Villa San Michele Italy
Comprehensive childcare doesn't have to mean a compromise on style. High on a hillside above Florence, the Villa San Michele couldn't be more appealing for grown-ups. Rooms are indulgent in a classically Italian way, while the Loggia Restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine. But from May, parents will also be able to relax in the knowledge that the new "Smile Club" will be on hand to entertain their children, offering pizza-making, Italian lessons and Florentine crafts in a former chapel on the grounds.
Villa San Michele, Via Doccia 4, Fiesole, Italy (00 39 055 567 8200; villasanmichele.com). Family rooms from €543, B&B.