Villa La Massa, Florence, Italy
Stylish, steeped in history, with top-notch gastronomy… that's Villa La Massa to a 'T'. Edging into boutique territory, its 41 accommodation options include the 16th-century, seven-bedroom Villino's Renaissance-style Arno Presidential Suite and glamorous Parco Suite (the Villino can also be booked exclusively).
The location is among Italy's most desirable – overlooking the Arno River and Chianti Valley, just a hotel shuttle or bike-ride from the city. It's also fab for families, with 22 acres of parkland, a heated pool, and heaps of activities.