A rock'n'roll past. A picturesque Tuscan setting. Serious foodie credentials. Yup, Hotel Castello Di Casole ticks all our honeymoon boxes.

An hour's drive south of Florence, the 4,200-acre estate was once owned by Italian nobility and, in the 1960s, by film director Luchino Visconti, who hosted parties for the likes of Sophia Loren.

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Now, Timbers Resorts has converted it into a five-star boutique hotel and über-stylish villas.

It's a perfect mix of rustic Tuscan charm, US-grade luxury and privacy balanced with the buzz of staying on a working estate with vineyards and kitchen gardens.

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Start your day with yoga in the 13th-century church before exploring the nearby medieval town of San Gimignano and the fortress of Monteriggioni.

You won't go hungry with fine dining at Tosca, an all-day pizzeria, Visconti cocktail bar and a gelateria.

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WOW FACTOR: Truffle-hunting with hounds, followed by spinach ravioli in a black truffle and pecorino cheese fondue.

FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours.

GO: Double rooms cost from £542, B&B www.castellodicasole.com while Cityjet www.cityjet.com return flights start at £400.