On the edge of Lake Iseo, less than an hour's drive from Milan, L'Albereta Relais & Chateaux is a fabulous five-star base from to explore the Italian Lakes – stylish, with stunning views and top-notch facilities and service.
With their locally sourced dishes, including a kids' menu, the restaurant and bistro are classed as one of the best places to dine in the area. The staff's exemplary knowledge of local wines, and the opportunity for wine tasting, will help you get into the true spirit of relaxation.
When you're not having a gastronomic revelation, try out the spa, play tennis, join a yoga class or explore the on-site sculpture park. The kids will be having fun – there's a kids' club for ages 3+, with the option of full- and half-day sessions. Younger kids can join in the sessions but have to be supervised by a parent.
When it's time to retreat to bed, the rooms are chic but comfortable. Best suited to families are the Contadi Tower Suites, with two bedrooms over two floors. This is also a dog-friendly option.