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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Ferragamo-owned hotel, with luxe-level service and the most enviable location in the city, on the banks of the Arno

The Lowdown

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

Hotel Lungarno
Borgo San Jacopo 14
Florence, 50125 Italy


4.5 Very Good 1484 Reviews
#1 choice in Florence
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing small luxury hotel which gives you Florence's best flavors tagged under Ferragamo hotels. Luxury with a great personal touch, the hotels staff are friendly , professional and it's nice that after only one day the remember your name and what you had for breakfast. Great locations , just next and overlooking the Ponte Vecchio which by no means should be your room view preference. I was lucky to get a room with no view but with Florence's amazing medieval amazing architecture which made my stay so special. Room # 579, it seems the hotel has only two similar mini suites. AAAAA

Perfect location but hard to find
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in Florence, this was a gem of a hotel. The location was perfect. A stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio. Walking distance from most of the major attractions. The hotel is clean, crisp, and impeccable. The service is amongst the best white glove, five star service I have ever experienced. The ONLY negative I can think of is that it is very difficult to find on your own. Find it. It’s worth the trip.

Modern Comfort in a Historic City
Reviewed 1 month ago

We had to make a last minute booking on New Year’s Eve due to a mix up in our other hotel booking. I was very sketchy at first since it was the last available room and it was in the most basic category of room this hotel offers. Having been to other Lungarno properties such as portrait Roma and portrait Firenze, I had certain degree of confidence that this hotel would treat is well. Turned out that the service was just as good as other portrait properties and the room, although not offering any view, is very well appointed.

It is not a very big room, but it felt comfortable with the morning light shining into the room. The use of white paint made the room appear bigger than it is. The bathroom is quite large for such a basic room and we could not be more pleased with our decision to move to this hotel. From the service provided by the staff to the maintenance of the building, we could find no fault at all.

We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking to enjoy Florence in modern comfort.

Cannot find a better location
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is a charming little hotel. There are two things that stand out for me. One is the location and the second is the service. The location cannot be better. It is a stone's throw from Ponte Vecchio and yet it is tucked away on a quiet street.
My daughter's pram came apart on our way to the hotel and they took the pram and repaired it! Any parent with a 3 year old would understand the gratitude I felt. That, to me, is what service is all about.
We booked two rooms overlooking the Arno and the view was amazing. The rooms were clean. Front desk was always friendly and welcoming. Staff at the breakfast restaurant were accommodating and discrete.
But there were little things that bothered me. Bottled water was only offered during turndown service. Water is not replenished when room was clean, which surprised me. The bed was too soft for my liking and so were the pillows. I failed to book a guided tour when I made the room bookings and when I asked front desk about a guided tour, the price more than doubled. I was very disappointed with that.
Overall, however, the stay was good.

Can't imagine staying anywhre else in Florence! Perfect location with 5 star service
Reviewed 1 month ago

This hotel and it's staff were lovely in every way. From check in with fresh towels and champagne, to the incredible location on the Arno River and the impeccable staff- I cant image ever staying anywhere else in Florence!!! We had a stunning suite on the river and breakfast was also fantastic. I really loved my stay here. First class all the way. Shame on me for taking so long to write this review as they deserve the accolades