Best Romantic Winter Getaways

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Sally Gall

Choose your romantic getaway for two, from an intimate, affordable nook up in the trees to a wilderness camp at the very end of the earth.

Channel Old Hollywood Glamour in Seaside Italy

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Amid terraced gardens laced with footpaths and spilling down toward the Mediterranean, opera and film director Franco Zeffirelli created his private refuge: a seaside estate where he would entertain some of the biggest stars of stage and screen. Zeffirelli’s former holiday retreat has since been turned into the 15-room Villa Tre Ville (doubles from $1,450), but some of the director’s own items remain, including the mother-of-pearl bedroom furniture he brought back from Syria. The spacious suites, which have hosted such stars as Maria Callas, Leonard Bernstein, and Elizabeth Taylor, meld original majolica floors with modern lamps and rain showers. From the property’s jetty, a wooden motorboat whisks guests to nearby Amalfi Coast beaches. At dusk limoncello cocktails are served under the vine-draped arbor, a prelude to meals that feel like elaborate dinner parties among friends. Almost everywhere you look, the bay is before you—a backdrop as cinematic as any of Zeffirelli’s movie masterpieces. —Lindsey Olander

Room to Book: The Diaghilev Suite, named for Ballet Russes founder and former guest Sergey Diaghilev and showcasing a tub with gold claw feet.

Pack This: Bonita swimsuit, $148, by Trina Turk, for lounging movie-star-style by the shore.

Don’t Miss: A night out at the family-run Ristorante Donna Rosa (97–99 Via Montepertuso, Positano; 39-089/811-806; dinner for two $100), for house-made pasta dishes such as tagliatelle with truffles.

Best Romantic Winter Getaways

Channel Old Hollywood Glamour in Seaside Italy

Amid terraced gardens laced with footpaths and spilling down toward the Mediterranean, opera and film director Franco Zeffirelli created his private refuge: a seaside estate where he would entertain some of the biggest stars of stage and screen. Zeffirelli’s former holiday retreat has since been turned into the 15-room Villa Tre Ville (doubles from $1,450), but some of the director’s own items remain, including the mother-of-pearl bedroom furniture he brought back from Syria. The spacious suites, which have hosted such stars as Maria Callas, Leonard Bernstein, and Elizabeth Taylor, meld original majolica floors with modern lamps and rain showers. From the property’s jetty, a wooden motorboat whisks guests to nearby Amalfi Coast beaches. At dusk limoncello cocktails are served under the vine-draped arbor, a prelude to meals that feel like elaborate dinner parties among friends. Almost everywhere you look, the bay is before you—a backdrop as cinematic as any of Zeffirelli’s movie masterpieces. —Lindsey Olander

Room to Book: The Diaghilev Suite, named for Ballet Russes founder and former guest Sergey Diaghilev and showcasing a tub with gold claw feet.

Pack This: Bonita swimsuit, $148, by Trina Turk, for lounging movie-star-style by the shore.

Don’t Miss: A night out at the family-run Ristorante Donna Rosa (97–99 Via Montepertuso, Positano; 39-089/811-806; dinner for two $100), for house-made pasta dishes such as tagliatelle with truffles.

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