Vibe: A contemporary gastro-hideaway with breathtaking views and a minimalist style.

Setting: Surrounded by olive trees and vineyards in a lesser-visited corner of Tuscany, a short drive from gorgeous Lucca (there’s a free twice-daily shuttle bus into town).

Why parents love it: This is Tuscany without the tourists, but you’re only half an hour from Pisa and 45 minutes from Florence, so exploring is simple. And the food is rated some of the best in Italy by The New York Times.

Why kids love it: They won’t get bored: beach, city and mountain are all a short drive away. Plus, the hotel’s gourmet delights include a tailored children’s menu encompassing the likes of homemade pasta and gelato. Insider tip: Visit the Versilia Riviera, where you’ll find bustling beaches and seafront cafés that are perfect for people-watching.

Find out more: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 5 nights for the price of 4; from £107 per room per night. Book through i-escape to get a bottle of olive oil made on the estate and a room upgrade if available upon arrival.