What We Love
- Fantastic location on the Arno River, steps from the Ponte Vecchio
- Beautiful rooms, many with river views and glimpses of the Duomo
- The 400 artworks on display, including pieces by Picasso and Cocteau. In-room iPads feature a guide you can use to give yourself a tour
- Having an al fresco espresso in the breakfast area
What To Know
- Ask for one of the 40 rooms with river views
- There’s no gym or spa but you can borrow a bike
- Book in advance to snag a coveted terrace table at the Borgo San Jacopo restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Ferragamo means shoes, but in Italy it also means hotels—the family owns a handful of luxury spots that are as covetable as their stilettos. A refurbishment in 2017 means everything at the Lungarno is shiny and bright, but the navel theme designed by Michele Bonan sticks to blues and whites and dark wood paneling, which creates the impression that you’re sailing down the Arno on a (fabulously chic) boat. Its riverside perch means not only proximity to the top sightseeing spots and unbeatable views, but fresh air in a city that’s got more than its fair share of smog. Rooms are smart and kitted out with espresso makers and Bose speakers, but you might end up spending more time in the public areas, either checking out the museum-worthy art collection, having a “Venice mule” cocktail at the riverfront Picteau bar, or diving into the 900-strong wine collection and a plate of risotto or wild boar at the Michelin-starred Borgo San Jacopo restaurant.
In the Area
Practically on top of the River Arno, and just a minute from the Ponte Vecchio bridge, the Lungarno might be the best-located hotel in the entire city. Florence is easily walkable, so making this your base means you can stroll over to the Duomo in ten minutes and the Uffizi Gallery in two. The Boboli public gardens, with their manicured lawns, fountains, and sculpture collection, are a 15-minute walk. The concierge service at the hotel is second-to-none: ask for tips on where to go and what to eat—the hotel can usually get guests exclusive access and hard-to-get reservations.
How to Get There
Really loved this hotel. On the river with great views of the Ponte Vecchio. Elegant design. Great service. Owner by Ferragamo so as you can expect, everything just right. What a treat, with lots of clever touches, attention to detail. Would visit again in a heartbeat.
My family and I stayed here in June 2019. The hotel's location overlooking the Ponte Vecchio is second to none. Whether coming home in the evening, a drink at the bar, or breakfast, the view is fantastic and a very peaceful respite from the crowds. The hotel is owned by the Ferragamo family and their choice of Michele Bonan for the interiors was inspired. The team could not be friendlier or more helpful. Everyone went out of their way to make our stay more enjoyable. The kids particularly liked the daily candy table! I travel over 100 days a year on business in 5 star hotels and have high expectations. All of them were met at this wonderful hotel and I highly recommend it.
I spend more than 90 days per year in hotels, often choosing the same ones to ensure a level of service otherwise difficult to obtain.
It was my first time at Lungarno Hotel and it felt like I had been there for years
The GM Mr Gentile is a rare gem. Always on the floor he runs the hotel with precision, attention to details and extreme sophistication
Everyone else from the restaurant to the front desk and concierge highly knowledgeable
Lungarno hotel is a truly fantastic place with a phenomenal location
I will be back