Concierge.com's insider take:
Meticulously restored by antiquarian-art dealer owner Anna Maria Coronato, this exclusive 19th-century mansion with manicured gardens is a chic place to tie the knot, or just to live it up. Run more like a private home than a hotel, Villa le Scale is loaded with valuable antiques and art collected on Coronato's travels. Eight unique rooms and suites, each one inspired by a key antique (such as the ornate 17th-century Venetian bookcase frame that leads into the bathroom in the Venetian room) are the ultimate escape for the newly betrothed, and the two-to-one staff-to-guest ratio guarantees a pampered experience. Each room is plushly appointed with fireplaces, museumworthy paintings, and Murano chandeliers, and half have flower-lined terraces. Huge bathrooms are works of art themselves; one has a Turkish bath, two have plunge pools, and yet another features double showers and whirlpool baths. The decadent two-bedroom Garden Suite includes a freestanding tub cut from a single block of stone. There are also hot and cold Kneipp streams in the garden for leg rejuvenation.
Open from Easter through October; a three-day minimum stay is required.