Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

While Embracing Its Rich Historic Past, The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze In Florence, Italy Offers Guests The Finest In Luxurious And Modern Amenities

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In a centuries-old European country anointed with beauty and intrigue, this lavish hotel rich with historic sights and sounds, provides the superior amenities of a modern-day, 5-star resort, yet transcends time in an elegant, Old World setting. The Four Seasons Hotel Firenze in Florence, Italy, is part of the renowned Four Seasons chain of the world’s finest hotels. Now considered a “metropolitan oasis,” the magnificent property was once a 16th-century renaissance palace of Florentine nobles named “Palazzo Scala Della Gherardesca,” before joining the Four Seasons family in 2008. The exquisite 710,000-square-foot property with a one-acre, lush private park has been restored with period architectural details, frescos and regal interiors with furnishings by famed interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.

Whether a stay in the 500-year-old main house or the 16th-century converted convent, “Conventino,” each of the elegantly appointed, 72 guest rooms and 22 suites, many surrounded by private gardens or views of the Palazzo’s courtyard, are designed to feel welcoming and comfortable. Created in soft traditional or brightly hued palettes with walls adorned in charming streetscapes, classical art, friezes and hand-painted sculptures mingle with modern amenities such as spacious vanities with marble, European soaking tubs and ultra-soft duvets.

Indulge in a renaissance-style romantic dinner on the fourth-floor open-air private terrace on the Ponte Vecchio, Florence’s signature arch bridge. Sample authentic flavors with the freshest homegrown ingredients at one of the hotel’s three restaurants and bars that feature traditional and contemporary European cuisine under the direction of Executive Chef, Vito Mollica. Complement your meal with a Tuscan wine from the hotel’s own winery, the centerpiece of its Il Palagio restaurant.

A personal oasis inspired by the beauty of Italy, the spa offers signature services in 10 treatment rooms designed in traditional cream and gold tones. Indulge in a deep-soaking tub crafted from a single piece of pietra serena sandstone or relax in the grand spa couple’s suite with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooks a private garden. The hotel’s outdoor pool, whirlpool, steam room and relaxation lounge enhance the total resort experience. For more information, please call +39 (055) 2626 1 or visit www.fourseasons.com.

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