Honeymoon hotspots, Florence
Since Mr & Mrs Smith is all about romantic getaways for couples, we know a thing or two about honeymoon hotels with style and substance. Idyllic beach retreats that offer the tropical-fantasy honeymoon package, luxury safari lodges, Venetian palazzos, Californian wine estates – whatever your dream honeymoon destination, you'll find inspiration below.
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Seductive and unforgettable, set high in the hills above Florence, Il Salviatino has all the atmosphere you’d expect from a lavish 15th-century palazzo turned boutique hotel. None of its rooms disappoint, but the spectactular Affresco Suite is the kind of place you can imagine silver-screen villains and vixens padding around in silken robes, admiring the 19th-century Bruschi frescoes from the vast chesterfield, and luxuriating in the remarkable carved sarcophagus bath tub.
Head up to leafy Fiesole and look down across the entire town from Il Salviatino. Gaze across those iconic terracotta-tiled rooftops and the Duomo itself below while you dine at its La Terrazza restaurant (+39 055 904 1111). Or just appreciate the views over the Italian gardens and the green green hills of Fiesole from the bedrooms at this magnificent hotel.
Start your artsy adventure with three nights in Florence, the city at the heart of the Italian Renaissance, home to the likes of Da Vinci and Brunelleschi and their contemporaries. Make the fresco-filled Villa Cora your palazzo for your stay; a love letter written in art and architecture, the late-19th-century mansion just south of the river feels just as decadent and opulent as it did when a baron first built it for his baroness.
Worth getting out of bed for
– Wander the museum-filled halls of the Pitti Palace
– Take a private tour of the Uffizi Gallery
– Go on an architecture-themed walking tour of the city