Beach in reach, Italy
Delve into Smith’s collection of luxury villas, boutique hotels and restorative resorts in enchanting Italy: our guides to city breaks in Milan, lazy Tuscan summers and princely Puglian holidays will help you plan a perfetto getaway. Head north for palazzi and waterways in Venice, Florence’s Renaissance treasures and Modena’s Unesco-protected past, and down south for Naples’ olive groves and Sicilian lemonade.
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Perched on the sublime clifftops of Sorrento, and built on the ruins of a Roman villa, Bellevue Syrene is a baroque, candy-coloured confection of a hotel, with knockout views of Vesuvius and the sun-sparkled Bay of Naples. The sexiest spot in the hotel has to be the Roccia Suite, an undergound seduction chamber with rough rocky walls, atmospheric arches, beautiful parquet and a billowy-draped four-poster set beside a private hydrotherapy pool. Prepare to have you socks knocked off…