Hotel Savoy is a designer's dream ... literally. The contemporary and discreetly quirky interiors are the product of international designer Olga Polizzi, sister of Sir Rocco Forte of the eponymous hotel empire. (No surprise: this property flies under his banner.) Sculptures, curated photography, parquet floors and bathroom mosaics are just a few of the distinctive details you'll find, depending on which room or suite you choose. The house restaurant, L'Incontro, enjoys a convivial location overlooking Piazza della Repubblica, with outdoor dining in season. This is just the beginning of having the city at your doorstep — the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio are a pleasant stroll away.