If you really want to treat yourself well, book a night at the five-star Hotel Il Pellicano, a Relais & Chateaux property just outside Porto Ercole. Il Pellicano is truly one of the top 10 resorts in Italy, a place that makes even jaded globe-trotters smile with its luxurious amenities (including a restaurant with two Michelin stars and a state-of-the-art spa), gorgeous tableau (clusters of russet villas cascade down a private valley through panoramic terraces and a swimming pool to a glamorous bathing platform on the Med), inviting common areas, a private beach, and above all, its genuinely warm, friendly staff, who make you feel like this slice of paradise is your home. For such a world-class hotel to feel so unpretentious yet deliver such impeccable hospitality is quite a rare feat in Europe.