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The Best of Italy

Il Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

The Best Italy Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions and More

Welcome to "The Best of Italy," a GAYOT travel guide featuring the best of la dolce vita. Here, you will find the finest restaurants, hippest hotels, luxe spas and live-like-a-local info for sophisticated travelers and diners. Whether you're traveling from Milan to Naples, or sightseeing in Rome, Florence or Venice, GAYOT is your go-to place to learn about it all.


Tenuta di Spannocchia in Siena, Italy, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Eco-Resorts Worldwide

Tenuta di Spannocchia

As a working organic farm, Tenuta di Spannocchia provides guests with a unique way to visit the Tuscan countryside while staying in rustic farmhouses and historic B&Bs.

Learn more about this Italian eco-resort

La Scalinatella in Capri, Italy, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels in Italy

Top 10 Hotels in Italy

From the lavish CastaDiva Resort & Spa on Lake Como to the romantic La Scalinatella in Capri, these hotels highlight the beauty of Italy's diverse regions and offer some of the world's best views.

See which hotels made the list

Hotel Savoy in Florence, Italy is minutes away from the Uffizi Gallery and Il Ponte Vecchio

Hotel Savoy

With its vibrant culture and rich history, Italy is a wonderful place to take the family on vacation. The Hotel Savoy in Florence is on GAYOT's list of the Top Family Resorts Worldwide.

Plan your trip with la famiglia

Val di Luce Spa Resort in Abetone, Italy

Val di Luce Spa Resort

Rustic and sophisticated at the same time, this lodging surprises with its urbane décor and eye-catching glass pyramid, which houses the spa swimming pool — ideal for stargazing.

Get ready to hit the slopes


Dining room at Le Calandre in Sarmeola di Rubano, Italy

Top Restaurants in Italy

The finest restaurants from Milan to Naples and beyond. There's more to Italian cuisine than pizza and spaghetti, and GAYOT's selection will broaden your palate.

Discover the flavors of Italy at these restaurants


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