Best of the Best 2018 - 474
RELAIS IL FALCONIERE & SPA
COR TON A , ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D In the Hills of Cortona
Silvia and Riccardo Baracchi welcome you to Relais Il Falconiere & Spa, their 17th-century
family home just outside Cortona. Here, you are a cherished friend, as Riccardo shows you his
wine cellar and Silvia shares cooking secrets in hands-on classes. The 23 rooms and suites
exhibit a simple Tuscan elegance; local talents are on display in frescoed walls, antique furnishings and handwoven fabrics. The solar kitchen creates Michelin-star Etruscan fare
sourced from the residence's self-sufficient farm. Spa treatments feature the Officina Profumo Santa Maria Novella brand of Florence and are inspired by the natural surroundings.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value spa services credit per stay;
wine tour and tasting, once per stay; and
homemade cookies and a bottle of Vinsanto
The owner is an avid hunter and leads
partridge and wild boar excursions, as well as
workshops in the art of falconry.
Beverly Hills, California
Distance from Florence Airport (FLR): 77 miles/124 km
Size: 23 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
HOTEL & SPA ROSA ALPINA
DOLOMITES (SA N CA SSIA N O IN B A DIA , SU EDT IROL ) , IT A L Y
N E I G H B O R H O O D Dolomites UNESCO Heritage Site
Rosa Alpina enjoys a stunning location in the heart of the Dolomites, a natural paradise classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area is equally appealing in all seasons: In the winter, 860 miles of ski runs will challange ski lovers, and in summer, hikers, climbers and bikers
will find there's no shortage of activity on the famous pink mountains. Guests may sink into
Beauty Spa Rosa Alpina beauty treatments or cozy up in their peaceful bedrooms at once
rustic and chic, with artful Italian furnishings. Foodies will delight in the Michelin-star restaurant or enjoy casual dining with homemade pasta at the Wine Bar & Grill.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value hotel credit per stay.
Stop by the gift store for spectacular handblown glasses by Zafferano. They might look
familiar: The hotel uses them in their dining
Los Angeles, California
Distance from Venice Airport (VCE): 109 miles/175 km
Size: 52 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Sophisticated
BELMOND VILLA SAN MICHELE
FLOR EN CE, ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Florence
With a facade designed by Michelangelo, Belmond Villa San Michele is one of the world's most
romantic hotels. Surrounded by a wooded park and gardens, its hilltop location affords dramatic views of the city, only 15 minutes away by courtesy shuttle. Swim in the gorgeous pool,
the highest in Florence, or take a cooking class at the acclaimed Cookery School. Most guestrooms boast stunning views and a private terrace or gardens. No day is complete without a
meal at La Loggia Restaurant, one of the city's finest dining establishments. Little guests can
enjoy fun activities suggested by the dedicated Kids' Concierge.
$100 value food and beverage credit per stay.
For the utmost of privacy, choose the
Limonaia Villa, the former orangerie of the
convent, located in a secluded corner of the
lush Italian gardens.
Distance from Florence Airport (FLR): 6 miles/10 km
Size: 45 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen