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Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort

Siena, Tuscany, Italy

The former home of the 17th-century Grand Duke Ferdinando I de' Medici creates a sumptuous setting for rest and rejuvenation. There are 78 rooms and suites blending a Renaissance aura with present-day comforts; the elegant restaurant serves meticulously prepared Tuscan cuisine; and outdoor pleasures include visits to nearby vineyards. The resort indulges guests with seven pools—its newest is filled with fresh water for summertime swims—and wellness, holistic, and beauty centers. Spa treatments, such as the purifying thermal bath and honey-based facials, incorporate Oriental and Mediterranean techniques.