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Villa la Tartana
Positano, Italy

Comfortable rooms,
on the coast,
lovely views

Wish you were here?

King John Inn
Wiltshire, U.K.

Friendly country pub,
apartments available,
fresh seafood

Wish you were here?

Hotel du Lac
Lombardia, Italy

Endearingly old-fashioned,
lakeside position,
activities nearby

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Our charming small hotels and other places to stay in Italy offer an exceptional variety: guesthouses, inns, restaurants-with-rooms and boutique hotels. Our selection ranges from excellent budget hotels for a weekend break to luxury hotels for special occasions.Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm that we value.

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Agriturismo La Traversina

Cascina La Traversina 109, 15060, Stazzano, +39 0143 61377
Delightful old farmhouse

Auberge de la Maison

Entreves, 11013 Courmayeur (Aosta), Italy, +39 0165 869 811
Modernised traditional mountainside chalet-hotel

Cannero

Lungo Lago 2, 28821, +39 0323 788046/788113
Much loved by readers, a perennial favourite

Casa Isabella

Via la Pietra, 5, 732201, Vaglio Serra (AT), +39 0141 732201
Beautiful setting, charming house, welcoming hosts

Hermitage

Breuil-Cervinia, 11021, Aosta, +39 0166 948998
An aristocrat among mountain hotels

Il Furtin

Via Rocca 28, 10060, Cantalupa, +39 0121 354584
Great location, very good value
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