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Holidays: The Grand Tour, part 5
Jon Palmer reaches Rome in his epic journey through Italy

Blog: Food, glorious food!
Amanda and the Italia! team have been stuffing their faces

Holidays: 48 Hours in Alghero
Heather Browne explores this sensational Sardinian port town

Food & recipes: Olive oil
A golden selection of Italy's finest tried & tested

Holidays: Discover Franciacorta
Explore the food and wine trails of Lake Iseo

Property: Homes for under €250,000
Fleur Kinson discovers where to look for Italy's most affordable homes

Drink: Chianti Classico
Paul Pettengale explains how to pick the best Chianti Classico

Blog: A view from above Amanda gets a different perspective on Tuscany’s glorious landscape

Hotels City Rating

Vis A Vis Hotel Sestri Levante  4 stars

Sestri Levante Very good

La Pace Hotel Pisa  3 stars

Pisa Very good

Altura Hotel Villasimius  3 stars

Villasimius

La Torretta Lodge Manarola  3 stars

Manarola

Hotel Santa Maria Novella Florence  4 stars

Florence Great

Euro House Inn Airport Hotel & Residence Fiumicino  4 stars

Fiumicino Very good

Grotta Palazzese Hotel Polignano a Mare  4 stars

Polignano a Mare Nice

Colorado Hotel Florence  3 stars

Florence Nice

Hotel Vietri Coast  3 stars

Vietri sul Mare Very good

La Gioconda Hotel Florence  3 stars

Florence Guest rating

Hotel Oregon Rimini  3 stars

Rimini Nice

Barocco Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

La Terrazza Di Castiglione Aparthotel Castiglione della Pescaia  3 stars

Castiglione della Pescaia Great

Excelsior Hotel La Maddalena  4 stars

La Maddalena (Sassari) Great

Hotel Belvedere Bellagio  3 stars

Bellagio Great

Hotel Santa Costanza Rome  4 stars

Rome Very good

Poppi Hotel Mira  4 stars

Mira (VE) Very good

Empire Palace Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Hotel Lincoln Cinisello Balsamo  3 stars

Cinisello Balsamo Very good

Hotel Miramar Sirmione  3 stars

Sirmione Great

Capo D'Africa Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Cristina Rossi Bed And Breakfast Bologna  3 stars

Bologna

Forte Village Resort Il Villaggio Santa Margherita di Pula  4 stars

Santa Margherita di Pula Great

Artemide Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Perfect

San Giuliano Hotel Mestre  3 stars

Mestre Very good

Buca Di Bacco Hotel Positano  4 stars

Positano Perfect

Hilton Rome Airport Hotel Fiumicino  4 stars

Fiumicino Very good

Brunelleschi Hotel Florence  4 stars

Florence Great

Rome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora  4 stars

Rome Great

Hotel Philadelphia Cattolica  3 stars

Cattolica

Hotel Palazzo Murat Positano  4 stars

Positano Perfect

Albergo Del Senato Rome  3 stars

Rome Great

Luxe Rose Garden Hotel Roma  4 stars

Rome Great

Aurora Hotel Amalfi  4 stars

Amalfi Great

Grand Hotel Palatino Rome  4 stars

Rome Very good

Hilton Sorrento Palace Hotel  4 stars

Sorrento Great

B&B Vinci Noto  3 stars

Noto Perfect

Villa Medici Rocca San Giovanni  4 stars

Rocca San Giovanni Very good

Kolbe Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Santa Chiara Hotel Venice  4 stars

Venice Very good

Plaza Hotel Lucchesi Florence  4 stars

Florence Great

Quirinale Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Hotel Du Lac Bellagio  3 stars

Bellagio Great

Cinque Terre Hotel Monterosso al Mare  3 stars

Monterosso al Mare Great

Hesperia Hotel Venice  3 stars

Venice Great

Ac Hotel Firenze By Marriott  4 stars

Florence Great

Grand Hotel Baglioni Florence  4 stars

Florence Great

Bettoja Hotel Mediterraneo Rome  4 stars

Rome Very good

Hotel Florence Milan  3 stars

Milan Very good

Nazionale Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Porto Roca Hotel Monterosso al Mare  4 stars

Monterosso al Mare Great

Unahotels Deco Roma  4 stars

Rome Great

47 Boutique Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Hotel Principe Venice  4 stars

Venice Very good

Cosmopolita Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Very good

Hotel Rapallo Florence  4 stars

Florence Great

Villa Belvedere Taormina  4 stars

Taormina Great

Hotel Poseidon Positano  4 stars

Positano Perfect

Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo Venice  3 stars

Venice Great

Starhotels Metropole Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Grand Hotel Minerva Florence  4 stars

Florence Great

Rialto Hotel Venice  4 stars

Venice Very good

The Inn At The Spanish Steps Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Hotel Concordia Venice  4 stars

Venice Great

Sheraton Roma Hotel & Conference Center  4 stars

Rome Nice

Canal Hotel Venice  3 stars

Venice Very good

Giulio Cesare Hotel Milan  3 stars

Milan Guest rating

Florence Old Bridge Hotel  3 stars

Florence Very good

Cdshotels Terrasini  4 stars

Terrasini Nice

Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa Barga  4 stars

Barga Great

Hyatt Centric Murano Venice Hotel  4 stars

Venice

Portrait Roma Hotel  3 stars

Rome Perfect

Hotel Ponte Sisto Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Hotel Vittorio Veneto Ragusa  3 stars

Ragusa Very good

Canal Grande Hotel Venice  4 stars

Venice Perfect

Dei Mellini Hotel Rome  4 stars

Rome Great

Iq Hotel Roma  4 stars

Rome Perfect

Raeli Hotel Lazio Rome  3 stars

Rome Very good

Hilton Milan Hotel  4 stars

Milan Very good

Degli Orafi Hotel Florence  4 stars

Florence Great