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
Very chic rooms in great, centrally located neighborhood. I recommend the room with balcony.
Service is a bit lacking. We had an early flight and asked for a taxi to be reserved, it never showed. Amenities are very basic. No one there past 4:00 to help with any issues.
Boutique hotel with lots of character on the "other" side of the Arno from the tourist craziness in the cool neighborhood of Oltrarno - still just a short stroll across the river to all the main attractions. Our king-bed room had high frescoed ceilings, a clawfoot tub in the room (shower in the bathroom), big windows, and eclectic mid-century furnishings. Plus a/c that worked well. Cute common areas and an ample breakfast in their storefront coffee spot downstairs rounded out the package. Good value and lots of character.
We stayed here for only one night, but it's a charming spot located centrally in Florence. Don't let it's location on the other side of the river fool you - this is a simple 2 minute walk away, and you're in the heart of Florence's bustling center. Great bath amenities, an incredibly unique design to the hotel. It was all great.