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
- 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
Hard to add anything different to what's already been said. The Lungarno is in a great neighborhood within walking distance of major sites (Il Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio), excellent shops, and restaurants. Our room was very comfortable, overlooking the river (not all rooms face this way; be sure to ask for one if that's what you want). Breakfast is excellent, either as a buffet or from the menu. Didn't try the restaurant for dinner (expensive, but highly rated). Staff is very friendly and helpful (with reservations, cars, etc.). Would love to stay here again.
Very elegant hotel with attentive and friendly staff. Great riverside location next to all the major attractions in walking distance. Special thanks to Giulia for all her help. We love Florence and love this hotel We will be back
Owned and decorated by the Ferragamo family this hotel is the epitome of Italian elegance. Small and in my view not really for kids it is a central base for any trip to Florence. Situated yards from the Ponte Vecchio and 5 minutes walk into the historical centre of the city. Staff are a delight and well drilled and also knowledgable. We only ate breakfast aside from a visit to the excellent Borgo San Jacopo and food was very good. Wifi was a bit patchy and connectivity to the TVs a bit hit and miss. Overall very happy with our standard room though the bathroom was a bit small for a big bloke. All said and done would definitely revisit.
Hotel was absolutely beautiful. Had a river view of Ponte Vecchio. Was welcomed very warmly by Imran, and offered us an amazing cappuccino, Guilia helped with our checking in, and Lorenzo assisted with our concierge needs. This made our stay in Florence amazing. Loved every moment. Can't wait to come again.
It's good experience to visit hotel I stay at room number 544 on 5th floor and very receive very grateful and warm welcome by Imran Pathan reception is very co operative and Imran giula Paolo been very helpful very beautiful view of city from my room if next I visit city my first choice will be lungarno