Best of the Best 2018 - 480
LA MERIDIANA RESORT & GOLF
GA R LEN DA , ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Between Monaco and Portofino
Tucked within Alassio's hills, just four miles from the blue Ligurian sea, La Meridiana is a lovely
country property set among flowering gardens and centuries-old olive groves. Play golf, or
drive the Vespa Piaggio to discover delightful surrounding villages. In an hour's drive, you can
reach Monaco, Portofino or the vineyards of Barolo and Barbaresco in Piedmont. Since 1978,
owners Edmondo and Alessandra Segre have represented "La dolce vita along the Italian Riviera" with stylish rooms and suites, a swimming pool with tasty cocktails, delicious homemade
pasta or focaccia, an impressive wine cellar and a colorful breakfast room.
$100 value food and beverage credit; customembroidered blanket; and, when accompanied
by a dog, an embroidered towel and natural
This beautiful property - member of Relais
& Chateaux for 40 years - is the perfect
place from which to explore the Italian
Riviera in style.
Distance from Nice Airport (NCE): 70 miles/112 km
Size: 25 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
MEZZATORRE RESORT & SPA
ISCHIA ISLA N D, ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D On the Sea with Private Bay
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Mediterranean, Mezzatorre Resort & Spa may seem at first
sight to be like a dreamy mirage. In this tranquil and magical atmosphere, choose from several room categories depending on your tastes and the number in your party. For a family or
group, consider the Bungalow Suite, set in the thick pine woods and complete with a private
garden, canopy bed in the master bedroom, large sitting area and state-of-the-art entertainment center. Indulge in the water- and mud-based treatments in the full-service spa, and don't
miss Chandelier restaurant for its clifftop setting and refined Mediterranean cuisine.
Four-course dinner at Chandelier restaurant
for two (excluding alcohol), once per stay;
and, when staying three nights or more,
thermal water treatment for two.
According to local legend, couples who spend
time here are assured a relationship that lasts
for the rest of their lives.
Distance from Napoli Airport (NAP): 25 miles/40 km
Size: 57 rooms Room Style: Contemporary Vibe: Zen
TERME MANZI HOTEL & SPA
ISCHIA ISLA N D (CA MPA N IA ), ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Ischia Island (Campania)
Healing and hospitality define the Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa experience. Built on the island of
Ischia around the ancient Gurgitello Springs (noted by Greek philosopher Strabo), the spa's
mineral-rich pools have been known to cure everyday ills, and the service is renowned. A redesign of the hotel - which originally dates from 1863 - fused classic and Oriental aesthetics;
expect a light, airy ambience in each of the 55 rooms and suites. Artfully prepared cuisine at
Gourmet Restaurant Il Mosaico awakens the senses. At Gli Ulivi, discover traditional cuisine,
while Bar-Restaurant Bouganville at the Roof is perfect for cool refreshments.
Choice of 50-minute massage for two
or dinner for two at Gli Ulivi (excluding
beverages), once per stay. Enjoy both
amenities with a three-night stay.
General Giuseppe Garibaldi underwent
treatment here in 1864, after being injured
during the battle of Aspermont. You can still
see the tub he used in the hotel.
Distance from Napoli Airport (NAP): 29 miles/47 km
Size: 55 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated