Stay in this spectacular cliffside villa on an island off the coast of Tuscany

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If you’re looking to upgrade your post-pandemic getaway, there are some stunning accommodation options to choose from. Take this cute French cottage, for example, that was once the home of Julia Child. Or if you’re looking for something more adventurous, how about a night or two on this plane hovering in the Costa Rican jungle?

But when it comes to sheer goddamn luxury, this hilltop Italian fortress is hard to beat. The 16th-century Forte San Giorgio on the Tuscan island of Capraia has just been renovated and is now taking bookings. you can stay in 11-bedroom, 10-bathroom property and luxuriate among ancient columns and vaulted ceilings – or simply gaze out over the stunning blue ocean.

The building is listed as a National Monument of Architectural and Artistic Merit and the restoration took a decade. If you prefer to spend time indoors, there is an elegant lounge area decorated with traditional frescoes and oak floors. The villa also features a games room, bar and cinema, as well as a kitchen designed by celebrity chef Riccardo De Pra.

Photo: TheThinkingTraveler.com

Tuscany
Photo: TheThinkingTraveler.com

Tuscany
Photo: TheThinkingTraveler.com

Given the harsh Italian sun, you’ll probably want to get outside. Luckily, there are two manicured gardens, two pools, two alfresco dining areas, and another bar area — making enjoying the Campari splash that little bit easier.

Not surprisingly, the Forte San Giorgio has a proud price. Weekly rates for Forte San Giorgio start from £16,005 ($21,061) and can reach £46,123 ($60,692) in high season. You can find out more about the accommodation and book here.

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