Hotel Savoy Reopens to Showcase Polizzi and Pucci Designs

Following a six-month renovation, the Hotel Savoy on Florence's bustling Piazza della Repubblica reopens, debuting designs by Pucci and Olga Polizzi.

Finding Refuge in Florence: A Hotel Update

A successful trip to Florence now requires a strategy. One solution is to stay 25 minutes away at the Belmond or Il Salviatino in Fiesole.

Letter From the Editor: August 2017

Mr. Harper revisits a favorite property in Rome, Hotel Eden, after its recent refurbishment and discovers three boutique hotels in Palm Beach.

5 Favorite Inspiring Art Destinations

Here, we take a closer look at five inspiring destinations worldwide with histories steeped in art and literature.

Inspiring Art Destinations: Florence, Italy

The art and innovation that flourished in Florence during the 15th century sparked the Italian Renaissance, and exploring it is a must.

City Guide: Florence

Enjoy this travel guide to Florence with tips, recommendations and ideas for where to eat, stay and shop in this enticing Italian city.

Town and Country: Travel Guide to Florence and Tuscany, Italy

One of Europe's classic city-country combinations can be found in the heart of Italy. Florence and Tuscany, celebrated in countless films and novels, remain as alluring as ever.

Great Gelato in Florence

Our editor-in-chief points out a fantastic spot for gelato - and even recommends a favorite flavor! - in Italy's "citta bella."

Florence Video

A video of the hotel and restaurant we discovered in Florence, Italy as reviewed in the December 2014 issue of the Hideaway Report.

Florence Trattorias and Restaurants

I read my list of restaurants to a Florentine friend, who paused and said, "Buono. But you have missed Cammillo Trattoria."

Portrait Firenze: New Florence Hotel by Ferragamo

The 34-suite Portrait Firenze is located on the Arno River just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio. Owned by the Ferragamo family, it is a contemporary boutique hotel of distinction.

Cold Weather Cocktail Series: Artichoke Negroni

We're pleased to share a new negroni recipe that is perfect for the onset of fall from Belmond Villa San Michele.

From My Notebook, August 2014

I fell in love with Cape Town one spring when I rented a house in the residential district of Constantia. I never grew tired of the view of Table Mountain, and I don’t think I saw a cloud for a month. The Royal Portfolio, which contains some of my favorite South African hotels, now offers a spectacular penthouse apartment, “The One Above,” in the V&A Waterfront.

Featured Auctions: Grand Hotel Timeo, Hotel Caruso, Villa San Michele

Grand Hotel Timeo, Hotel Caruso, Villa San Michele

Hideaway of the Year - Il Salviatino, Florence, Italy

Just four miles from the center of Florence and set amid 12 acres of formal gardens on a lane leading up to the exquisite hill town of Fiesole, Il Salviatino occupies an historic villa that enjoyed a heyday during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Andrew Harper's Notebook: Il Salviatino, Fiesole

Four miles from the center of Florence, Il Salviatino is set among 12 acres of gardens on a winding lane that leads up to the leads up to the lovely hill town of Fiesole.

Notable September Events

Notable September Events

Caravaggio Comes to Florence

Although Caravaggio spent much of his controversial career in Rome, his dramatic paintings influenced many important Florentine artists and collectors as well.