Hotel Lungarno was the first school in the collection of hotels Salvatore Ferragamo: the current head of the fashion Empire Leonardo Ferragamo decided to continue the tradition of hospitality of his father Salvatore, whose house stayed the famous clients from all over the world. Lungarno is located in a historic mansion on the banks of the river Arno a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio.
The design was entrusted to the Florentine architect Michel Banana (Michele Bönan) which managed to combine historical atmosphere with modern comfort. Thanks to him, in its place was left a collection of works of art of the twentieth century, belonged to the former owners: now each room is decorated with paintings of famous Italian artists, as at the Picteau lounge of the hotel are originals by Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau.
73 rooms (including 13 suites and one exclusive Suite in the Renaissance tower) are decorated in classic Italian style, with emphasis on blue and white color scheme, inspired by the river Arno. Each room Michelle Bonan placed antique objects, century-old Bureau of noble wood, Florentine chairs or tables. Continue reading