You simply can't leave without spending a day in Florence

PEARL OF THE RENAISSANCE, JUST AN HOUR DRIVE FROM FORTE DEI MARMI
   
Villa Roma Imperiale - Forte dei Marmi
 

95 km, an hour on the highway. Leave your car in the parking garage under the Santa Maria Novella railway station. Start from the nearby Piazza di Santa Maria Novella — recently totally renovated — and visit the Church, its cloisters and then stop by the brand-new Museo del 900, focused on the twentieth century.

 

Turn the corner onto Via della Scala and you'll find the historic pharmacy, Antica Farmacia di Santa Maria Novella, full of exclusive body care and perfumery products.

 

After visiting Florence and before going back to your car, enjoy a poolside drink at the new Rooftop Bar of the Grand Hotel Minerva in Piazza Santa Maria Novella. It's called Three-Sixty, named for the breathtaking view it affords.