Could someone explain the details of the hotel star system in Italy. I found an explanation of them once, but can't seem to find in again. I know it is somewhat different than other European countries. I know that the number of stars explains what facilities and amenities a hotel has (a/c, desk open 24 hrs., showers/baths, etc.). I have heard that either the government or Italian tourism sets these, but I can't find the regs on the net. Thanks in advance.