Above: Two-level outdoor pool filled with thermal spring water overlooking unspoiled Tuscan countryside, Castello di Velona, Italy

Each year, we enjoy looking back on certain hotel amenities that we especially enjoyed over the course of the previous 12 months. Sometimes, a single element — a spa, a beach, a particular service — can elevate a hotel from excellent to unforgettable. In 2021, we felt more than usually grateful to be able to experience such pleasures.

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Above: Two-level outdoor pool filled with thermal spring water overlooking unspoiled Tuscan countryside, Castello di Velona, Italy

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