Ville sull'Arno

Location: Florence and Tuscany | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Ville sull’Arno is an elegant, romantic retreat on the banks of the River Arno. Taking inspiration from the rich artistic heritage of Florence, it combines historic charm with modern luxury, and embodies the vibrant spirit of this beautiful city.
Perfect forCouples, art lovers and history buffs looking for a quintessential slice of Renaissance romance.
In the knowVille sull’Arno is housed in a former 15th-century residence of Florentine nobility, while in the 19th century it became a meeting place for artists and intellectuals, including a group of Romantic landscape painters known as the Macchiaioli.

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  • History & Heritage
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview


The five-star Ville sull’Arno is set in pretty olive tree-filled gardens by the River Arno. This is a haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre – but Florence’s many attractions aren’t far away.


The rooms and suites are full of Florentine flourishes such as unique furniture created by Tuscan artisans, and are bedecked in warm woods, wrought iron, Florentine marble and soothing pastel tones of cool river-inspired blue and pastel pink.

The traditional-style rooms in the 15th-century villa overlook the Arno, while the contemporary aquamarine-themed rooms in the Villino Spa come with a Turkish bath or hot tub, and some have terraces looking out over the river. Budding Michelangelos and da Vincis should stay in the Loggia, which celebrates Italian culture, where you’ll find colourful canvases, palettes and brushes hidden in each room, while the colourful themed suites also celebrate the hotel’s artistic heritage.


The Flora & Fauno restaurant offers an innovative and delicious take on traditional Tuscan delights, prepared by expert chefs. If you fall in love with the cuisine (and it’s hard not to), take a cooking class to learn how to recreate the irresistible classics at home.

Before dinner, sip a glass of Italian wine by the river at sunset, or have a poolside drink in the gardens at the English-inspired Dante’s Bar – try the hotel’s refreshing signature cocktail of gin, green tea and tonic, served with mint leaves and lemon zest.


As well as enjoying a swim in the heated pool in the gardens or relaxing on a poolside sunlounger, don’t miss the spa, a hidden gem. Unwind in the wooden hot tub, in the mosaic Turkish bath or with a therapeutic massage, personalised to suit you and utilising ancient healing rituals.

Activities at Ville Sull'Arno

Treat yourself to a private tasting of local wines or a private painting lesson in the riverside Greenhouse. If you can drag yourself away, the many attractions of Florence are nearby. There are bicycles to borrow for a ride along the riverbank and a shuttle service into the city is also available - or it's a 30-minute walk along the river. Cross the Ponte Vecchio and explore the numerous museums and classical palaces.

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Hotel location

The Ville sull’Arno is approximately 25 minutes by car from Florence airport.

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