Plunge into a world of renaissance discovery and charm. Florence, the jewel of Italian cities, offers the quintessential Italian experience and some of the world’s finest architecture, art and culture. Tucked away in hidden alleyways you will uncover many of Florence’s secrets- gardens, an array of elevated tuscan cuisine, and rare works of art by the masters of Italian Renaissance. Here, you can enjoy the simple pleasures of life and always count on a welcoming face to guide you.
At the Four Seasons in Florence, sophisticated luxury, original Florentine art, frescos and ceiling murals will adorn every step you take. A sight of unmeasurable grandeur, this hotel is an urban haven steeped in history. Apart from its breathtaking old style decor, the Four Seasons nests one of the largest private gardens in Florence, the Giardino della Gherardesca. The 11 acre private park, situated between the two hotel buildings is one of the oldest, most elegant gardens in all of Florence. The impressive courtyard decor coupled with the picturesque stone walls and tall shade tress turn this hotel into a city refuge.
Borgo San Jacopo
Located at the highly sophisticated Hotel Lugarno, Borgo San Jacopo is only a few steps from the infamous Ponte Vecchio and many other inspiring city sights. Enjoy the private terrace overlooking the Amo, the warm atmosphere, and the exquisite menu. Chef Beatrice Segoni’s original interpretations of tuscan cuisine involves personally selected ingredients, where each plate is transformed into a labor of love. Here, you can have an elevated dining experience combined with the traditional beauty and feel of Florence.
Named after art collector Stefano Bardini, the Bardini Garden is a quintessential, must see tuscan garden. For a discreet adventure among lush grass and flower beds, do not skip this beautiful sight. Situated just across the river from the historic center of Florence, this hidden treasure is the ultimate treat for those looking for a more intimate day out. As you wander the picturesque paths and enjoy the natural beauty of the garden, you will find yourself endlessly discovering something new.
Experience an out of the ordinary display of art at the Vasariano Corridor. Florence has many museums and galleries; however, this is more than a museum. The corridor – with entrance at the Uffizi, passes through some of Florence most important landmarks and visitors can enjoy an exceptional array of important art works. The corridoio or passageway contains over 1000 paintings and an important collection of self portraits by the master painters of Renaissance. Note that the passageway is closed to the public but available for private tours with group reservations.