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
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
This place was just exactly as I imagined Florence to be. To disappear into old heavy doors off the cobbled street, and arrive upstairs to a room that was spacious, and a uniques blend between old Italy and contemporary modern. It's really well located, just across the bridge from the old city, and one can never tires of the sublime views from the river bridge, whether at noon, in the evening or at night. I'll be back!
The Soprano Suites was the most perfect place for our 4 night stay in the beautiful city of Florence.
This place was perfect in so many ways, the welcoming and very friendly staff, the location,the individuals designed rooms, and the lounge areas full of cookery book and design books. The relaxed and friendly feel of The Soprano Suites made our stay feel like we had our own private apartment in Florence.
This B&B is extremely well located making most of the sights in Florence easily reachable by foot. The rooms are quirky and palatial with high ceilings and original decoration. The only downside would be the bathroom which was a little small and cramped. Pricing is reasonable for Florence.
Our stay at SoPrarno Suitee was truly one of the most unique hotel experiences of my life. From the delightfully idiosyncratic room - with vintage toys adorning the walls - to the spot-on dinner recommendations, everything seemed tailor made for us.
Alberto went above and beyond during our stay, even helping to arrange the delivery of a dress I had left in Catania.
I don't write many reviews but I had to for this special place. I have traveled extensively and this is hands down my favorite hotel. The style, comfort, location and overall atmosphere were perfect. We adored Alberto, the concierge. He was delightful and had wonderful recommendations. The rooms and bathrooms were stylish and comfortable. Each room has a unique style which made it that much more charming. Think a Wes Anderson set. SopraArno and Alberto provided the perfect home base for our Florence trip. We will absolutely be returning!