For a holiday in Florence with finesse, you can't beat the Hotel Savoy (part of the luxurious family of Rocco Forte hotels). It sits opposite the city's central point, the optimistic-sounding Column of Abundance on the magnificent Piazza Della Repubblica.
Part classic European elegance and part contemporary clean lines and subtle colours, the Hotel Savoy combines the best of the past and the present to offer up a truly luxurious stay.
Many of this gorgeous hotel's 88 rooms and 14 suites have views over the famous Duomo or the piazza, where cafes have buzzed with authors and artists for hundreds of years.
Newly decorated by Olga Polizzi, all illustrious 80 rooms showcase contemporary Italian style with parquet floors, marble and mosaics. There are several unique suites to choose from, all with views of The Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral.
Irene, the hotel's Florentine bistro has a strong seasonal menu and showcases local wines – its soft green palette echoes the feeling of dining al fresco, nears the fields and forests of Tuscany.
Book a suite here and you'll be treated like royalty, with free bag packing, a valet and pressing service, as well as a pillow and linen menu and perfume from luxurious Florentine perfumer Lorenzi Villoresi.
Florence's Duomo (cathedral) is one of its most recognised sites in a city bursting with art and architecture. Completed in 1436 the dome is the largest brick one ever constructed. It's the perfect spot to start your Florentine adventure.
Piazza Della Repubblica 7
Florence - Italy
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