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, with the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio a pleasant stroll away.