Owned by the Florentine fashion label Ferragamo and designed to a mid-century vintage specs, the Continentale hotel in Florence evokes the optimistic Dolce Vita spirit of the fifties and sixties.
Florentine architect Michele Bönan, the man behind the interior design at Continentale, has turned the hotel into a cool and trendy place.
Works of art, white-painted walls, floors tiled with the light-grey pietra serena stone, and the splashes of pink, green and lemon set the tone for a sleek, stylish and chic hotel.
Decorated with elegant mid-century furniture by Nanna Jorgen Ditzel, Bönan and Arne Jacobsen, the interiors breathe freshness and harmony.
Extraordinary black and white photographs taken by fashion designers such as Pucci and Fabiani in the Florence of the 50s and 60s adorn the walls, helping to maintain a vintage feel inside the hotel.
Airy rooms and suites are based on pure lines, light and a white-on-white theme, with sheer-draped beds, light wood furniture, oak floors and flowing curtains.
Deluxe and superior rooms offer great views over the Arno River, the rooftops of Florence or the Vasari corridor (of these, some rooms have terraces).
Beyond the well-equipped bedrooms the hotel has a relaxation room, DVD lounge with home theatre as well as a fitness area with gym and sauna.
The extraordinary open-air Sky Bar on top of the Consorti tower is surely the crowning jewel of the Continentale.
Boasting some of the finest views of the architectural masterpieces of Florence, such as Brunelleschi’s dome, Giotto’s bell tower and Ponte Vecchio, the rooftop bar offers a unique backdrop for a sumptuous breakfast or a delightful cocktail.
Overlooking the Arno river and just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, the Continentale hotel Boasting exquisite views over the famous bridge and the city, and is perfectly positioned in the city’s historical center for all the sights of Florence: the Uffizi Gallery, Piazza della Signoria, Duomo, Palazzo Pitti and others.
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