Continentale

Florence, Italy

At a Glance

  • Lots of accents of pink add a warmth to the hotels otherwise white and cream decor

  • The Continentale has a phenomenal roof terrace - a very stylish place to be seen with amazing views over city

  • A boutique hotel that still manages to squeeze in 3 treatment rooms so be sure to book a massage after a hard days sightseeing

  • Owned by the Ferragamo family the Continentale is a highly stylish boutique accommodation choice

  • La Terrazza is the best place to see Florence with its 360 degree panoramic views

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Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

Florence is an exciting place to visit at any time of the year, and most attractions are open all year round. The best time to visit Florence is in May, early June, late September and October. Days during those months are usually warm, and quite long. July and August are hot and humid with many tourists. Since most Italians leave their hot cities in the summer, many restaurants are closed in Florence.

Winter can get cold, particularly January but it is quiet. Temperatures are more favourable in the spring and autumn months.

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Insider's View

Honeymooners must consider the honeymoon suite - a duplex with a four poster bed and huge windows overlooking the Arno while upstairs there is a big bathroom with double width bath again with amazing river views.

So close to Ponte Vecchio, be sure to wander across the bridge and find yourself emerged in little peaceful side streets.

After exploring Firenze and seeing the sights, find peace and silence in the Contintale’s relaxation room. Take a seat on the couch bed, grab some of the provided watercolor paints or a book and watch the world go by on the Ponte Vecchio.

Get away from the crowds on the Ponte Vecchio below with a cocktail on the rooftop bar with views over the city.

Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Continentale or take a look at our itineraries to Florence

Description

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.

Owned by the Ferragamo family, the Continentale pays homage to the happy-go-lucky feel of the 50s and 60s with bubble-gum pink accents for a totally zeitgeist experience in the middle of the romantic Italian city.

The 43 guest rooms are lovingly appointed with sheer-draped beds, light wood furniture on oak floors and flowing curtains that catch the Tuscan light. The interior designer created oak desks and chairs trimmed with leather and steel to evoke the feeling of a 19th-century steamer trunk. Simple and functional bathrooms gleam in white with Corian sinks elegantly perched on oak bases. Black and white photographs taken by fashion designers such as Pucci and Fabiani in the 50s and 60s in Florence adorn the guest rooms.

La Terrazza is the crowning glory of the Continentale, with spectacular 360 degree views across the Florentine skyline and surrounding hillside, best enjoyed with a drink in hand.

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Accommodation

Continentale has 43 1950s style inspired rooms and suites. The rooms are decorated and furnished in light and airy colors. On the walls are pictures by great Florentine fashion photographers and the furniture has been created by international designers giving each room a special and glamorous feel.

Childcare

Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay at Continentale. Cots and extra beds can be added to some of the room. However, there are no other facilities available for children.

Facilities

Continentale does not have a restaurant, however they will happily recommend and make reservations at the excellent choice of restaurants nearby.

Activities

With its central position on the famous Ponte Vecchio, Continentale is a great location to stay at to explore the wonderful city of Florence. Florence is bursting with art galleries, striking buildings and treasure crammed churches. The hotel will help to arrange any tours you may want to go on and advise you on activities suitable for your preferences to make your stay as enjoyable and as easy as possible.

Reviews

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Sarah Byrne (Staff)

The Continentale is charming with clean lines yet with a feminine flair. Perfect for a girls weekend away.

Offers

Gallery Hotel Art & Continentale - Early Booking Offer

Book 3 nights stay at Gallery Hotel Art or Continentale and receive a complimentary night if booked 14 days in advance for selected dates in July and August and if booked 7 days in advance for selected dates in March, November and December.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.  Please ask to speak to one of our Europe specialists. 
Book from 13 February 2019 to 15 December 2019
Travel from 21 July 2019 to 22 August 2019
17 November 2019 to 26 December 2019
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Experiences

  • Classic Walking Tour of Florence

    Explore the city's most famous landmarks with your private guide who will be able to bring these well known sights to life. Highlights include Cathedral Square and the iconic Duomo, the Accademia Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio.

  • Culinary tour of Florence

    Discover the wonders of Florentine cuisine as you tour the city with your private guide on this culinary tour. Walk around Florence, visiting famous culinary landmarks and stopping for delicious tasters along the way.

  • Florence by boat and on foot

    Discover Florence from a new perspective - aboard a Florentine gondola cruising along the Arno River. After a walking tour of the city's highlights, sit back and relax on the boat as you watch the sun set over the rooftops of Florence.

  • Florence scavenger hunt

    Explore Florence with an exciting scavenger hunt and discover the secrets behind the city. You'll uncover clues as you travel around the city, learning about Florence's interesting past on the way. Find the treasure and reward yourself with gelato!

  • Florentine cuisine masterclass

    Discover the flavors of Florence with an immersive cooking masterclass. Your chef will teach you the secrets of Tuscan cooking as you learn how to prepare a four-course meal. As a reward for all your hard work tuck in to your delicious creations!

  • Gelato making workshop

    Discover the traditional art of gelato making with a workshop in one of Florence's gelaterias. Get creative as you combine fresh ingredients to make your favorite ice cream, with guidance from the experts!

  • Palatine Gallery and Boboli Gardens

    Explore the official residence of the Medici family, and the impressive collection of art housed within the Palatine Gallery. Discover the works of Raphael, Rubens and Titian before marvelling at the beautiful landscaping of the Boboli Gardens.

  • Tour the Uffizi Gallery

    Discover some of the most famous artworks and step back into Renaissance Florence; the epicenter of art and culture. Visiting the Uffizi Gallery is a must do, offering a chance to see the beautiful works of Botticelli and Michelangelo.

Vacation Ideas

  • Highlights of Italy

    Florence, Tuscany & Rome

    from $4700 pp 9 nights

    • Learn about the fascinating history of Italy with guided tours in Florence and Rome
    • Get to grips with local cuisine in a gelato making masterclass
    • Admire the spectacular scenery of Tuscany, where medieval villages are dotted among the rolling hills
  • Highlights of Italy

    Florence, Tuscany & Rome

    from $4700 pp 9 nights

    • Learn about the fascinating history of Italy with guided tours in Florence and Rome
    • Get to grips with local cuisine in a gelato making masterclass
    • Admire the spectacular scenery of Tuscany, where medieval villages are dotted among the rolling hills

Location & directions

Florence, Italy

Continentale is located beside the Arno river at Ponte Vecchio in the heart of Florence.

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Continentale or take a look at our itineraries to Florence

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