BEST Small Hotels in Italy

Hotel Moresco

, Venice
, Veneto
.

A traditionally Venetian hotel set on the canalside in the heart of Venice.

Double rooms from € 178
Guest rating 9.7

Hotel Pellegrino

, Praiano
, Campania
.

Perched high on a terraced hillside overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Double rooms from € 185
Guest rating 9.8

Borgo del Cabreo

, Greve in Chianti
, Florence
.

Elegance and refinement in a boutique hotel in the heart of the Chianti wine region.

Double rooms from € 119
Guest rating 9.8

Palazzo Ridolfi

, Florence
.

Opulent Renaissance style in a historic palace in the heart of Florence.

Double rooms from € 108
Guest rating 9.7

Battistero Residenza d'Epoca

, Pistoia
, Pistoia
.

A beautifully decorated historic building in a quiet corner of the vibrant heart of Pistoia.

Double rooms from € 84
Guest rating 9.6

Le Macine di Stigliano

, Sovicille
, Siena
.

A small country hotel surrounded by woods and fields near Siena.

Double rooms from € 100
Guest rating 9.6

California Park Hotel

, Forte dei Marmi
, Lucca
.

A beautiful hotel in beautiful gardens, in one of the most fashionable destinations on the Italian coast.

Double rooms from € 204
Guest rating 9.5

Casa delle Rose

, Venice-Lido
, Veneto
.

A small B&B on the Venice Lido with exquisite decor and the personal attention of Stefano.

Double rooms from € 63
Guest rating 9.5

Torre Mozza

, Follonica
, Grosseto
.

A luxury hotel standing with it's toes in the water, right on the beach on the Tuscan coast.

Double rooms from € 203
Guest rating 9.5

La Scalinatella

, Capri
, Campania
.

Ultimate five star luxury on the idyllic and legendary island of Capri.

Double rooms from € 370
Guest rating 9.4

Locanda del Capitano

, Massa Lubrense
, Campania
.

A family-run guesthouse and restaurant squeezed between the mountains and the beach.

Double rooms from € 190
Guest rating 9.4

Hotel Margherita

, Praiano
, Salerno
.

Panoramic views in every direction along the Amalfi Coast.

Double rooms from € 186
Guest rating 9.3

Poderino San Cristoforo

, Lajatico
, Pisa
.

A small family-run hotel surrounded by the hills and fields of Tuscany.

Double rooms from € 70
Guest rating 9.3

Hotel Becher

, Venice
, Veneto
.

100% Venice! Period interiors and a position right on the side of a canal.

Double rooms from € 87
Guest rating 9.0

La Casa di Iulia

, Rome
, Lazio
.

An intimate little B&B with a touch of class, very close to the Vatican and the central sights of Rome.

Double rooms from € 100
Guest rating 9.3

Dream Station

, Rome
, Lazio
.

A brightly decorated B&B right in the heart of Rome, ideal for visiting all the major sights.

Double rooms from € 56
Guest rating 9.2

Hotel Condotti

, Rome
, Lazio
.

A small boutique hotel in one of the most fashionable streets in Rome, just yards from the Spanish Steps.

Double rooms from € 79
Guest rating 9.1
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Reasons to visit Italy

Italy was the heart of the ancient Roman Empire and later was the cornerstone of the Renaissance. Little surprise then that it is a cultural delight, whether you choose to visit Rome, Florence, Venice or any one of a hundred other places.

The culture of food and drink is a further attraction in Italy. It may lack the haute cuisine image of France but we all eat pizza and pasta, and drink coffee and wine. The very best of all those things are to be found in Italy.

The long narrow peninsula of mainland Italy and the two big islands of Sardinia and Sicily give the country an immense coastline, so it is little surprise to find thousands of quaint fishing villages, hundreds of harbours and marinas and cliffs and beaches to boggle the imagination. All combined with the warm Mediterranean climate.

For visitors seeking scenery in a cooler ambience, Tuscany and the Italian Lakes come highly recommended.