Whether you are off to celebrate an anniversary, are planning a romantic getaway, or simply want to marvel at the rustic beauty Europe has to offer, Italy is an obvious choice destination. Home to some of the world’s most spectacular architecture, cobblestone streets filled with historical charm, impeccable cuisine, and some of the friendliest people you will meet, there’s just something about Italy that will leave you craving even more.
If you are looking for an unparalleled taste of Italy’s artistic and culinary culture, Florence, the capital of Tuscany, beckons your visit. Bask in remnants of the Renaissance era, visit the opera, climb to the top of the Torre de San Niccolo, and, of course, stroll along the Arno River at any time of the day. There are simply too many sites and experiences to list, not to mention enjoy in one visit.
When you are choosing accommodations in Florence, there are many places to choose from. However, the Lungarno Hotel is one of those places that offer a bit more charm, exceeding your expectations in many ways. It is the only four-star hotel in Florence overlooking the Arno River, providing spectacular panoramic views no matter the time of day.
The perfect day in Florence begins on the terrace, savoring a delicious breakfast and absorbing the beautiful architecture along the Arno River. After a day filled with exploration of museums, markets, gardens, and UNESCO sites, treat yourself to one of the most important activities in Italy- enjoying a delicious meal. Head to the Michelin-starred restaurant, Borgo San Jacopo, for a candle-lit dinner. Let Italy’s renowned chef, Peter Brunel, prepare you a gastronomical delight as you watch the moon reflect off of the Torre de San Niccolo and into the river.
Chances are, when you’re in Florence, you won’t want to waste any time sleeping. Instead of retiring to your (albeit luxurious and beckoning) room, head to the Picteau Lounge Bar to get the night started. While in the art corner, sip on your favorite cocktail while admiring the works of Picasso and Cocteau. Admire the night settling over the Arno River as the city lights up and a whole new side of Florence emerges. These experiences only come once in a lifetime.
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