These 9 Florence Hotels Have the Best Views in the City

Paul Feinstein | June 29, 2018

With rolling hills, lush countryside, and ancient towers rising above the city, there is no shortage of impressive vantage points in and around Florence. Some of the region’s hotels rise above the rest as endless views give Tuscany its well-appointed reputation.


Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

Why it made the list

As the nicest hotel in Florence, it may be surprising that there aren’t any great views of monuments, churches, or landmarks. But don’t fret, the property sits on 11-acres of meticulously landscaped gardens and guests are treated to views of the green space from their rooms.

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Hotel Villa La Vedetta

Why it made the list

Fans of Piazzale Michelangelo are familiar with the south-of-the-river vantage point looking over Florence. But just a few-minutes’ walk away is Villa la Vedetta that not only has the same view, it comes with no tourist crowds or exhaust-spewing buses. The views here are private, quiet, and romantic.

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Il Salviatino

Why it made the list

Another Fiesole property in the hills north of Florence, Il Salviatino is a grand villa on a palatial estate that looks down over the city. After you stop drooling, inside the property is known for its high level of service, great swimming pool, and lux spa.

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Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo

Why it made the list

The Duomo is one of the most spectacular churches in all of Europe and many hotels have views of the legendary building from sharp angles around the city. But Palazzo Niccolini al Duomo is literally next door and the view from the hotel’s window makes you feel like you can touch the famous dome if you just stretch far enough.

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Why it made the list

You wouldn’t know it from the high-walled outside of this boutique hotel, but beyond the gates is one of Florence’s best hidden gems. From the extended terrace of the hotel, guests are treated to views of the largest private garden in all of Europe.

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Hotel Lungarno

Why it made the list

On the south side of the Arno, Hotel Lungarno is a Ferragamo-owned luxury hotel that boasts the best views of the Ponte Vecchio. The views inside aren’t too shabby either as original Picasso’s and Cocteau paintings just casually hang from the lobby walls.

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The St. Regis Florence

Why it made the list

Another five-start spot, The St. Regis hugs the north side of the Arno River and rooms with balconies are treated to glorious sunsets that reflect off the water. An outdoor patio on the river is also a relaxing hangout for late afternoon sips.

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Belmond Villa San Michele

Why it made the list

Opposite Bellosguardo Hill north of the walled city is the mountain town of Fiesole where majestic properties like Villa San Michele lord over the land. This posh five-star accommodation is one of the most romantic places in Tuscany with sweeping views from foliage hidden rooms.

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Torre di Bellosguardo

Why it made the list

Atop the Bellosguardo Hill just outside the south walls of the city, the famous tower that hovers over Florence is from a 13th Century converted villa that’s now a privacy-minded luxury hotel. Views stretch down into the city but also way beyond as you can see the hills of Fiesole on the north side of Florence as well.

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