Borgo S. Jacopo, 14, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
| +39 055 27261
Photo courtesy of Hotel Lungarno
Hotel LungarnoSomewhere between a luxury yacht and a royal residence, the Hotel Lungarno seems like the sort of place where Audrey Hepburn’s Princess Ann, of Roman Holiday, would have felt right at home. A 16th-century private residence on the southern banks of the Arno, next to the iconic Ponte Vecchio, the hotel was the first entry into the Ferragamo family’s Lungarno hotel collection, lovingly restored by renowned Florentine architect/designer Michele Bönan. With rich navy carpets, stained-wood furnishings, crisp white linens, and as many large, river-facing windows as he could get away with. It comes as no surprise, either, that the house restaurant is considered among the best in the city. Even if the food and the atmosphere weren’t top-notch (and they are), the sunset views of the city lights reflected in the river would be worth it.
AFAR Local Expert
about 5 years ago
Riverside in Firenze Just off Ponte Vecchio
I started my Tuscan vacation with a villa in the heart of the rolling, green hills. I ended it with a stay at the beautiful riverside Hotel Lungarno. Really, no way I could complain! The Lungarno is very close to Ponte Vecchio on a small side street with views of the river and historic Firenze from every area of the lobby, bar and breakfast room. It's a serene property with my favorites, Acqua Panna and S. Pellegrino, available every morning alongside an extensive buffet breakfast and made-to-order coffee in any style you prefer. Healthy options such as fruit and granola were always laid out but more standard fair was also available by placing an order. Though my room was a touch on the small side, not unusual for anywhere in Europe, it was well appointed and felt oh-so-comfortable after long days shopping and sightseeing in the city. The best part was how convenient it was to everything I wanted to see!