When people arrive in Florence, they are completely fascinated by the beauty and magnificence of this timeless city. The greatest Architect Le Corbusier declared: “Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.“ Walking and admiring the beautiful building from centuries ago, we can confirm the beautiful mind of this Genius. Piazza della Repubblica, one of the most marvellous palaces in Florence, hosts the prestigious and charming Hotel Savoy.
A luxury five stars hotel, part of Rocco Forte Hotels and magistrally managed by General Manager Giancarlo Rizzi, it is a hotel full of history: It was inaugurated in 1893 and hailed in the chronicles as one of the most modern and luxurious hotels of that period, considering more than one century ago, it had central heating, an elevator and electric lights.
At the end of the 19th century, Florence became the capital of Italy. Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, today Piazza della Repubblica, immediately became a fashionable and middle-class city centre. It was built on the old market square, the city’s first and most important location, at the crossroads of the two principal streets, Cardo and Decumanus, both coming from the main gate of Florence.
Today Hotel Savoy puts you right in the heart of things. The Column of Abundance, which marks the city’s centre, sits directly opposite. This setting suffuses the Savoy, between the Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Uffizi Gallery and the charming Ponte Vecchio, a few steps away from the main artistic attractions and the fashion district in Via de Tornabuoni, the most elegant street” in Florence since the Renaissance, the characterized by the best high fashion and jewellery designers.
The exclusive furniture signed by the great fashion designer Emilio Pucci gave the Hall of the Hotel a delicate “dash of class and uniqueness”. Rooms are comfortable and concept with the feeling of “think to be at home”. A wide range lets people choose the best space for their stays in Florence. In fact, the Hotel offers 79 bedrooms, including 29 suites. 152 sqm Duomo Presidential Suite, 4 Grand View Suites and 29 Junior and Junior Deluxe and Deluxe Suite. Many bedrooms have views of the Piazza or the nearby Duomo.
All guests had at complete disposal the elegantly decorated and expertly equipped 24-hour accessible fitness centre of Hotel Savoy features a fleet of state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, including cardiovascular, weight and resistance machines, and an airy studio.
The Hotel hosts a Spa Suite on the 5th floor in partnership with Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella. Located on the 5th floor of the Hotel, with breathtaking views over the city, the Spa offers a “wellness retreat” where guests can relax and indulge in treatments using the world-famous products of the celebrated centuries-old Pharmacy.
Impossible to miss the gourmet experience at the Florentine Irene Bistro, a pure celebration of Italian cuisine that brings to the heart of Florence the authentic dishes of celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini. Irene’s dining room with his outdoor terrace on Piazza della Repubblica has been redesigned in collaboration with the fashion brand Emilio Pucci – reflecting the glamorous and inviting style of the Hotel Savoy, enjoying the typical Florentine atmosphere.
Irene is inspired by a 50’s retro-chic bistro-style, highlighted by vintage features and textures from the patterned upholstery to typical yellow paper table cloths. Impressive colourful, hanging light shades decorate the high-ceilinged space overlooking the Piazza.
Renaissance, History, Culture, and much more, discovering the enchanted City of “De’ Medici”. A beautiful place in complete harmony with the world. The perfect place for your stay in Florence? Nothing better than the exclusive hospitality experience at Savoy Hotel.
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Article edit by Massimo Basile
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