Successfully straddling the line between luxe and classic, Soprarno Suites is a welcome addition to an often monotonous Florentine hotel scene. With 11 individually-designed rooms, the boutique bed and breakfast - based in Oltrarno - was developed by city natives Betty Soldi and Matteo Perduca who have filled the space with antique furniture and bespoke works of art from their nearby boutique. Original ceiling frescoes, golf leaf covered sideboards and in-room baths tubs are a few of the subtle nods to Italianate opulence throughout, while the supply of homemade pastries and a library teeming with books for guests to peruse is a reminder that this intimate property is as much a home for travellers as it is an elegant retreat.