Italy Restaurants, Hotels, Attractions and More
Italy doesn't cover the vast expanse of land that some
nations do, it's hard to find a place that offers as
much as this country. History, art, religion and architecture
are all well-represented here. Once you've taken in
the cultural aspects of Italy, relax on a gondola that
meanders along the canals of Venice, enjoy the rolling
landscape of the countryside and get your fill of all
the wonderful food — pasta and otherwise.
|BEST OF SERIES
The Best of Italy
Check out our guide to The Best of Italy, where lovers of la dolce vita will find restaurants, news, events, hotels, and popular travel destinations like Milan, Venice, Rome and more.
Explore more of Italy's highlights
|THE BEST PLACES TO STAY
Top 10 Hotels in Italy
From Lombardy in the north to Sicily in the south, Italy's regions are divinely diverse in climate, tradition and flavor. These hotels offer some of the world’s best style, history, service and of course, setting.
Find out where to book your room
|RELAIS SANTA CROCE
Top 10 Boutique Hotels
Indulge in a Florentine experience with this converted seventeenth-century palace, which sits on the doorstep to some of Florence's most treasured historic sites.
Take a step back in time at this Florence hotel
Top 10 Romantic Destinations
It’s nearly impossible to think "Venice" without using "romance" in the same sentence. This ancient port city replete with canals, bridges and centuries-old buildings is guaranteed to make your heart beat just a little quicker.
Enjoy a moment of intimacy
Rome & Florence
south of Naples, in the "toe" area
of Italy’s boot sits Calabria, a region
of breathtaking coastlines hugging emerald
waters and ancient villages that mirror their
Learn more about this hidden treasure
Docking in Venice
One of the world's man-made wonders, Venice is perhaps best viewed from the deck of the Riviera, Oceania Cruises' new ship. After docking, make sure to explore less populated areas like Burano, where Venice has maintained its authenticity despite the influx of tourists.
Come ashore to see what Venice has to offer
Myriad Pleasures in Italy's Lombardy Region
Off the tourist radar, Bergamo is often bypassed by Americans; Europeans, however, find it easily accessible and flock to it for its myriad of pleasures.
Discover the history of the "City of the Thousand"
FIRENZE: A LIVING MUSEUM
The cappuccinos are pricey but the ambience is priceless. Florence, it's a dream of a city, alive with a rich past. Use our guide to help you locate top hotels, restaurants and all of the city's charms.
Fill your three days with endless activities
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Villa Il Tesoro
Take your tesoro and head to the rolling Maremma hills of western Tuscany for "la dolce vita among the vines" at this darling place.
Regina Isabella Thermal Spa
its luxury seaside location, the Regina
Isabella Thermal Spa offers guests a comprehensive
wellness experience in an awe-inspiring
Begin your journey to rejuventaion
|BUSY BEES IN MILAN
Business Travel Guide
It may not be Italy's most beautiful city, but Milan is certainly the country's most dynamic, as the center of industry and finance, as well as a world hub for design, fashion, opera and art.
Take a break from work and explore
|ESTATE TURNED RESORT
Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa
Spread out on many acres of countryside near the historic Sicilian town of Vittoria, this resort is designed like a small village, including 202 guest rooms, two pools, a spa and two eighteen-hole golf courses.
See what more Donnafugata has to offer
GEM ON THE AMALFI COAST
Palazzo Avino hotel in the beautiful village
of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast inspired
Wagner to write his Parsifal.
Allow Palazzo Avino to inspire you
Among Tuscany's genuine experiences is Villa
Dievole, an estate of olive groves, citrus
trees and ancient heritage vines. Stay in
the seventeenth-century farmhouse and bask in the
vistas of the Tuscan sun.
Take in the sights of the Italian countryside
and Other Charms
and five charming villages of the Piedmont
Region hosted the XX
Olympic Winter Games in 2006. The city
that invented Vermouth has attractions to
offer year-round: baroque buildings, royal
residences, great street markets and ancient
Discover the sights of Turin
|A FAIRYTALE ESCAPE
Top 10 Romantic Hotels
In the hillside village of Fiesole overlooking Florence, Il Salviatino drifts like a Medieval dream above one of Italy's most romantic cities. Read more on our list of the Top 10 Romantic Hotels Worldwide.
Vacation happily ever after at Il Salviatino
|RIDE THE RAILS
Venice Simplon Orient-Express
Enjoy the bucolic backdrop of Switzerland, lunch in the Italian Dolomites and late afternoon tea sipped as you cross the Venetian Lagoon on this iconic engine's route from Paris to Venice.
All aboard this luxury train
|VENEZIA MINUS THE TOURIST TRAPS
La Serenissima shows her most attractive side on this three-day exploration. Find out where to sleep, eat and how to live la dolce vita.
Explore more of the city on water
|PUTTIN' ON THE CIP
A Venice Tradition
Unlike many historic lodgings that try to keep up with the times by playing the hip card, Belmond Hotel Cipriani doesn’t cater to whim. This Venice favorite was founded on tradition, and to tradition it remains loyal.
Gain more insight into the marvels of Hotel Cipriani
Arena Summer Festival
Beloved in the past by Julius Caesar, Goethe and Shakespeare, Verona is famous for being the setting of Romeo and Juliet, its amazing amphitheater and its highly regarded opera season. At the annual Arena Summer Festival you may encounter Verdi, Puccini and Bizet.
See why the Arena Verona is worth a standing ovation
The Best Spas in Italy
Traditionally, spa-goers in Italy went to "take the waters," to soak in hot springs or terme and to experience healing mud — these days you can get all of the latest modern treatments.
Heal yourself from the inside, out
Top 10 Wine Spas: Adler Thermae Spa Resort
|BOOK A ROOM
Hotels in Italy
Planning a trip to Italy? Whether you plan to spend your time in one hotspot like Florence or to move around the country, find your ideal accommodations with these ratings, reviews and room photos.
Reserve your room today
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