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6 must-visit hotels for foodies in Italy

L'OlivoGoing to Italy?  Take in one of these hotels if you enjoy your food: 1. Rome Cavalieri, Rome The hotel’s La Pergola restaurant has three Michelin stars. Try suckling pig’s cheek with curly endive, burrata and chilli-flavoured popped rice, from the Gourmet menu. 2. Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Lake Como Award-winning Chef Ettore Bocchia and his molecular gastronomy as Mistral has earned him one Michelin star. Nitrogen-frozen milk ice cream with warm wild berries, anyone? 3. Hotel Palazzo Sasso, Ravello Executive chef Pino Lavarra is in charge at Rossellinis, the hotel’s two Michelin-starred restaurant. A speciality is the lamb fillet wrapped in a rose crust and rose liquor from the tasting menu. 4. Masseria Torre Coccaro, Puglia Four restaurants to choose from here, all offering Puglian specialities using local ingredients, like lamb from the Murgia region and fish from the village of Savelletri. 5. Relais il Chiostro di Pienza, Tuscany La Terrazza del Chiostro serves Tuscan specialities in stunning surroundings – the terrace overlooks the garden and the grand vistas of the Val d’Orcia. 6. Capri Palace Hotel & Spa, Capri The two Michelin-starred L’Olivo serves seafood straight out of the Med. A speciality is the salt cod with argan oil, Jerusalem artichokes and an almond milk sauce.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. The best meal in Italy was when we stumbled on a family run restaurant in Tuscany escaping a thunder storm. I’d never find it again or have the same experience but it was amazing, they were so hospitable and just kept bringing more and more amazing food. You can really taste the difference with really good freshly made pasta! Sadly I can’t remember where it was or what it was called to recommend it :(

  2. Another 2 fabulous Relais & Chateaux for foodies:
    Hotel Certosa di Maggiano in Siena (chef Paolo Lopriore restaurant IL CANTO), and L’Albereta in Erbusco, Brescia (chef and Restaurant Gualtiero Marchesi)

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