Glass discovers the Soprarno Suites in Florence

AT a time when the pound has taken a tumble against the mighty Euro, all is not lost. For those wanting to visit the magical city of Florence and to catch up on some culture before the holiday season, the Soprarno Suites, a member of the HIP Hotel collection, could be just the ticket.

the-ponte-vecchio-bridge-florence_er_4The Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence

This 16th century former palazzo, located a mere five-minute stroll away from the Ponte Vecchio Bridge, is home to 10 quirky suites, many featuring stand-alone baths, floor-to-ceiling windows and original ceiling painted frescoe. Furniture in each room is sourced from flee markets and antique shops from around the world, giving an eclectic and individual flavour to each room.

The quirky shabby chic décor reflects the hugely artistic internationally acclaimed owner, uber-talented calligrapher and graphic designer, Betty Soldi, who runs a small shop selling her exquisite wares bang opposite the Soprarno Suites entrance.

Morning room area at Soprarno Suites, FlorenceMorning room area at Soprarno Suites, Florence

It’s perfect for those who prefer the privacy of an apartment suite to a busy hotel, as long as you can manage without room service after 4.00pm. Upon rising in the morning a buffet breakfast filled with Danish pastries, croissants, cereal and freshly ground coffee awaits hungry guests in the morning room area on the first floor, where a couple of welcoming and knowledgeable staff are on hand to advise where to go and what do see in this culture-laden city.

by Amanda Bernstein
Soprarno Suites, via Maggio, 35, 50125 Florence, Italy.

Prices start from €250 for a Superior Room per night



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