Italy's Top Cities and Islands According to Readers' Choice Awards

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 07:00

Italy comes out a winner in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards presented by the prestigious travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

With four spots – three in the top 10 - in the “Top 25 Cities in the World,” Italy is the only country with four cities in the top 25: Florence ties second with Budapest; Rome ranks eighth, Siena ninth, and Venice 24th.

Italy is also prominently featured in the “Top 10 Islands in Europe”, with Elba and the Tuscan Archipelago ranking second, Capri third, Lipari and the Aeolian Islands off Sicily seventh, and Ischia in the Gulf of Naples ninth.

Finally, Italy ranks high in the “Top Hotels and Resorts in the World” list, with the Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina, Sicily, grabbing the fifth spot.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey began in 1988 and, this year, the magazine reports, nearly 80,000 people took part in the survey with 1.3 million votes cast.  

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