Italy is a country of contrasts. Fabulously excessive luxuries can be found in historic villas from Lombardy in the north to Sicily in the south. At the same time, Italy is a trendsetter when it comes to cutting edge style. But as far as we're concerned, variety is the spice of la dolce vita — not to mention the spice of GAYOT's list of Top 10 Hotels in Italy. Whatever you're in the mood for, you will find it here, along with an array of consistent indulgences, such as exceptional restaurants, decadent spas and design details that range from ancient frescoes to curated collections of modern photography. Best of all, each property on this list is its own retreat, offering serenity in both city and countryside alike.