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Travel Guide: Italy

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.

The Best of Italy

Spark the flames of desire on a gondola ride in Venice, Italy, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Destinations Worldwide

Top 10 Romantic Destinations: Venice
Planning your next intimate getaway? It should come as no surprise that Venice makes GAYOT's list as one of the Top 10 Romantic Destinations Worldwide. Take a gondola ride through the canals with your loved one and feel the amore.

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Join the festivities of Carnevale di Viareggio in Italy

Carnevale di Viareggio
See the array of colorful and ornate floats parade down the streets of Viareggio. Attend parties, masked balls and other festivities during the event.

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Aman Venice, one of GAYOT's Best Hotels in Italy

Italy Hotel Reviews
Find top accommodations in Italy with GAYOT's hotel reviews. We have ratings for properties across the country from Milan to Sicily that will suit any type of budget. Whether you seek luxurious digs in Rome or quaint lodgings in the Tuscany countryside, you'll discover plenty of options.

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Enjoy incredible views at Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Italy

Belmond Hotel Cipriani
With gorgeous views and luxurious lodgings, the elegant Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a Venice institution. See GAYOT's feature review for details on the hotel's history, accommodations and amenities.

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The dining room at La Pergola in Rome, 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.

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GAYOT has searched countries from the East to the West compiling a list of the Top 10 Must-See Destinations you have to visit before you die!
For the perfect honeymoon or anniversary celebration, see GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Destinations Worldwide. From exotic locales to charming towns, these places will make you fall in love all over again.