The emphasis is on luxury and relaxation at this central Florence hotel. Getting there is easy as it’s located just 1km from Santa Maria Novella station, and a 15-minute drive from Florence International Airport. Many of Florence’s artistic highpoints, including the Uffizi Gallery, the Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio, are within walking distance of the hotel.
The prestigious Ugolino Golf Club is 13km from the hotel.
The 171 guest rooms and suites are as you’d expect at a sumptuous 5-star hotel such as this. With specially designed beds for a good night’s sleep, period styling, fine fabrics and antiques throughout, the rooms are all typically Florentine. Some offer views of the Arno River below, and some provide private terraces from which to drink in the views. The grandest rooms of all, ornate to the highest degree, provide separate living areas and a host of exclusive features such as original oil paintings.
There’s so much to see and do that it may be wise to plan ahead. A wander around the streets will take you to many of the city’s famed galleries and cultural attractions, from the Basilica of Santa Croce to the Giardino dei Boboli, but it’s also worth exploring further afield, as Bologna, Pisa and the Chianti wine region are all a short hop away.
For an unforgettable dining experience, head skyward to SESTO, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, which serves lunch and dinner and is made almost entirely from glass. There you can enjoy contemporary Mediterranean cuisine from a menu conceived by executive chef Entiana Osmenzeza as you soak up breathtaking views of Florence in all its glory – washed down with your choice from the 300-bottle wine list or an expertly mixed cocktail.
Piazza Ognissanti 350123 FlorenceItaly