Travel + Leisure's 100 Best Hotels in the World

Last month, Travel + Leisure released their top 100 hotels in the world. Of course, Bella Italia had more than a few make the list. “Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.” 
As excited travelers leave the comfort of their homes for the comfort of their homeland, perhaps some of these exquisite hotels are on their list of places to stay.

Here are Italy's best hotels as reported by

#1 Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Montalcino, Italy

Five thousand acres of Tuscan splendor offer a lot of room to create a memorable guest experience, and that's exactly what Rosewood did with this centuries-old estate surrounded by rolling vineyards and towering pine trees. Sure, there's Old World charm at every turn, but modern additions and something-for-everyone amenities make Castiglion del Bosco a multisensory experience. There's a Brunello di Montalcino winery, a cooking school, tennis courts, a spa focusing on rest-promoting treatments, and even a little terra-cotta-roofed church. A new complex was recently added to the property that orbits around 19 sumptuous suites. Here, no need to draw the curtains: you want to wake up to breathtaking views of the UNESCO-listed Val d'Orcia Natural Park and the hilltop town of Montalcino.

#15 Portrait Firenze, Florence

The Michele Bönan–designed interiors of this boutique hotel, which sits steps from the iconic Ponte Vecchio, might be the most strikingly modern in Florence. Book one of the Arno-facing suites with balconies to enjoy some of the best views in the city.

#37 Hotel Santa Caterina, Amalfi, Italy

First opened in 1904, this family-owned haven is one of the Amalfi Coast's grande dames. Rooms and suites are adorned with Old World antiques, hand-painted tiles, and marble bathrooms that keep the vibe true to the region's timeless allure. Views of the Mediterranean are fantastic — as is the property's private beach club down below.

#41 Hotel de la Ville, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Rome

There are plenty of reasons besides a prime location above the Spanish Steps to book a stay at this standout. Among them: the rooftop lounge affords a bird's-eye view of the Eternal City and many of its most important monuments, as do some of the rooms, and the spa is one of Rome's most relaxing destinations.

#42 Il San Pietro di Positano, Italy

Built into the cliffs of Positano, Il San Pietro, like many of the best hotels in the Amalfi Coast, comes with "unbelievable views" of the sea, as one reader described. But quirky décor and outstanding service give the property unforgettable charm. A private beach, Michelin-starred dining, a tennis court, and a boat are the highlights of its laundry list of top-notch amenities.

#53 Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como, Italy

Perched on the western edge of Lake Como, this grande dame is one of the region's fabled properties. Former guests rave about the picturesque setting ("beautiful escape from reality," said one), the transporting spa in the adjacent villa, the Old World interiors, and the indulgent pools — one of which floats on the lake.

#62 Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano, Italy

In many ways, this stately resort is a miniature Puglian village unto itself. Its rustic, nearly all-white interiors are the stylish backdrop to the entirely maximalist inventory of delicious amenities: Michelin-starred dining, a golf course, two separate beach clubs on two different private beaches, four pools, and a spa. The best rooms here have dedicated gardens, terraces, and plunge pools.

#68 Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel, Florence

This recently updated five-star gives you the best location in Florence, right on Piazza della Repubblica and seconds away from the Duomo and the city's best designer shops. Interiors — a collaboration between Olga Polizzi, the hotel brand's director of design, and Laudemia Pucci, daughter of fashion icon Emilio Pucci — feel at once classic and modern thanks to mix-and-match patterns, parquet floors, and marble surfaces.

#87 Hotel Caesar Augustus, Capri, Italy

Perched on a cliff about 1,000 feet over the Mediterranean, this stylish family-owned hotel promises not only glorious sea views but, if visibility is good enough, a glimpse of the Amalfi Coast. There's an easygoing warmth to a stay here, a hotel unpretentiously brought to life with quirky antiques, fragrant gardens, and creative cuisine.

#87 Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy

One of the most impressive villas on Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is also one of the oldest, having welcomed guests since 1873. The opulence is obvious: centuries-old frescoes, imposing marble columns, Persian carpets, and Murano crystal chandeliers create a multisensory design experience in a property surrounded by tropical plants.

#95 Le Sirenuse, Positano, Italy

One of the Mediterranean's iconic hotels, this stylish cliffside property in the heart of Positano attracts glamorous jet-setters every season. (You can find most of them buzzing around the restaurant, which is "worth the trip" alone, as readers profess.) The family-owned palazzo has expanded over the years, but the intimate atmosphere continues to impress discerning guests today. Glistening hand-painted tiles and meandering vines give the hotel a rustic feel. Antiques and other decorative items that the aristocratic Sersale family personally picked out add the personal touch.

All photos courtesy of the respective hotel.