No cash for compliments.
Our website is based on a series of long-established printed guides, where no one pays for an entry.
Our series editor, Fiona Duncan, writes for the Sunday Telegraph and is the UK's most respected hotel reviewer.
No cliches, no flattery, no gushing - just objective, honest, expert reviews.
Summer reading? Take a look at Somerville's War
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.
To view our recommended places to stay in a region, either use the drop-down menu or click on the map below: