Known as the jewel of the Italian Renaissance, Florence is renowned for its art, history and romantic settings. You can now experience a true Florentine sunset from the rooftops of the Continentale Hotel, a member of Design Hotels. The hotel’s newly refurbished rooftop terrace bar, La Terazza, is the ideal setting for guests to relax, indulge in a cocktail or two and enjoy the beautiful Florentine skyline as it turns into hues of orange and pink. After an evening on La Terazza, guests can retire to the Continentale’s newly upgraded junior suites to slip into an Italian dream. Room rates start from €330pp per night.
The Continentale Hotel is a 43-room luxury boutique hotel owned by the Ferragamo family, located in the historical centre of the Tuscan city of Florence. As well as offering a stunning view across the Ponte Vecchio, the Continentale’s junior suites boast the latest in luxurious comforts including deluxe beds with the finest Italian linen and personalised iPads. The rooms exude decadence – a beautiful white flowing curtain wraps the bed, a handmade leather trunk that can also be used as a desk is off-set by blonde wood furniture and oak floors. Black and white photographs of Florence in the 1950s and 60s adorn the walls. Other in-room facilities include a personal techno gym and yoga mat so guests are able to keep up their fitness regime during their stay. www.designhotels.com/hotels/europe/italy/florence/continentale