavyweights could slowly be gaining a foothold on Italy’s scenic shores, domestically owned and operated properties as soon as once more dominated the Top 10 Italy Resort Hotels class in the 2019 World’s Best Awards.
Every yr for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe — to share their opinions on the highest inns, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Hotels were rated on their amenities, location, service, meals, and general worth. Properties have been categorised as metropolis or resort primarily based on their areas and facilities.
Related: The World’s Best Awards 2019
The resorts of Italy have been drawing well-heeled vacationers from all over the world for greater than a century, and this custom of high-end hospitality implies that lots of its iconic properties have been owned and operated by the identical households for over 100 years. Others, corresponding to Palazzo Avino, the long-lasting pink property in the cliff-side city of Ravelo, began out life as personal properties and have been subsequently transformed into inns. All, nevertheless, retain the heat and character our readers search for in an Italian resort lodge. As one respondent mentioned of Palazzo Avino, “This is one of the great family-owned hotels in Europe. The service and attention to detail are out of this world — Italian hospitality is on full display from arrival to departure.”
Read on for the total listing of the very best Italian resort inns — and for the reveal of this yr’s No. 1 resort in Italy.
10. Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi
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9. J.Okay. Place, Capri
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8. Villa d’Este, Lake Como
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7. Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como
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6. Castello Banfi Il Borgo, Montalcino
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5. Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Sorrento
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4. Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano
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3. Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino
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2. Palazzo Avino, Ravello
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1. Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio
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There will be few properties with a stronger sense of place than Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. Built in the mid-1800s, when Lake Como was first established as a resort vacation spot, the lodge stays steeped in the class of the mid 19th century. The interiors are a grasp class in grand Neoclassical design, full with Murano glass chandeliers, stucco columns, marble staircases, and Persian carpets. And the lodge’s place on a secluded stretch of Bellagio lakefront offers friends the distinctive sense of tranquility that initially made Lake Como’s title. “The best hotel I’ve ever stayed in” was a chorus we heard repeatedly from the World’s Best respondents who voted for this grande dame property. As one reader put it: “What I think is amazing about the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Bellagio is that it has been owned by a family and not a chain for more than 100 years — and you can really feel it.” That means the service feels gracious and really customized, mixed with a setting that’s directly opulent and supremely comfy.
See all of our readers’ favourite inns, cities, airways, cruise strains, and extra in the World’s Best Awards for 2019.