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Why Stay At Hotel Regency
Choose Florence's boutique Hotel Regency, a 19th-century manor house on a pocket-size park, for peaceful accommodations in the city center, away from the tourist hordes.
The Regency is an intimate, 35-room boutique hotel with a "home-away-from-home" feel—that is, if you live in a 19th-century townhouse with formal gardens in the heart of Florence. It overlooks a small park in a quiet corner of the city's historic center, a 10-minute stroll northeast of the bustle around the Duomo. Unlike many of the city's best hotels, the Regency evokes a residential feel thanks to complimentary amenities, from in-room Wi-Fi to a breakfast of fresh fruit and Tyrolean yogurt served in the garden. Inside, public spaces are done up with elaborate, patterned carpets and red velvet divans; the sumptuous rooms are tempered with contemporary charms, such as heated towel racks in the Carrara marble bathrooms, while private balconies overlook the park across the street.
The hotel's Relais Le Jardin restaurant is well-known for its take on Tuscan flavors and ingredients. The seasonal menu (ricotta and spinach gnudi dumplings in a truffle sauce; guinea fowl stuffed with pignoli and leeks) is served in the elegant dining room or, when the weather's pleasant, in the intimate garden.
Parking in Florence is expensive—and city law strictly limits driving within the historic center. But the most affordable parking space in town, the underground Piazza Beccaria civic garage, is just four blocks south of the hotel (firenzeparcheggi.it).
Arrive at Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR) which is approximately 9 miles (about 15-20 minutes depending on traffic) from the hotel.Piazza M. D'Azeglio, 3, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Private Garden
- 24-Hour Concierge
- Limousine Transfer Service
- Babysitting Services
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- LCD Satellite TVs
- Individual Climate Controls
- Complimentary Soft Drinks
- Mini Bars
- Electronic Safes
- Working Desks
- Walk-in Closets
- Marble Bathrooms
- Towel Heaters
- Hair Dryers
- Luxury Bathrobes + Slippers
- Bar + Lounge
- In-Room Dining
- Daily buffet breakfast
- Welcome drink upon arrival
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
Where to Shop: The Donnini family have been Florence's premier glove makers since 1919. At their Madova Gloves, you'll pick up butter-soft leather gloves in a kaleidoscope of colors made to fit, well, like a glove.
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Where to Eat: Just a few blocks south of the hotel, near the Sant'Ambrogio market, Ristorante Cibrèo serves refined Tuscan cooking so traditional there isn't even pasta or bistecca fiorentina on the menu.
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Dinner for two $120.
Where to Drink: For a see-and-be-seen lounge along the Arno, try Capocaccia, which serves free canapés, meats, cheese, and pizza during happy hour (7-9:30 p.m.), when chic Florentines come to sip cocktails, then spill into the street along the Arno River.
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Drinks for two $30.
Why Go Now
Through January 22, 2012
"Money & Beauty: Bankers, Botticelli, and the Bonfire of the Vanities"
An artistic study of the social and economic upheavals of the 15th century.
November 11-13 and 19-20, 2011
New Olive Oil Festival
Various venues around town hold tastings and festivities to celebrate the release of the season's first fresh-pressed olive oil.
Palazzo Medici Ricardi, Piazza S. Spirito, and Piazza della Republica.
Through December 31, 2011
Opera at St. Mark's Church
Florence's Anglican church holds intimate recitals of great operas, from La Traviata to La Bohème.
Through May 2012
Tours of the Cappella Maggiore Fresco Restoration
A once-in-a-lifetime chance to climb upon the scaffolding of the Basilica of Santa Croce to see expert restorers clean 630-year-old frescoes by Gothic master Agnolo Gaddi.
Basilica of Santa Croce.