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