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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


The Italian Pavilion, one of the exhibition sites at Expo Milano 2015
Expo Milano 2015
Join Expo Milano on an educational journey through the current state of food and the environment. From May 1 to October 31, 2015, this major event will focus on how to make healthy, safe food available globally while also respecting the planet and its resources. More than 140 countries will be participating to make the Expo an eye-opening experience.

Get a taste of a sustainable future


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

LeFay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Lake Garda, Italy

LeFay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda

This Green Globe-certified resort offers beautiful sights and an environmentally friendly atmosphere. Not only does the hotel recycle and store rainwater, it's also collaborating with the Italian Ministry of the Environment on a plan to reduce CO2 emissions within the tourism industry. With luxury suites and onsite fine dining, LeFay all makes sure to take care of its guests.

Stay at this green and glamorous resort


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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