Best of the Best 2018 - 472
GRAND HOTEL EXCELSIOR VITTORIA
A MA LFI COA ST (SOR R EN TO), ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Amalfi Coast (Sorrento)
The historic Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria's most popular suite is the signature suite Enrico
Caruso, which retains much of the same décor and furnishings (including the piano) from
when the famous Italian tenor called it home in 1921. Garden-view junior suites overlook the
beautiful orange grove, while sea-view junior suites and sea-view deluxe suites have amazing
views over the Mediterranean Sea and Mt. Vesuvius. And there's so much to do! Relax in the
tranquil garden, swim in the pool or take the lift down to the pier. It's the perfect base from
which to explore the area, including Capri, Positano, Ravello, Pompeii and Naples.
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
Experience a gourmet dinner at Michelinstarred restaurant Terrazza Bosquet and
enjoy an elegant combination of regional
and Mediterranean cuisine, using fresh, local
produce - some from the hotel's garden.
Distance from Napoli Airport (NAP): 31 miles/50 km
Size: 84 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
A R EZZO, ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Arezzo
Ferruccio Ferragamo and his son Salvatore have turned their passion and talent for style to
restoring the antique splendor of Il Borro, Member of Relais & Châteaux. To arrive at the estate
is to step into a Renaissance masterwork. Choose from exclusive vacation villas and cozy
suites nestled among village buildings, which include shops and a church. Breathtaking views
of vineyards and olive groves surround you, and indeed you'll discover a working vineyard -
part of a winemaking tradition that dates back to 1760, when the estate was under Medici rule.
EUR50 spa credit and EUR50 golf credit per
stay; and a bottle of wine.
Take home Il Borro extra-virgin olive oil,
pressed on the estate, as a souvenir of your
Distance from Florence Airport (FLR): 32 miles/50 km
Size: 30 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Casual
B A SILICA TA (B ER N A LDA ), ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Bernalda, Basilicata
Palazzo Margherita is the realization of renowned director Francis Ford Coppola's dream to
convert a 19th-century palazzo in his grandfather's charming hometown into a luxurious, boutique hotel; the restoration took five years. Guests can choose from nine uniquely elegant
rooms and suites with original details such as stone walls, frescoed ceilings, clawfoot tubs and
handpainted tile floors. Amenities include a screening room with 100 Italian films personally
selected by Coppola, an eat-in kitchen where guests are taught to make pasta by hand and a
delightful café overlooking Bernalda's town square.
A DV I S O R T I P
Lunch or dinner for two (excluding alcohol,
tax and gratuity), once per stay.
Stay in Room VII with furnished outdoor
terrace and Juliet balcony overlooking the
Corpus Christi, Texas
Distance from Bari Airport (BRI): 75 minutes
Size: 9 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated