My top 10 B&Bs in Italy


Sarah writes: Bed and Breakfast accommodation is fast becoming the trendy way to travel around Italy. Here are my top 10 from the properties we have on Essential Italy. I can only recommend that you give some of these stylish and welcoming properties a try; you won’t be disappointed:

Giuggiulena | Sicily
Situated in the old Greek town of Siracusa, this family home has a large lounge with windows that open out on to a balcony which is literally over the sea.

Palazzo del Sale | Sicily
This age-old palace was once the home to a merchant who sold salt and petrol; Palazzo del Sale is now an elegant though simple bed and breakfast.

Hotel Gutkowski | Sardinia
The location of Hotel Gutkowski is superb; the peninsula of Ortigia is the historical heart of the wonderful Baroque town of Siracusa.

Borgo Antico | Sardinia
The hotel sits at the back of the small village of San Pantaleo, famous for being the home to many local artists, sculptors and artisans.

Villa Asfodeli | Sardinia
This wonderful converted villa is just ten minutes drive from the picturesque town of Bosa and the super sandy coastline.


Villa Fontelunga | Tuscany
Casa Fontelunga is located in the hills between Arezzo and Cortona and enjoys views across the Val Di Chiana.

Relais Gourmand | Amalfi
Located in Marina del Cantone this small family run Bed and Breakfast encapsulates all that is good in this area of the Sorrento peninsula.

Suite 68 | Puglia
This beautiful B&B is the perfect stop-over for a night or two in the charming city of Lecce.

Trulli Country Farmhouse | Puglia
An intimate country house offering charming accommodation and warm hospitality. Great breakfasts.

Masseria Due Torri | Puglia
This traditional 17th century stone farmhouse set in the heart of the countryside has been converted into a haven of peace and quiet.