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Low-key, sophisticated style complements the historic surroundings of the Abetone ski resort.
Less than two hours from Florence (or 15 minutes by helicopter, if you prefer to make a grand entrance), Abetone ski resort dates back to the 1930s. It is located between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, and while it may be low-key, it offers a sophisticated retreat at the Val di Luce Spa Resort. Rustic and chic, this lodging surprises with its urbane décor and eye-catching glass pyramid, which houses the swimming pool — ideal for stargazing.
All of the guest rooms are clad in a soothing dove gray and feature tasteful country accents and balconies (in most) for a breath of fresh mountain air. The gorgeous white-on-white dining room feels like a winter fairyland; the menu focuses on Tuscan cuisine and a Champagne cellar offers added indulgence. The full spa and wellness center is especially pretty with its muted winter tones, and boasts an alpine sauna, steam baths and indulgent massages. For skiers, there are more than 20 lifts, dozens of excellent runs, plenty of beginner slopes and multilingual ski schools — many within easy walking distance.