World's Sexiest Resorts

by Mark Ellwood


Where: Villa San Michele, Fiesole, Italy

Ideal for: Uptight Brits and their would-be suitors (well, it worked for Julian Sands and Helena Bonham Carter).

Sexiest detail: Swoony, Renaissance-packed views.

The lure: No wonder they called it A Room With a View. This 15th-century monastery turned ultraluxe hotel—a favorite of Brigitte Bardot, Madonna, and Julia Roberts—has jaw-dropping views of Italy's most heart-stopping skyline thanks to its unbeatable perch on a hill just outside Florence. To best appreciate the Renaissance beauty of the city spread out in the valley, book one of the suites in the Limonaia, so called because it's where the monks used to store their lemons in wintertime.

Sexiness factor: As breathtaking as a newly discovered nude by Raphael.

Villa San Michele
Tel: 800 237 1236
Doubles from $1,060

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