HOTEL LUNGARNO, ITALY
What is it? Created by the five children of Salvatore Ferragamo, the Italian shoe designer who shod countless Hollywood stars, this charming Florentian hotel pays tribute to the celebrated creator’s style. What’s so fab? This gorgeous hotel, set in a centuries-old house, has a medieval tower and walls hung with the work of celebrated 20th-century artists, including Picasso and Jean Cocteau. What about rooms? Most of the 69 cosy rooms decked out with antique fixtures and furnishings have views over Florence’s river Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. What else should I know? Borgo San Jacopo restaurant serves sapid local delights, whilst the city’s main sights are within easy reach. How much? Deluxe rooms from Dh1,146 a night, www.lungarnocollection.com.