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    Lake Garda, Italy

    Less a hotel than a mini castle, Villa Feltrinelli comes with acres of lakeside lawns dotted with lemon trees, frescoes on the ceiling and many more lavish touches. Once the summer retreat of a wealthy Italian family in the 1800s, then home to Mussolini during his incarceration in WWII and now transformed by legendary hotelier Bob Burns, the villa has 21 luxurious suites. Swim in the pool, play croquet or go sailing on the lake. Service is spot on and so is the food – young Michelin-starred chef Stefano Baiocco trained under Ferran Adria at El Bulli. Doubles from US$1,280; villafeltrinelli.com

    Villa Feltrinelli’s chic interiors and view over Lake Garda (left)

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