Built in the 16th-century for the Genoan soldiers, the Forte San Giorgio has been revived as a refined seaside getaway. The former fortress is situated 500 feet above the sea on Capraia, Italy in the Tuscan archipelago. After a decade-long renovation, its Medieval facade now offers 11 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms throughout the 37,000-square-foot interior. Living spaces are spread throughout five buildings and feature original vaulted ceilings, polished plaster walls adorned with Fresco paintings, and Venetian briccole floors. The heart of the home is the Piazzetta where a kitchen designed in collaboration with Michelin-starred Chef Riccardo De Pra serves the 30-person dining room. Guests can spend their time sipping cocktails on one of four expansive terraces, swilling in the two pools overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, or getting in a round of badminton at the on-site court.
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