Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
The fact that this guest house near Cairoli castle is so bereft of signs or lights outside the 18th-century building can be taken as evidence of a different approach to accommodations. Rather than a series of nearly identical rooms, Antica Locanda dei Mercanti infuses each with its own character as if a different member of the family lived there. The four top-floor rooms go further owing to the design of architect Vittorio Locatelli, which includes warm, pastel hues, natural materials, and private terraces bursting with flowers and greenery.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.