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was more than happy to remodel a spare bathroom in Sophia Loren's suite into a kitchen so that she could whip up nightly dinners for her husband, Carlo Ponti. The vivacious actress made no secret of her love of la cucina italiana, famously declaring, "Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti."
Italy is known as a bastion of the luxurious life, which is surely one of the many reasons the country so popular for honeymoons. Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly spent theirs in Rome at the Hassler Roma
. Perched at the summit of the Spanish Steps, this hotel continues to rank among the world's most romantic, especially with its close proximity to the International Wine Academy of Roma, located next door. Meanwhile, an original power couple, Sir Lawrence Olivier and Vivian Leigh, honeymooned at Portofino's Art Nouveau Grand Hotel Miramare
. Its location on the illustrious Italian Riviera continues to offer the ultimate in glamorous dining, shopping and sightseeing.
High-profile special events require more preparation than most, so many starlets turn to hotels to help plan extraordinary parties, announcements and weddings. When supermodel Iman and rockstar David Bowie tied the knot, they invited their friends and family to Villa La Massa
outside of Florence. Set in a Renaissance-era complex built for the Medici family, the hotel offers an ideal alternative for travelers looking for proximity to Florence while retaining a sense of privacy.