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Best of Italy 2011

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Most luxurious hotel

Best off-the-beaten-track accommodation

Hotel Novecento , Scicli

Most frightening experience

Walking correct only about the rim of Vesuvius

Best views (and best exercise)

Amalfi Coast walking vacation amongst Exodus

> See a view

Best ruin

Castello Eurialo – an ancient Greek fortress exterior Siracusa

Best meals

A necktie betwixt La Rusticana inwards Ragusa together with Sicilia inwards Tavola , Siracusa

Best antipasti

Buffet at the Antica Trattoria Pizzeria in Olbia

Best H2O ice cream

Olive-oil flavoured gelato inwards Ragusa

Best beaches

La Maddalena islands , Sardinia

Most surprising city

Cagliari - from beaches to fine art to flamingos

Best sighting

The Pope inwards a boat

Creepiest spot

The Ipogeo Celtico , a mysterious hush-hush sleeping accommodation inwards Cividale del Friuli

Best tourist trap

Grotte di Nettuno exhibit caves , Alghero - genuinely worth a visit

Best tour inwards the footsteps of a fictional detective

Visiting the Montalbano locations inwards the baroque towns of Sicily

Naughtiest moment

Sneaking inwards amongst a individual tour to meet some of the best - together with rudest - frescoes inwards Pompeii

and finally:

Top destination

I've spent fourth dimension inwards lots of amazing places this yr , but my honour for top destination goes to Scicli , for its off-the-beaten-track charm , fine architecture , atmospheric hilltop churches together with ruins , together with mellow atmosphere.

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