Palazzo di Camugliano
A stay at this palatial family residence (it is the home of Marquis Lorenzo Niccolini di Camugliano) offers a taste of aristocratic Florentine life. The grand interiors offer everything you would expect from such a building; elaborate frescoes, intricate stucco work, precious antiques, and family portraits. It's a theme that continues in the 10 bedrooms, all of which have four-poster beds. Bathrooms, however, are up-to-date, and service is discreet and personal. The piece de resistance is the fabulous hanging garden where an excellent breakfast is served in warm weather; it's also a wonderful spot for winding down with a book and a glass of vino after a day's sightseeing.