It’s amore: Mr & Mrs Smith’s love affair with Italy is official (ok, that by itself isn’t really ‘news’, but read on…). Our latest (and, may we modestly suggest, greatest) hotel guidebook brings you 32 hand-picked hotels in Italy, including traditional Puglian trulli, gorgeous guesthouses, spectacular lakeside villas, wonderful farmhouses and dazzling city-centre palazzos.
As ever, we show you the way to live like a local – a local who knows how and where to have a good time – taking you truffle-hunting in Umbria, olive-oil tasting in Sicily and gallery-hopping in Florence. We even sum up opera’s most challenging libretti, outline the Renaissance in chart form, and pair pasta shapes with suitable sauces, all to give you the insider low-down.
Wanting to share full and frank need-to-know details, we dispatched super-sharp tastemakers from our international panel of reviewers to visit anonymously and report back. (We hate to name-drop, darling, but Mary Portas, Rufus Hound, Immodesty Blaize, Erdem, Stefano Manfredi, Martha Freud, Stephen Bayley and other Italophiles have all checked in as Mr & Mrs Smiths in order to test the beds and tell the tales.)
So, pull up a chair, pop open the prosecco, and join us on an expertly guided tour of the best boutique hotels in Italy’s big boot…
Visit the Smith gift shop to order your copy, or check out all our great-looking hotel guides, CDs to soundtrack your stays, ‘Get a Room!’ gift vouchers, and more. Smith members can buy the book at the special price of just £15.95.