Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Florence, Italy

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    Within a city drenched in art and culture this is the cherub on the top

  • Four Seasons Hotel Firenze View 2

    Within a city drenched in art and culture this is the cherub on the top

  • Four Seasons Hotel Firenze View 3

    Within a city drenched in art and culture this is the cherub on the top

Why we choose Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

A former convent and papal residence tempts you with every imaginable earthly delight

  • The hotel is a living museum with original Renaissance art
  • All of the 100-plus rooms and suites are individually designed
  • Prepare for a good spoiling with the 2:1 employee-to-guestroom ratio

The Four Seasons knows how to pick properties. Its Florence home is a gorgeous gem that’s saturated with painstakingly-restored art in its original context

What you need to know about the hotel

Five centuries of history meet a relaxed, serene atmosphere and upscale amenities

  • Il Palagio, the main restaurant, uses local Tuscan ingredients and has earned a Michelin star
  • Escape to the 11-acre garden, the largest private garden in Florence, with winding paths, fountains and secluded seating
  • Each day should include The Winery, a stand-alone wine bar that offers 50 labels (many from Tuscany) by the glass

The Four Seasons Firenze (Florence) is everything you want an Italian hotel to be: historically relevant, art-filled and bursting with culinary delights. The centuries-old complex has a stellar resume, including Medici-era roots, a stint as a 16th century convent and brief residence of a pope’s. It maintains the integrity of the original layout of both the palazzo and the convent areas, which means no two of the 116 rooms and suites are alike. You’ll find different dimensions and window sizes, and many have original frescoes, friezes, bas-reliefs, ceiling art, staircases and fireplaces.

When you’re not enjoying the gardens, artwork or joys of your room, you’ll probably be eating. There are a handful of restaurants and lounges, but one stood out for us: fine dining destination Il Palagio and its tasting menus. Other property highlights include a two-story spa that uses exclusive products and a garden-based outdoor pool.

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It’s wonderful private garden—the biggest in the city center—provides the perfect relaxing atmosphere at the end of a busy day

Where is it and what's nearby

This private resort is nestled in historic Florence amidst a treasure trove of national artistic marvels

  • Shopping is a must—from artisans along the Ponte Vecchio to high-end designers at Via de’ Tornabuoni and Via Strozzi
  • Spend a day or two sampling your way through the famed Chianti wine region, just 30 minutes from the hotel
  • Shoe lovers rejoice: The Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, which houses 16,000 pairs of shoes, is a brief car ride from the hotel

Florence is the cradle of the Italian Renaissance, and it’s home to almost half of the country’s total artistic heritage. Florence’s compact, late-medieval historic centre (said to have more artistic treasures per square meter than any other city in the world) exudes a classic sense of style and creativity. We love the curving cobblestone streets with world-class museums, galleries, art studios and open-air workshops (botteghe) where you can watch painters and craftsmen at work.

Breathtaking as it is, the past doesn’t define what Florence is today. You can also shop the latest fashions in boutiques and elite fashion houses and take a trip to one of Italy’s best known wine regions. 

How to enjoy Florence

For lovers of art, architecture, literature and history Florence is a real treat. Dante, Botticelli, Donatello, Galileo Galilei, Giotto, Michaelangelo, Raphael and da Vinci have all called the city home and much of their work is on show here

  • Marvel at Giotti’s frescoes in the Basilica of Santa Croce; its cavernous interiors and marble will feel cool in even the hottest of Italian summers
  • Oltrarno is the artisan’s quarter—it contrasts with the opulence of the museums, but is no less fascinating with artists’ studios and workshops
  • Take a break from culture and savor a long and hearty meal at one of the city’s numerous and excellent trattorias

Just as Florence was a magnet for artists during the Renaissance, today it is a magnet for lovers of their work. Admittedly there can be long lines for the most popular museums, including the Uffizi (Botticelli’s Birth of Venus) and the Accademia (Michaelangelo’s David). The trick is to visit out of season, or invest in a Firenze Card. The latter gives you free entry to the city’s 67 museums for three days and most importantly allows you to bypass the ticket line for each one.

For utterly breathtaking views, head to the top of the Duomo’s Cupola. With 463 steps to the top of the Cupola and 414 to the viewing platform at the top of the Campanile, it might not just be the view that takes your breath away. For romance, it’s hard to beat the beauty of the Ponte Vecchio. The store-lined bridge has hosted jewellers and goldsmiths since the 1300s. For upscale shopping see Via Tornabuoni, and wander the cool and elegant boutiques of local designers Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli.

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    When to visit Florence

    Visit during Easter for cool temperatures and a chance to see the Scoppio del Carro. This 400 year-old Easter Sunday tradition sees an enormous, highly decorated wagon pulled through the streets by white oxen before it is exploded (quite literally) with fireworks and spectacular pyrotechnics.

  • You need to know

    It’s a 25-minute walk to the heart of Florence. 

  • A word from the hotel

    Enjoy a tour of our Florentine artisans’ shops with a personal guide.
    Patrizio Cipollini, General Manager

  • Awards and accolades

    The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze’s Il Palagio restaurant has one Michelin star.

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