Portrait Firenze — Florence, Italy
The latest addition to the Ferragamo family’s prized hotel brand, the Lungarno Collection, is another Florentine gem, the group’s sixth property in the city. Located centrally along the banks of the Arno river, a short distance from the storied Ponte Vecchio bridge and other celebrated landmarks, the hotel is a glamorous throwback to 1950s Florence, designed by local architect Michele Bönan. An understated palette of neutral greys and mushroom hues, along with bespoke handcrafted furniture in warming woods, are offset by brass and marble accents, setting the tone for a sumptuous interior inspired by the birth of Italian haute couture. Comprising a range of 36 suites and studios, each room comes complete with its own kitchenette. Alternatively, a selection of local delicacies is on offer at the hotel’s restaurant Caffè dell’Oro, where you can sit back and indulge in the romantic rooftop views and the countryside beyond.