Top 10 Award-winning Places to Visit in Italy

A land so beautiful and so diverse...

To list the top 10 places to visit in Italy would be an unreachable task:  Simply impossible.

Why?  Because, Italy is filled to the brim with absolutely fabulous places to visit:  Far too many to put in a small box. So how about a list of the 10 must-see destinations in Italy, award-winning places you can visit?

Here is a list of 10 places / hotels / municipalities, which you simply must see in Italy.  Some are super luxurious, have spectacular views and exceptional service is a given.  You can’t go wrong booking your accommodation at any of these places.  Add them to your travel bucket list and start saving or planning your trip to these awesome destinations in Italy.

When we talk about a list of the Top 10 most iconic and beautiful places to visit in Italy, it will contain names of destinations like Tuscany, Florence and Rome…

When it comes to luxury accommodation, you’ll see names like Milan, Lake Como and Venice…

#1 - Badesi, Sardinia Italy

Resort & SPA Le Dune

AWARD:  Italy’s Leading Beach Resort 2022

  • Perfect for a 1-week stay!
  • Top location: Highly rated by recent guests
  • Top pick by families with children
  • Breakfast:
    Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American, Buffet
    Free private parking is available on-site
  • Activities:
    Tennis court
    Fitness centre
Italys best resorts accommodation for the whole family

#2 – We all love Positano on the Amalfi Coast

Although we don’t have an official award-winning hotel to recommend, we can recommend some pretty stunning places to stay:  Search and get more info>>

This is definitely one of the must-visit places in Italy, although it is getting pretty crowded during the summer season, as everyone wants a piece of the beautiful Positano on the Amalfi Coast of Italy.

The Amalfi Coast - Holiday Packages

Multi-Day tours to the Amalfi Coast that include, amongst others, Positano as a destination.

You can’t help but fall in love with this amazing place.  Read more…  

Positano - Where to stay / Accommodation

A selection of the best accommodation options in Positano.

#3 - Milan, Italy

Bulgari Hotel Milano

AWARD:  Italy’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020

  • Situated in the real heart of Milan, this hotel has an excellent location 
  • Highly rated
  • Top pick by families with children
  • Breakfast:
    Continental, Gluten-free, Asian, American
Best hotel in Milan award winning

#4 - Blevio, Italy - Lago di Como

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como

AWARD NOMINATION: Italy’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2021, 2022 and 2023

  • Boasting a wellness centre and views over Lake Como
  • private parking is available on site, and a shuttle service to/from Como can be arranged on request.
  • 2 stand-alone villas, in Blevio
  • 5 km from Como centre and a 40-minute drive from Bellagio

Lake Como - Trips and Tours

Explore Lake Como with fabulous trips and tours, including private tours, boat tours, wine tasting, Italian Cooking classes and much more.

#5 -  Venice

Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

The list of nominations and awards are way too long to list here, among other, they have won:  

  • Europe’s Leading Conference Hotel 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Italy’s Leading Conference Hotel 2020, 2021 and 2022

Don’t let the words “Conference Hotel” mislead you.  This hotel is magnificent and well worth a stay.

  • Situated in the best-rated area in Venice, this hotel has an excellent location
  • The wellness centre includes a sauna, a hot tub and a Turkish bath
  • Set on the peaceful banks of Giudecca Island
world leading hotels in Venice Itayl must visit

#6 – Verona

VISTA Palazzo | Verona

AWARD NOMINATION: Italy’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2023

top hotels in Italy award winning

 The city of love and a fabulous wedding destination.  Read more

#7 – Ugento, Italy

Vivosa Apulia Resort

AWARDS: Italy’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2021 and 2022

  • Perfect for a family vacation
  • Excellent guest ratings
  • Breakfast:

    Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, American


Italys best beach resorts award winning nominations

#8 – Lake Garda, Italy

Lefay Resort & Spa Lago Di Garda

AWARDS: Europe’s Leading Green Resort 2017 and 2018

award winning nominations for accommodation in Lombardy Italy

Lefay Resort is on the coast of Lake Garda in Gargnano, surrounded by hills and olive groves. It offers a wellness centre, and panoramic views of the lake.

Discover Lake Garda

Beautiful La Romantica - A Fabulous destination for couples.
Travel Tip(s)

Scan for seasonal deals before booking your stay.

If you have a bar fridge in your hotel room, check with reception whether the content is on the house, or pay as you use.

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Capri Italy One of the Best Holiday Destinations

A day trip you simply have to do. All the shades of blue.

#9 – Taormina

Mazzarò Sea Palace

AWARDS: Italy’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2018

Mazzarò Sea Palace is set above Taormina’s beautiful Mazzaarò Beach. It has a wellness centre, its own sea-view pools and a free private beach.

most beautiful sea retreats in Italy

DID YOU KNOW; Municipality of Matera

WAS NOMINATED AS:  Europe’s Leading Emerging Tourism Destination 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Set inside the Matera Sassi UNESCO World Heritage site…

Bonus destination

Things to do in Tropea

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#10 – And we're back in Milan

AWARDS: This is the list…

Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2022
Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2021
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2021
Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020
Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2019
Italy’s Leading Hotel 2019
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2019
World’s Leading Hotel Suite 2018
Italy’s Leading Hotel 2018
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2018
World’s Leading Hotel Suite 2017
Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2017
Italy’s Leading Hotel 2017
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2017
World’s Leading Hotel Suite 2016
Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2016
Italy’s Leading Hotel 2016
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2016
World’s Leading Hotel Suite 2015
Europe’s Leading Hotel Suite 2015
Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2015
Italy’s Leading Hotel 2015
Italy’s Leading Hotel Suite 2015

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan

best hotels in Milan Italy where to stay

Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Milan, right opposite Central Station and close to the popular designer shopping district. The 1000-m² Shiseido spa and a rooftop restaurant are at guests disposal.

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