Best of the Best 2018 - 510
DUE TORRI HOTEL
VER ON A , ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Arena of Verona
Home to rock stars and opera singers when they come to town, the glorious Due Torri Hotel is
located in Verona's historic center. Each of the 89 guestrooms and suites, soundproofed from
the city's hustle and bustle and offering period furnishings, whisks guests to the 14th century.
In fact, the hotel occupies a 14th-century palazzo and still maintains its 1370s' columns and
carvings; contemporary frescoes depict medieval scenes, and the ceilings are covered with oil
paintings. Locals and guests alike flock to the Due Torri Lounge & Restaurant, once the meeting place of Verona's nobles.
$100 value food and beverage credit per stay.
Visit the Panoramic Terrace for a
breathtaking view of Verona's many
treasures. In the summer, the terrace features
a delectable and exclusive dinner.
Distance from Verona Airport (VRN): 10 miles/16 km
Size: 89 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
VOLTER R A , ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Volterra
The ethos at Borgo Pignano is a simple one: "Everything comes from the land." That motto
emanates from every organic corner of the 750-acre Tuscan estate. A resident beekeeper
supplies fresh honey for your morning cornetto (made with flour produced on-site). Pignano's
soapmaker plucks aromatic plants to create guest bath products. Spa therapists use ingredients bottled by the estate's herbalist. Overseeing it all is an elegant 18th-century villa, its 16
rooms adorned with antique furnishings, original frescoes and artworks from the owner's collection. Horse-riding excursions allow guests to experience Tuscany from the saddle.
$100 value resort credit per stay.
Pignano invites guests to release their inner
artists with a supply of paints and drawing
pencils. Culinary enthusiasts can show their
own artistry in a cooking class.
Distance from Pisa Airport (PSA): 34 miles/54 km
Size: 27 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Zen
GRAND PALACE HOTEL
R IGA , LA TVIA
N E I G H B O R H O O D Located in Historical Old Town
Conveniently located near the business and shopping districts of Riga, Grand Palace Hotel is a
business traveler favorite. Now savvy vacationers can experience this hotel (once the private
home of wealthy Baltic aristocrats) and enjoy its location along the cobblestone streets of the
15th-century Old City. All 56 rooms and suites are designed by the British interior designer
Andrew Martin and feature a contemporary mélange in idyllic surroundings. Pils Bar and
Restaurant is Riga's hot spot for fine dining, relaxing and celebrating.
Roundtrip VIP airport, port, train station or
bus station transfer; lunch or dinner for two
(excluding alcohol), once per stay; and access
to the sauna and gym during stay.
Take a seat in the atmospheric Pils Bar or
Restaurant, order a cocktail and mingle with
members of Riga's high society.
Distance from Riga Airport (RIX): 15 minutes
Size: 56 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated