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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gallery Hotel Art
Gallery Hotel Art is one of the four hotels in the Lungarno Collection owned by the Ferragamo family. It has a fabulous location just off the Ponte Vecchio and within very easy walking distance to all of Florence's wonderful sights, shops and restaurants.
Ultimate Italian Cities
Venice, Florence & Rome
Dive into three glorious cities, taking in the iconic sites of Venice, Florence and Rome. Staying in unrivalled luxury, you'll enjoy world-class art, breathtaking architecture and profound ancient history on this tour of Italy. You'll be spoilt with expert guides, unprecedented service and delicious cuisine.
GBP £8,600 pp
Perfect Pairings: Florence & Rural Tuscany
Bespoke private experiences and sublime boutique retreats showcase Italy's beauty on this indulgent tour. Revel in the glorious beauty and culinary delights of Florence with your personal Michelin-starred chef cooking session. Immerse yourself in the idyllic Tuscan countryside with exclusive vintage wine tastings and truffle hunting.
GBP £8,700 pp
City Sojourns: Hidden Florence
Indulge in a quintessentially Italian experience with a 5-day luxury escape to Florence. Immerse yourself in Renaissance art at the Uffizi Galleries, explore Chianti's wine country, and learn the ancient art of fresco painting. Conclude each day with unique experiences, from wine buchette tours to a home-hosted dinner with a Florentine family.
GBP £2,700 pp