This is the first of more books to follow. Over the years that I have resided in Italy, I have sought out some of the most beautiful and historic hotels and inns in the country. I knew their hospitality and their history would delight me, but I also knew that their interiors, their gardens, and most importantly their views would inspire both my pen and my brush. I was never disappointed. I invite you to enjoy these unique hotels through my words and my paintings. It is my hope that these pages will tempt you into making these hotels part of your travel plans when next you travel to Italy. Contact information for each of the hotels is provided. This is a companion book to "Italian Wanderlust."