50 Top Italy Luxury 2022: Antonino Cannavacciuolo on the podium with the Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi, second place goes to the Grand Hotel in Villa Feltrinelli, third to Borgo Egnazia.

50 Top Italy Luxury: Antonino Cannavacciuolo on the podium with the Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi

Cuisine that satisfies the most demanding gourmet palates, perfect dining room service, delicious breakfasts, appeal of the structure, warm hospitality provided by the staff while paying attention to the guest’s comfort, aperitif menu, spa, and wellness centers.

These are the winning cards that make Italian luxury great.  It is often accompanied by the discovery of Italian beauty immersed in the charm of lakes, seas, mountains, coastlines, and cities of art.  These make stays in high-standard hotels the preferred choice for international customers.


50 Top Italy Luxury presents the best of Italy: Hotels, Relais, and Charming Residences, which also offer a fine-dining restaurant and a refined food & beverage service.

Antonino Cannavacciuolo triumphs in first place with his Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi (Orta San Giulio, Novara) which houses the restaurant of the same name. Coming in second is the Grand Hotel in Villa Feltrinelli (Gargnano, Brescia), with its restaurant Villa Feltrinelli designed by Stefano Baiocco. Third place goes to Borgo Egnazia (Savelletri di Fasano, Brindisi), which houses the Due Camini restaurant, directed by chef Domingo Schingaro.

This is a trio of absolute quality, which is just as extraordinary as all the other venues present among the 50 in the ranking.

“Recent studies confirm the growth of the luxury sector – explain Barbara Guerra, Luciano Pignataro, and Albert Sapere, the curators of the guide – and this is even more true for the hotel sector, since they host customers who love Italy, cities of art, the food and wine traditions, and the iconic dishes”.

The 50 Top Italy Luxury guide was created to showcase the best of high-class Italian hospitality.  It is monitored by a team of expert gastronomic inspectors with a distinct sensitivity towards beauty and appeal.  The venues were visited and assessed in absolute confidentiality and anonymity, with inspectors always paying the bill as regular customers.

At the end of the first round of visits, a new survey was carried out which outlined the final ranking and which determined the highly anticipated special prizes.

The ranking, unveiled via live streaming on Sunday, October the 10th on the social pages of 50 Top, saw the region of Campania at the top of the competition with 15 venues in the ranking. It is followed by Sicily (7), Tuscany (6), Lombardy and Lazio (5), Trentino-Alto Adige (2), and Veneto (2).  At the end of the list with one venue each are:  Piedmont, Puglia, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Umbria, Valle d’Aosta, Calabria, and Basilicata.

All these establishments have been inserted into the 50 Top Table app, which utilizes an artificial intelligence system designed for the user to easily locate and find these noteworthy locations both in Italy and around the world in the Top 50 guides.


Here are the 50 Top Italy Luxury Special Awards:


Best General Manager 2022 – Mulino Caputo Award

Stefania Siani – Villa Crespi, Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi (Orta San Giulio – Novara)

Best Wine Menu 2022 – Prosecco DOC Award

Villa Feltrinelli, Grand Hotel in Villa Feltrinelli (Gargnano – Brescia)

Innovation and Sustainability 2022 – Pastificio dei Campi Award

Due Camini, Borgo Egnazia (Savelletri di Fasano – Brindisi)

Best Breakfast 2022 – Latteria Sorrentina Award

Imago, Hotel Hassler Roma (Roma)

Best Brunch 2022 – Pastificio dei Campi Award

Francescana at Maria Luigia, Casa Maria Luigia (Modena)

Best Coffee Service 2022 – Caffè Borbone Award

Casa Vissani, Casa Vissani (Baschi – Terni)

Best Hospitality 2022 – Mulino Caputo Award

Ristorante Belvedere, Caruso – A Belmond Hotel (Ravello – Salerno)

Best Design 2022 – D’Amico Award

Li Galli Restaurant, Villa Franca Positano (Positano – Salerno)


Project Partners:

Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC, D’Amico, Pastificio dei Campi, Mulino Caputo, Latteria Sorrentina, Caffè Borbone, S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna.


Below is the complete ranking of 50 Top Italy Luxury 2022:


1          Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi, Villa Crespi – Orta San Giulio (NO)

2          Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, Villa Feltrinelli – Gargnano (BS)

3          Borgo Egnazia, Due Camini – Savelletri di Fasano (BR)

4          Rosa Alpina, St. Hubertus – San Cassiano in Badia (BZ)

5          Hotel Hassler Roma, Imàgo – Roma

6          La Dimora, Da Vittorio – Brusaporto (BG)

7          Mandarin Oriental Milan, Seta by Antonio Guida – Milano

8          Casa Maria Luigia, Francescana at Maria Luigia – Modena

9          Brunelleschi Hotel, Santa Elisabetta – Firenze

10        Grand Hotel Duchi D’Aosta, Harry’s Piccolo – Trieste

11        Casa Vissani, Casa Vissani – Baschi (TR)

12        Palazzo Venart Luxury Hotel, Glam – Venezia

13        Grand Hotel Royal e Golf, Petit Royal – Courmayeur (AO)

14        Hotel Eden, La Terrazza         – Roma

15        Aman Venice, Arva – Venezia

16        Grand Hotel Principe di Piemonte, Il Piccolo Principe – Viareggio (LU)

17        Il San Pietro di Positano, Zass – Positano (SA)

18        Four Seasons Hotel Firenze, Il Palagio – Firenze

19        Il San Corrado Di Noto, Principe di Belludia – Noto (SR)

20        Punta Tragara Hotel, Le Monzù         – Capri (NA)

21        Hotel Il Pellicano, Il Pellicano – Porto Ercole (GR)

22        Grand Hotel Timeo – A Belmond Hotel, Otto Geleng – Taormina (ME)

23        Terra – The Magic Place, Terra – Sarentino (BZ)

24        Capri Palace Jumeirah, L’Olivo – Capri (NA)

25        Romeo Hotel, Il Comandante Restaurant – Napoli

26        Principe Forte dei Marmi, Lux Lucis – Forte dei Marmi (LU)

27        Therasia Resort Sea & Spa, Il Cappero – Lipari (ME)

28        Locanda Don Serafino Relais & Châteaux, Locanda Don Serafino – Ragusa

29        Regina Isabella Resort, Indaco – Lacco Ameno (NA)

30        The Ashbee Hotel, St. George Restaurant by Heinz Beck – Taormina (ME)

31        Hotel Signum, Signum – Malfa Salina (ME)

32        Caruso – A Belmond Hotel, Ristorante Belvedere – Ravello (SA)

33        L’Andana-Tenuta La Badiola, La Trattoria Enrico Bartolini-Castiglione della Pescaia (GR)

34        Palazzo Avino, Rossellinis – Ravello (SA)

35        Hotel Villa Cimbrone, Il Flauto di Pan – Ravello (SA)

36        Savoy Beach Hotel, Tre Olivi – Capaccio Paestum (SA)

37        Il Sereno Hotel, Berton Al Lago – Torno (CO)

38        Hotel Le Agavi, La Serra – Positano (SA)

39        San Barbato Resort Spa & Golf, Don Alfonso 1890 San Barbato – Lavello (PZ)

40        Antonello Colonna Resort & Spa, Antonello Colonna Labico – Labico (RM)

41        Villa Laetitia, Enoteca La Torre – Roma

42        Zash Country Boutique Hotel, Zash – Riposto (CT)

43        Laqua Countryside, Laqua Countryside – Vico Equense (NA)

44        Vilòn Luxury Hotel, Adelaide – Roma

45        Bianca Relais, Bianca sul Lago by Emanuele Petrosino – Oggiono (LC)

46        Villa Franca Positano, Li Galli Restaurant – Positano (SA)

47        Hotel Santa Caterina, Ristorante Glicine – Amalfi (SA)

48        Grand Hotel Parker’s, George Restaurant – Napoli

49        Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa, Il Refettorio – Conca dei Marini (SA)

50        Biafora Resort & Spa, Hyle – San Giovanni in Fiore (CS)


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