Far­away, SO CLOSE

Lux­ury is a ho­tel fit for an em­press, a pic­turesque villa of lush green­ery, and an ex­otic hot-air bal­loon voy­age. By Sharmita Summugam.

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VILLA SAN MICHELE Rus­tic Florence sets hearts rac­ing and never fails to charm any­one and d ev­ery­one who vis­its this phenom­e­nal city of rich Ital­ian marvels. Im­merse merse yourself in this bu­colic Floren­tine es­cape with a few nights at the re­splen­dent plen­dent Villa San Michele, which was once a monastery. A re­fresh­ing cock­tail l or two un­der its tall, shady trees will soon have you singing the praises of la dolce vita. www.vil­lasan­michele.com AMAN AT SUM­MER PALACE Ex­pe­ri­ence China in all its im­pe­rial glory. Orig­i­nally dwellings for hon­oured guests of Em­press Dowa­ger Cixi of the Qing dy­nasty, Aman at Sum­mer Palace is roy­ally po­si­tioned in one of the seven an­cient cap­i­tals, a stone’s throw away from the East Gate of the Sum­mer Palace in Hangzhou. www.aman­re­sorts. com/amanat­sum­mer­palace Swim­suit, Chanel

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Aman at Sum­mer Palace

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Villa San Michele

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