Portrait Firenze is owned by the Ferragamo family (yes, that Ferragamo family), and, as such, you can expect stylish touches throughout every corner of the property. The high-end hotel, which overlooks the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio, attracts well-heeled travelers craving a luxurious getaway in the heart of the city. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of Portrait Firenze

Portrait Firenze is housed inside a contemporary white-and-cream-colored stone building. Upon stepping inside, you’ll feel worlds away from Florence’s historic charm and millennia-old streets. The lobby (which is actually more of a sleek reception area-slash-sitting room) and the other common spaces feature contemporary furnishings, dark woods, and a color palette of grays, blacks, and golds. You'll also find an array of paintings, photos (including snaps of famous figures like Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly), and sculptures. 

The 37 rooms and suites — which start at 430 square feet — are just as impressive with their chic gray color palette and plush bedding. Most accommodations have kitchenettes plus jaw-dropping views of the river and Ponte Vecchio. We’d also be remiss not to highlight the elegant all-white bathrooms, which are outfitted with separate soaking tubs and, fittingly, Ferragamo bath amenities. For a well-worth-it-splurge, opt for a suite with a balcony. 

The Vibe at Portrait Firenze

Portrait Firenze is a small boutique property with an intimate and refined vibe — that is, sans any stuffiness. Fellow guests are often out and about exploring the city; otherwise, they can be found socializing at the swanky on-site eatery.

Also, thanks to the hotel’s small size and boutique feel, guests can also expect top-notch service. Enter the Lifestyle Team, a group of helpful staff who are on hand to tend to one’s every want and need.

Who Will Love Portrait Firenze

Families and those traveling with groups of friends or couples will appreciate a stay here since the property offers several family suites as well as two-bedroom suites. Those traveling with furry friends will also love it here (it’s pet-friendly!), while the handsome interiors will delight design lovers. 

Who Might Not Love Portrait Firenze

Budget-conscious travelers should seek alternate accommodations: A stay here comes at a high price tag (starting at $600 per night). 

Best Amenity at Portrait Firenze

Caffè dell’Oro, the on-site all-day cafe, offers incredible river views. Plus, it's decked out in vintage furnishings, fresh blooms, and gorgeous coffee table books. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at Portrait Firenze

Your stay includes wifi and access to the on-site restaurant. Rooms are equipped with a microwave, Nespresso, and kettles, along with Ferragamo bath amenities. 

Fees & Extra Costs You Should Know About at Portrait Firenze

Standard fees and taxes should be expected here. 

How to Get a Deal at Portrait Firenze

Book directly with the hotel to score the best rate, guaranteed – plus wifi, early check-in, late check-out (upon availability), and admission to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. The property will offer an additional 10% off if you find a cheaper rate elsewhere. Also, check the special offers tab to take advantage of complimentary breakfast, discounts, and other perks. 

Getting There

In The Neighborhood of Portrait Firenze

Thanks to its prime location along the Arno River, Portrait Firenze is within walking distance to a handful of top attractions such as the Ponte Vecchio, Via Tornabuoni,  Palazzo Vecchio, Pitti Palace, and Piazza del Duomo. 

Nearest Airport to Portrait Firenze

The Florence Airport is about 20 minutes away by car. Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport and Pisa International Airport are both a little over an hour’s drive away. 

Nearest Public Transportation to Portrait Firenze

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Santa Maria Novella, which is the city’s main train station.

The Bottom Line 

For a chic boutique stay within walking distance of Florence's top attractions, Portrait Firenze is by far your best bet.