Friday, June 26, 2009

Best luxury hotels in Italy

Forbes magazine has come up with its listing of the 400 best (luxury) hotels in the whole wide world.
After our fair country, the second for number of listings is Italy. And the number one of all is Villa D'Este in Cernobbio, on Lake Como.

Now I have always believed that Lake Garda is more beautiful than Lake Como. Featured in the pages of Forbes is the recently renovated Villa Feltrinelli in Gargnano (in the photo above). Not only is it beautiful, it is chock full of history, Italian and international. Starting with the fascinating Feltrinelli family, which made its fortune in lumber, starting in the nineteenth century. And continuing to the present with its distinguished publishing house and chain of bookstores throughout Italy.