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Last updated: 23 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Nicky Swallow

Set on the south bank of the Arno river, the Ferragamo-owned Lungarno is a central, stylish and luxurious place to be based for a stay in Florence. Just make sure you get a room with a river view.

Sleek blue and cream interiors give a vaguely nautical feel to the place, and the close-up river views from the club-like Picteau lounge bar, the intimate, Michelin-starred restaurant and many of the 65 bedrooms and suites play into that.

Service is top-notch as would be expected from the Ferragamo brand.

While many of the main sights lie just across the Ponte Vecchio, this location also offers easy access to the boho-chic delights of the Oltrarno neighbourhood.

Surrounding area

Borgo San Jacopo is a narrow yet busy shopping street lined with up-market fashion stores and jewellers. This area was badly hit during bombing in World War II, so the surrounding buildings range from Medieval tower houses to banal 1950s apartment blocks. Steps away is pretty Piazza della Passera and its network of ancient surrounding lanes. A short walk away, just behind Piazza Santa Felicità, is Le Volpi e l’Uva, one of the city’s best wine bars.

There is some traffic on Borgo San Jacopo, but not enough to create too much noise.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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