Hotel Lungarno

Traditional, on the Arno River, service-oriented

Borgo San Jacopo 14., Florence 50125


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At a Glance

Hotel Lungarno, the sophisticated sister of the Gallery Hotel Art, Continentale and Lungarno Suites, boasts chic décor, beautiful framed artwork from the Ferragamo family’s private collection and a friendly concierge.

Indagare Loves

  • The Picasso sketch that hangs over the fireplace in the Picteau bar and lounge
  • Your front-row seat on the Arno River, which gives the sense of being in the prow of a ship
  • The celebrated Borgo San Jacopo restaurant, with intimate candlelit corners and views of the Arno


The most traditional of Ferragamo’s four properties in Florence, the Hotel Lungarno is situated directly on the Arno River on the edge of the Oltrarno district; there isn’t even a street between the rooms and water. Because of this, all views of the water are uninterrupted and the balconies hang directly over the edge of the river.

The property embarked on a six-month renovation in early 2017, so the once-tired rooms are now chic and fresh-faced. The breakfast area has been completely redesigned to allow for alfresco dining with wonderful views. Guests can enjoy the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors leading out to balconies in some of the 63 rooms and suites, and 34 of the rooms look out directly over the Ponte Vecchio. Walls are painted in blues and whites, which adds a certain nautical theme that is tempered by the delicate mirrors and hand-chosen artwork (with more than 400 paintings and sculptures, including works by Picasso, Tosi and Cocteau).

One of the many special touches of Hotel Lungarno is that it offers a hotel tradition almost forgotten: old-fashioned room keys that have actual weight in your hand. When you return to the property after a day of sightseeing, the concierge greets you by name and hands you your key (so you don’t have to carry it around with you). The renowned restaurant Borgo San Jacopo boasts full water views and authentic Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisines from chef Peter Brunel.

Who Should Stay

Lovers of original works of fine art, a riverside location and personal, attentive service will find Hotel Lungarno to be a good choice.

Written by Lizzie Eberhart

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