Florence is a city full of history and culture. With striking buildings, formidable galleries and treasure-crammed churches, it’s a city that oozes luxurious elegance. Famous for its rich art history, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance.
Established as the cultural capital of Italy in the fifteenth century, Florence flourished with the arrival of the Renaissance. Since then the city’s legacy has lived on, and Florence is still a hotspot for art and culture to this day – the Uffizi Gallery is one of the world’s most famous galleries, and is one of the oldest in the western world. Despite its relatively small size, Florence is overflowing with art galleries and magnificent architecture, and around every corner there is a new sight to take your breath away. From the Ponte Vecchio to Michelangelo’s David, and many more in between, Florence has an extensive list of must-see sights within its narrow, winding streets. On top of this, a bustling food scene adds to Florence’s charm, and the Mercato Centrale, the city’s oldest food market, is well worth a visit to soak up the atmosphere, and of course for a bite to eat!
Stylish and utterly charming with iconic views onto the Arno and Ponte Vecchio, Hotel Lungarno features Florence’s finest contemporary art collection with over 400 works of art including Cocteau and Picasso.
Hotel Savoy, a Rocco Forte Hotel
Hotel Savoy offers luxury and style in the heart Florence, with the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi and the Duomo all within easy reach. At the Hotel Savoy you will experience the highest standards of cuisine and impeccable service.
Set high on the hills of Fiesole in a converted 15th century villa with breathtaking views across Florence, Il Salviatino is the perfect place to escape the city bustle while still being close enough to dip into Florence's many diversions when you wish.
Portrait Firenze is the newest addition to the Ferragamo empire in Florence and adds another dimension to the Lungarno Collection. Portrait Firenze is a new concept for a hotel with a strong focus on incredibly personalised service and exclusive luxury.
Set in the heart of Florence, Hotel Brunelleschi is located just moments from the famous Cathedral, or Duomo. Many of the luxurious suites on the upper floor offer fantastic views of the city, and the major sights and shopping streets are just steps away.
Overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, the vibrant and dynamic Continentale hotel is the place to be and be seen in Florence. Architect Michele Bonan has created a unique retrospective of Italian fashion and film of the 1950s.
The Place Firenze
The Place Firenze is an elegant boutique hotel situated in the centre of Florence on one of the most renowned piazzas, Santa Maria Novella. The luxurious rooms and rooftop terrace create a peaceful haven to return to after a day exploring the city.
Belmond Villa San Michele
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Belmond Villa San Michele has to be one of the most romantic hotels in the world, with beautiful Italian gardens bursting with fragrant roses, set in a 15th century monastery and offering breathtaking views over Florence and the Tuscan countryside.
Villa Cora offers a haven amidst Florence's undulating hills while being close enough to access the hubbub of the city on foot. A restored Florentine palace with exquisite historical salons & what is claimed to be Florence’s finest ballroom.