For the final stop, travel to Forte dei Marmi, one of Tuscany’s chicest coastal resorts, and stay at the elegant Hotel Byron for two nights. Seek tranquility from villas hidden behind high walls and set within verdant gardens. Visit the poolside Michelin-starred restaurant La Magnolia, run by Cristoforo Trapani, to experience wholesome, local Tuscan flavours. For explorers, a boat trip around Cinque Terre is the perfect way to soak up the beautiful and steep coastal villages. A short distance from the sea, visit Carrara and the Apuan Alps, famous for its white marble and quarries.