Florence bursts with history, art and culture oozing from the beautiful architecture and resonating around the city which has been home to famous figures from Michelangelo to Galileo to modern day fashion icons Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci. A must-visit destination for any artist, fashionista, history student or loved up couple, its no wonder there is a divine selection of unique Florence boutique hotels bearing the unmistakable charm of this Tuscan town.
All-Suites Palazzo Magnani Feroni
Borgo San Frediano 5
This immaculately renovated all-suite hotel right by the Arno River has stunning views overlooking the city from the terrace. The building dates back to the 1500s and has been hauled into the 21st Century with many original antiques, wall murals and detailed tiles fabulously restored.
Hotel Montebello Splendid
Piazza Santa Elisabetta 3
Perfectly located for shopping splurges, some of the rooms just invite temptation overlooking the fashion boutiques of Via dei Calzaiuoli. Guests can choose from a classic, traditional Florentine styled décor or modern vibes with purple accents. The hotel has the well known Santa Elisabetta restaurant tucked away in one of its towers, what a place for a romantic meal after a sundown cocktail on the terrace.
Piazza della Repubblica 7
Designed and furnished by Olga Polizzi, sister of luxury hotelier Rocco Forte, pure elegance and first class service prevails in the heart of Florence. Live like royalty with the polished marble bathrooms and minimalist, high-ceilinged rooms allowing an airy ambience of old-world nostalgia.
Via degli Strozzi 4
Dating back to the 15th Century, this intimately cozy palace has just 12 rooms and a personal butler service, with available extras including rose petals scattered around the room. The concierge will be glad to organize candlelight dinners or grape harvesting trips out to nearby vineyards. Room details like bookcases and the sumptuous curtain sashes are luxurious finishing touches for this lovely home away from home.
Via Garibaldi, 14
Panelled walls, intricate fireplace carvings and marbled bathrooms afford this splendid palace its well-deserved reputation as one of the region’s most excellent hotels. The 19th Century villa has been a hideaway for artists and opera singers alike, and the courtyard area with fountain is a surprising urban retreat of calm.
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Written by Holly Maguire for Escapio.com where these Tuscany hotels and many more design, luxury and boutique hotels can be booked. Holly loves great food and drink and dreams of travelling Italy on the back of a Vespa.