A cultural, artistic and architectural gem, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and was home to powerful families, creative geniuses and scientific masterminds. †
It’s unfair, really; any one neighborhood in Firenze possesses more architectural beauty and cultural capital than many of the world’s cities. And it’s all so accessible; a walk between the ochre dome of the Duomo and the arcaded galleries of the Uffizi, two iconic structures of the entire Renaissance, would barely leave a child winded. When you’ve exhausted yourself of history (impossible, really), revel in the play of light across cobbled streets and the smell of fresh pasta dished out in sidewalk trattoria.
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Popular accommodations in Florence
Right from the heart of the historic city and in the golden light of the Arno, Portrait Firenze allows you to step in this portrait of a city. Hospitality is an art, and Portrait Firenze has made it into a masterpiece. In a new concept of bespoke tourism, Portrait has taken uniform luxury and turned it into spontaneous personalization.
A bright and airy hotel with large windows and an abundance of modern art, the intimate Hotel Lungarno boasts an astonishing collection of original 20th century works, dotted throughout the hotel, including pieces by Picasso and Cocteau. Dine in the restaurant on the charming riverside terrace before exploring the city by night.
J.K. Place Firenze
A Small Luxury Hotels of the World property, JK Place is a cool and calm retreat situated near the famous Santa Maria Novella. Known for its breathtaking rooftop terrace views and trendy decor, guests feel right at home in this bright and gorgeous space.