Near the Ponte Vechio, Uffizi Gallery, and Accademia, The St. Regis Florence has neighbors of a pretty noble pedigree. Popular with affluent wanderers since the 18th century, the St. Regis Florence knows how to make guests right at home - that is, if home is a Tuscan palace.
100 rooms and suites mean lots of room for all comers, and opulent period décor means a 100% smile ratio upon putting bags down in your temporary digs. Chandeliers and antiques channel the past, while high speed Internet and LCD TV offer access to the modern world. Rooms also offer thoughtful touches like local jogging maps, and bespoke bath amenities.
Contact the Concierge to take you out on a shopping tour of the highly addictive local boutiques. After, wind down from retail therapy with a wine tasting or cooking class - cathartic and indulgent all at once.
Of course, you could just keep your drinking and dining simple, and visit one of a handful of eateries. Breakfast is best enjoyed at the cozy Winter Garden Balcony, where croissants, jams, espresso, and salami are plentiful.
For dinner, InCanto spares no expense with its views, décor, or authentic Tuscan cuisine. Aside from drinking from the Arno itself, this is the most comprehensive way of tasting the heart of Florence.