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Central Italy

"Hotel Splendide Royal & Restaurant Mirabelle", Rome, Italy.

Hotel Splendide RoyalFor my journey through from Milan to Rome, I chose to go my whole way by Rail. A great way to not only see the countryside but catch up on some reading as well. I was on my way to the fabulous grandeur of the five star luxury Hotel Splendide Royal right in the center of things in Rome. Elegance is the theme and elegant it was from the interiors to the food.

Their "Mirabelle Restaurant" is one of Rome’s finest eateries and so they proved to me in no uncertain terms.

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"Brunello Lounge & Restaurant", Rome, Italy.

La Meridiana HotelRome can be justly proud of one of its very best restaurants, "Brunello Lounge & Restaurant", located in the elegant "Regina Hotel Baglioni". Chef Luciano Sarzi Sartori has cooked for George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Silvio Berlusconi, and the Dalai Lama who gifted him with the Scarf of Peace. Just one of the many prizes accumulated by Chef Luciano for his Mediterranean cooking which combines tradition with originality.)
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North West & Italian Riviera

Royal Hotel Sanremo*****, Sanremo, Liguri, Italian Riviera.

La Meridiana Hotel

You will find the five star luxury "Royal Hotel San Remo" located just a block or two off the main road into the lovely old Italian coastal town of San Remo on the beach of the Italian Riviera just across the coast road from the sea.

Just twenty five minutes from Monte Carlo and the gate-way to the Italian Riviera, a stay at this charmer is to experience a more pastarefined and gracious way of life combining the elegance of the past with the comforts and plugged in way of life of today.
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Their restaurant "Fiori di Murano" is excellent and features authentic Ligurian cuisine and olive oils.
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The Park Hyatt Milan Hotel*****, Milan, Italy.

La Meridiana HotelNow the Hyatt hotels are princely; the Park Hyatts are fit for a king (or a “re” in Italiano). Stay with me and we’ll all be speaking the language in short order! First of all, the Park Hyatt Milan is a 5 star boutique hotel housed in a palace born in 1870; however what was old is super-new and in the best of taste.

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Hotel La Meridiana ****, Garlenda, Liguria, Northwest Italy.

La Meridiana HotelA lovely country hotel just inland from the Italian Riviera not far from the French border. Right on excellent golf course and in the middle of many activities. Fresh comfortable modern rooms and suites done in traditional style in warm earthtone colors. Excellent restaurant (see below)

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Hotel Splendido****+, Portofino, Liguria, Northwest Italy.

Il RosmarinoIf you love olive oil, pasta, pesto, vegetables, sea food done simply and with great finesse, this is the place for you. The chef has taken the local cuisine to new levels of sophistication yet never for an instant looses sight of the essential tastes of the localflavors. Traditional dining room with warm, friendly service who delight in introducing you to the regional tastes in food and wine.
Three Chef Rating.

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Hotel Splendido****+, Portofino, Liguria, Northwest Italy.

Hotel SplendidoA gracious, charming hotel with all the ambience of old world deluxe style and service but imbued with all the most modern amenities artfully hidden from view. Combined with the warmth of the welcome and service, this is a must if you visit the end of Italy.


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Hotel Splendido Mare***, Portofino, Liguria, Northwest Italy.

Splendido MareA small but immaculate and charming luxury hotel, the Splendido Mare (its big brother just above) is the perfect place to stay if you want to be right in the center of this lovely old fishing village. Equipped with its own trattoria and unimpeded view of the port.


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North

Hotel Villa Cordevigo***** Wine Relais, nr Lake Garda, (VR)

Villa Cordevigo

An 18th century Venetian Villa in the heart of the vineyards of the gently rolling countryside just east and south of lake Garda just at the foot hills of the Italian Alps. Ancient home of the Cristoforetti and Delibori families, the rooms and halls echo with generations of families through all the ups and downs history had in store for them. Today the villa is a magnificent hotel retaining the feel of older times but equipped with the comforts of today.
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Their restaurant Restaurant "Oseleta" under the capable hands of one Michelin starred executive Chef Giuseppe d'Aquino, this eatery is the main reason to come Interior Restaurantand stay at Villa Cordevigo. The cuisine is superb Italian food rendered with all the modern flair of a fine chef with years of experience in Italy and France while not loosing track of its roots in flavor and ingredients from the local soil and micro climate. This chef has a joy of his kitchen, not squelched by the rigors of attaining a Michelin star.
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