With its waterfront setting, old-school grandeur and the chance of bumping into local resident George Clooney, this hotel couldn't sound any more appealing.

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An hour's drive north of Milan, it has been run by the same family for the past 40 years and is ideal for a mini-moon getaway: think modern interiors sitting alongside art nouveau architecture.

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Most sought after are the waterside rooms with their own balconies - breathtaking views of the lake guaranteed. Alternatively, head to the glass-fronted T Spa (try the ESPA Grand Detox) where the views are even better. Or grab a lounger on T Beach, the hotel's own lakeside stretch of sand. If you're feeling adventurous, take a dip in its famous floating pool (submerged in the lake, its temperature peaks at a chilly 15°C), or take a tour in a vintage '60s 'water limo' (a Venetian period motor boat). Dock at Bellagio, a village famed for its ancient buildings and gelato.

WOW FACTOR: Book a rooftop suite with an outdoor Jacuzzi for a night of stargazing, personalised chocs included.

GO: A double room costs from £316 per night, B&B; www.grandhoteltremezzo.com

FLIGHT TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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