What We Love
- Just 10 super-stylish guestrooms
- The interiors feature original frescoes
- Top location close to the Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio
What To Know
- There's no restaurant, gym or spa, but breakfast is served daily
- Kick back in the cozy library, which is stocked with titles on world culture
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of $5 per person, per night will be collected at the property
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
The creative brains behind the impossibly stylish Soprarno Suites — an architect, a furniture-obsessed lawyer, a creative carpenter and a graphic designer — have pulled out all the stops with this urban sanctuary near the Ponte Vecchio. Each of the 10 guestrooms has been individually designed — think distressed stripped floor boards and unique modern art pieces mixed with indulgent, deep freestanding baths and ornately painted ceilings. Original frescoes add a splash of Italian opulence. There are no traditional hotel services, but breakfast is served daily and the rooms are so chic that you’ll hesitate to venture past the door. Aside from the impressive design credentials, one of the main selling points of this property is its laid-back location, across the river from the crowds and close to the Pitti Palace and the sprawling Boboli Gardens.
In the Area
The Boboli Gardens are a short stroll from the property. Laid out in the 15th and 16th centuries, they’re dotted with Renaissance statues and ornate fountains and serve as a good introduction to Italy’s formal gardens. Nearby is La Specola, an 18th-century natural history museum where you can admire fossilized skeletons and explore the botanical garden. Just around the corner, the 15th-century Pitti Palace is a vast Renaissance palace that was once home to the Medici family and served as Napoleon’s power base. It’s now the largest museum complex in Florence. Head to La Mangiatoia on Piazza San Felice to dine on thin crust pizza and veal chops with the locals.
How to Get There
We had a great stay at the Soprarno Suites! We loved the location because it was close enough to explore the heart of Florence while still getting to experience a local neighborhood vibe. All of the staff was incredibly helpful in finding delicious places for us to eat nearby. The room was spacious and full of character. And the air conditioning was wonderful during the record breaking heat!
We stayed at Soprarno for 3 nights in June and had the most amazing time! Ample spacious rooms, fantastic breakfast and lovely attention to detail at every opportunity. A perfect Florentine experience from the ceiling fresco in our room to the honesty bar and free tea,coffee and pastries. Located in the trendy Oltrarno we had lots of places nearby to eat and only a walk away from the main sights and the train station. When we return to this beautiful city we will definitely return to Soprarno as it was one of the highlights of our trip.
We stayed in a deluxe room for two nights this summer, and loved it. Our room was huge, with very high ceilings and very tall windows, the bed very comfortable and the bathroom spacious and clean. The concierge service was very good, and there is a kitchen area for guests where you can help yourselves to hot drinks and delicious pastries and cake, and cold drinks (there is an honesty jar). The best thing about Soprarno Suites is it’s location. The Oltrarno neighbourhood is far less touristy than central Florence, with a younger, more arty feel to it. However, you are only a short walk (over a bridge with a perfect view of Ponte Vecchio) from central Florence. Lastly, the breakfasts were generous and delicious. I would not want to stay anywhere else in Florence.