Our first trip to Italy was always going to be special, for I intended to propose to my girlfriend once I'd found that "perfect" place. Well, as soon as we arrived at Villa Armena I knew that this was it. And so will you, for if there is a more perfect location high up in the hills of Tuscany, with such stunning accommodation, and incredibly friendly hosts, I'd be very surprised. The family that run this sensational hotel have transformed a very ancient site into a very modern yet extremely comfortable place to stay, there is a great restaurant and a fantastic wine cellar too. We were lucky enough to be offered the suite which was just fabulous- huge, with a large bath for two, separate sitting area, free wi-fi, and an HD TV which I was pleasantly surprised to find had Sky News. We did indeed get engaged at sunset in a little grotto area down by the pool, with the lights of Siena twinkling in the distance.....perfect. When we told our hosts they seemed genuinely happy for us, and they presented us with delicious Prosecco, to which the whole family toasted to our future. Such a lovely warm touch, and this was typical of the entire time we stayed there. Villa Armena has only been open since 2012, and we feel like we were lucky enough to see it before it gets booked up forever! Thank you Eduardo, Elena and Laura for making everything so special.