Best of the Best 2018 - 504
U MB R IA (N OR CIA ), ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Umbria (Norcia)
Palazzo Seneca in Umbria is much more than a hotel stay. You'll be cosseted in a 16th-century
palace that has been under the loving care of the Bianconi family since 1850 and was named
Best of the Best Hotel of the Year in 2017. Restored by local artisans, this stately home welcomes you with 24 individually appointed rooms; farm-to-table cuisine utilizes fresh herbs
from the garden and pecorino cheese aged in the cellar. Peruse ancient texts in the library or
play tennis; with activities ranging from Umbrian cooking classes to visiting restaurant suppliers to horseback riding and truffle hunting, you'll never lack things to do.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value resort credit per stay.
From the point of arrival to the point of
departure, the Bianconi family and their staff
treat guests like their family.
Andover, New Jersey
Distance from Rome Airport (FCO): 106 miles/170 km
Size: 24 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Casual
HOTEL BRUFANI PALACE
U MB R IA (PER U GIA ), ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Assisi, Todi, Orvieto
Hotel Brufani Palace has counted the Queen Mother of England and the Prince of Monaco
among its esteemed guests and considers it a true honor to host many other of the world's
most discriminating travelers. Here in the center of historic Perugia, this intimate hideaway
offers 94 traditional yet modernities-outfitted guestrooms, the renowned Restaurant Collins
and an enchanting view of the Umbrian Valley. Locals flock to the outdoor terrace during the
summertime, partaking of the delicious regional cuisine and refined wines. Of particular note
is the indoor swimming pool; its transparent glass floor displays ancient Etruscan ruins.
Room upgrade at time of booking, if
available; and lunch or dinner for two
(excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity), once
The staff goes out of its way to make children
feel welcome; the maître d' will have the
restaurant prepare whatever even your
pickiest eaters desire.
Distance from Perugia Airport (PEG): 9 miles/15 km
Size: 94 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
VEN ICE, ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Venice
Neo-Renaissance grandeur meets refined modern aesthetics at Aman Venice. You'll feel as
though you're sleeping in a beautiful museum at this 16th-century palazzo - some of the 24
individually designed rooms and suites are covered in protected frescoes and reliefs smartly
complemented by contemporary furnishings and amenities. A private water transfer delivers
you to the resort's dramatic reception hall, with direct access to its private gardens (rare for
this city); take the spiral staircase to the gilded dining room overlooking the Grand Canal.
There's a spa and fitness area. Any excursion can be easily arranged.
À la carte lunch for two (excluding
beverages), once per stay.
Head to the intimate roof terrace for a
memorable sunrise or sunset. When the sky
is clear, you can see as far as the Alps.
Distance from Venice Airport (VCE): 25 minutes
Size: 24 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated