Last Updated on July 7, 2015 by Natasha Amar
This post is part of the Hipmunk #CityLove project.
Florence, the birthplace of Renaissance and favorite city of art lovers around the world, attracts masses of tourists wanting to partake in some of the great art, legends and cuisine to which this city is home. It also ranks highly on the wish lists of couples who want nothing more than to lose themselves and find romance in its cobbled lanes, grand palaces and endless glasses of local wine. If you’re looking to rekindle the flames on your Italian vacation, then consider these romantic hotels in Florence.
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Relais Villa Antea
Relais Villa Antea is a charming, family-run B&B housed in an 18th century villa not too far away from the old town. With only six rooms, the place is cozy, intimate and perfect for couples, almost like a big family home. The décor is elegant with the use of satin fabrics, parquet flooring, silk tapestries, lounge sofas and antique furniture in the spacious, high ceilinged rooms. Bathrooms are large, fully equipped and marble-floored. Not that you should be looking for it when spending time with your loved one in a city as romantic as Florence, but free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms.
Hotel Relais il Cestello
Nurture your romantic side at the Hotel Relais il Cestello, a beautiful 3-star hotel in the classic Florentine style located on the banks of the River Arno and overlooking the Piazza di Cestello. The air-conditioned guestrooms are both beautiful and modern, designed with exquisite handcrafted furniture, classic frescoes and modern comforts such as hairdryer, satellite TV and internet.
When you’re in the mood to explore the iconic city of Florence, the Piazza del Duomo, Michelangelo’s David, Palazzo Vecchio and Ponte Vecchio are just a few minutes away.
Villa La Vedetta
Right from the moment you lay eyes on it, the Villa La Vedetta, a 5-star luxury hotel built in the late 1800s, impresses with its beautiful Neo-Renaissance exterior and landscaped garden area. An elegant fountain welcomes visitors into the urban resort that enjoys a fantastic location surrounded by a park and close to Piazza le Michelangelo and Ponte Vecchio. The décor is elegant, classic and very inviting and they have a special category of Romantic rooms.
Overlooking the Italian garden, these rooms have been decorated with marble furniture that is color-coordinated with the fabrics used in the upholstery and drapes and the marble and mosaics in the bathrooms. Some have whirlpool baths. Every room offers free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, music player and minibar. Their beautiful terrace offers nice views of the area and the gazebo is an ideal location for breakfast. Their Onice Lounge & Restaurant is an atmospheric award-winning fine dining affair, perfect for romantic dinner dates.
Firenze Number Nine
Firenze Number Nine is a boutique hotel and spa that brings together high-end luxury with art and elegant design. Located in San Lorenzo, it’s barely a few minutes away from the Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Rooms are tastefully decorated with rich fabrics, warm colors, elegant modern furniture and emphasis on comfort. Their spa and fitness center is perfect for the needs of modern travelers. The restaurant and lounge makes for a great dining experience inspired by the culinary traditions of the region.
La Residenza Fiorentina
A 3 star hotel located in the center of Florence, La Residenza Fiorentina makes for a unique experience in a historic building that dates back to 1534. It’s 22 rooms are elegantly decorated with modern décor and pastel shades. Rooms come with en-suite bathrooms and are fully equipped with all modern amenities like air conditioning, heating, hairdryer, satellite TV and Wi-Fi.