An elegant 16th-century palace is now a luxurious hotel just slightly off the centro storico. Named for Isabella d'Este, a Renaissance woman of wealth and taste, it has opulent public rooms with high wood-coffered ceilings and damask drapes on the piano nobile. Rooms—in pastel colors of pink, yellow, or blue—have comfortable beds and large bathrooms. The terrific restaurant offers local specialties in swank surroundings: when it's warm, you can also enjoy this tasty
fare on a flower-filled terrace.