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Villa San Michele, Florence, Italy

True libertines will appreciate the sheer extravagance of Villa San Michele. While it was established as a Franciscan monastery back in the 15th century, the current day Renaissance facade is attributed to Michelangelo, a sign of the monastery's wealth and comfort thanks to the patronage of wealthy Florentine families. 

Now owned by Orient-Express Hotels, the erstwhile monastery is a romantic tribute to the renaissance with beautifully manicured gardens, sumptuous suites and, dare I say it, heavenly views of Florence.

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