Grand Hotel Villa Cora, Florence
Florentine's do it in style: food, opulent buildings, gardens and clothing all extravagantly display panache and greatness yet manage, somehow, to retain a class and elegance unbefitting of their scale. The Grand Hotel Villa Cora
, with its sweeping frescoes, ornate parquet and warmest of welcomes is like a microcosm of the city itself and the perfect place to spend a wildly romantic Easter break. On Easter Sunday itself you get the chance to experience a firework-fuelled festival around the Duomo which promises to be as spectacular as, well, everything else in this masterpiece of a place.
Rates: Doubles from £272.