A Weekend at the St. Regis Florence
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At the beginning of December 2023, I stayed at the stunning St. Regis in Florence while attending a three-day philanthropic event celebrating sacred music composed during the time of the Medici. The location was perfect, allowing us to walk less than fifteen minutes to almost any of the major sites, and the interior decor, including the gorgeous frescoes, made coming back to our room just as much of a cultural experience! I certainly plan to stay here again and highly recommend it to my clients.
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The St. Regis Florence
A longtime favorite for its richly-dressed rooms, Arno River views, wraparound garden terrace and central location 10 minutes from all the sights.
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Centrally located along the northern bank of the Arno, the St. Regis Florence occupies a historical building designed by Brunelleschi and oozes the rich history typical of the city. The hotel is a quick ride from the train station and they offer valet parking at a secure offsite garage for those who prefer the scenic drive from Rome, Milan or Bologna. We were able to walk easily to all but one of our events, and the hotel kindly arranged a car for us when we were attending a black-tie event at the Pitti Palace.
The rooms were beautifully appointed, with our room offering both a small seating area by the full-length windows overlooking the river and a small dressing room, which was ideal as a couple when getting ready. We ate several meals at the hotel, including the breakfast served on the first floor overlooking the main restaurant and bar, and the food lived up to expectations. One item of note, the kitchen closes at 11 pm and only serves a limited menu thereafter.
Per usual, the St. Regis staff were kind and attentive. Not only did the arrange for our late. check-out, but they also streamlined our arrival given we did not have long to check-in, change, and depart for our first social obligation. We didn't have time to experience the afternoon tea service offered, but cannot wait to try it when we next return!
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The St. Regis Florence offers a quiet home base from which to explore the sights and sounds of the city, and I recommend the property to my clients looking for a romantic getaway or a cultural exploration of Florence. Reach out and allow me to help you experience the historical beauty of a weekend in Florence, Italy!
This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Florence. In need of further inspiration? Check out Nicola Mancini’s guide, Discover Florence like a local.
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