Packed with artistic treasures, the Hotel Lungarno’s location is a real gem too. On the Arno River’s south bank and metres away from the Ponte Vecchio, Florence hotels really don’t come much more central than this.
The hotel was designed by renowned Florentine architect Michele Bönan, and its overall feel is one of light and airiness. Huge windows ensure that the views and reflections of river, bridge and cityscape dominate most rooms throughout the hotel.
The Lungarno has 59 rooms and 14 suites spread over eight floors. One suite in the hotel’s 13th-century Marsili tower has exposed brick walls and ceiling and a four-poster bed. The Picasso, Cocteau and Bueno suites have floor to ceiling windows and large balconies overlooking the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
One of the most striking elements of the Hotel Lungarno is its contemporary art collection, one of the finest in a city renowned for its art. More than 400 works of art from names including Picasso and Cocteau are hung in the hotel’s living room, the Picteau Lounge Bar, and even in the rooms and suites themselves.
The hotel’s Borgo San Jacopo restaurant serves gourmet cuisine created from traditional home-cooked Tuscan and Italian recipes, and overlooks the River Arno.
Guests at Hotel Lungarno are invited to make use of the facilities at the White Iris Beauty Spa by Daniela Steiner at the Lungarno Hotel Continentale, just across the Ponte Vecchio.
Hotel Lungarno Information
- Location:Florence, 15 mins drive to Florence Airport (FLR).
- Accommodation:59 Rooms and 14 Suites.
- Facilities:Restaurants, lounge bar, fitness centre, White Iris Beauty Spa, wifi.
- Activities:Cycling tours, jogging, shopping, Arno cruise, visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and other city attractions.
- Weather:The warmest months are generally July and August (about 17-31° Celsius) while the coolest months are December and January (about 1-10° Celsius).