Rooms dressed in richly colored fabrics and antique-style furniture remain faithful to the premises'19th-century origins as a private mansion. Meanwhile, the noise and crowds of Florence seem far from this stylish retreat in a residential district near the Sinagoga, though you're not more than 10 minutes from the Accademia and Michelangelo's David. Across the street is Piazza d'Azeglio, a small public park that somehow evokes 19th-century middle Europe. The restaurant
here is equally sophisticated.