Take to the terrace for an aperitivo at hip
historic villa Il Salviatino, perched on a leafy hillside overlooking Florence.
If the ravishing vistas of the Duomo and city below don't wow you, the
sculpture-dotted gardens and lavish interiors of this 45-room Italian idyll
will. Graceful boudoirs boast frescoes and classic oil-paintings, but are
brought bant up to date by modern furniture and high-tech touches, such as
flatscreen TVs hidden behind mirrors. Choose between formal dining indoors at
Le Serre or mellow alfresco feasting at La Terrazza, with reinvented trad
Tuscan fare up for grabs. There's a spa and twin-tiered infinity pool, or
venture into town, where the hotel's canny concierges can arrange one-off
experiences such as visits to skilled craftsmen to have bespoke shoes or suits
made to measure.