Florence ( FLORR-ənss; Italian: Firenze [fiˈrɛntse] (listen)) is a city in Central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is the most populated city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants in 2016, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.
Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered by many academics to have been the birthplace of the Renaissance, becoming a major artistic, cultural, commercial, political, economic and financial center. During this time, Florence rose to a position of enormous influence in Italy, Europe, and beyond. Its turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy (established in 1861). The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.
Parker Reposa | Jun 28, 2018
An amazing place to stay in Florence steps away from Ponte Vecchio and in the best location near the Arno river. The decor is modern and minimalist, I love everything about it. The staff is incredibly friendly and found some amazing restaurants for our nights out.
Kim TaeWan | Jun 20, 2018
Best location! 10 sec to ponte vecchio. Best view! Look at the window. Amenity is ferragamo. I love this fragrance. Salvatore Ferragamo's atmosphere is everywhere. Luxury elegance hotel ever!! And Lungarno collection card is very helpful.
Gabriella Y | Apr 22, 2018
Just amazing in every way! Top service, impeccable rooms and amazing location. Looking forward to our next trip to Florence !
Andy Czajkowski | Jan 7, 2018
Hotel and the staff are the best. Francesco and the concierge staff is always ready willing and able to provide great suggestions whether in Florence or in Sienna for a day trip. I will define toy stay here when we return.
Romina Perri | Sep 10, 2017
YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO LEAVE!!! I cannot express enough how incredible our stay was at this hotel! I checked in the day before my wedding. The check-in process was seamless. I was pleasantly informed that I had been upgraded to an incredible suite facing the Arno River. The suite was absolute perfection and incredibly comfortable for the wedding preparations. The hotel staff sent up a lovely gift of berries, truffles and refreshments. A sweet note was written welcoming us to their hotel! My wedding planner had contacted the hotel to arrange the flower delivery, transportation pick-up, and the hair-make-up stylist/photographer/videographer arrival. Everyone was sent up to the suite without any problems. There was ample space to get ready and the light was superb for pictures! After our wedding, my husband and I arrived in the suite to yet another surprise! A lovely note was written from the hotel staff, congratulating us on our wedding, wishing us a lifetime of happiness. A bottle of Prosecco and an entire mouse cheesecake awaited us (a much appreciated snack when we arrived at 3am!). We also received His and Hers Ferragamo perfume gifts! The bed was so comfortable. The robes were comfortable. The master bathroom was spacious and beautifully designed. The walk-in closet was incredible, especially when traveling with a wedding dress. The suite had a stove top/coffee machine/fridge etc neatly tucked away is a gorgeous armoire. Simply put - This suite (and entire hotel) exudes luxury. The decor is perfection. We never wanted to leave! Portrait Firenze - you do it all so so well.
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