BORGO SANTO PIETRO - Florence, Italy
There’s something special about spending summers in Italy. It’s a feeling that’s hard to put into words, albeit one that’s been captured quite perfectly by Borgo Santo Pietro, a restored 13th-century villa in Florence. An architectural marvel, the villa’s essence has been kept intact without sacrificing modern luxuries. Rooms feature hand-picked antiques, open fireplaces, bespoke hand-carved beds and glorious views. As for outdoors, expect genteel furnishings, tranquil grounds punctuated by cypress trees and stone fountains, and fabulous food and wine at Meo Modo.
Smith Extra: A bottle of spumante classic method from a vineyard in Trentino; and guests' choice of an assortment of hand-made chocolates made by the in-house pastry chef Diego Poli, or a selection of canapés by celebrated chef Andrea Mattei, in your room on arrival.