Fans of author Dan Brown will no doubt dig into his just-released novel Inferno, which — in the spirit of The Da Vinci Code — investigates the secrets behind Dante’s epic poem, Divine Comedy. And we bet many of those hooked readers also will be newly inspired to visit the Italian city in which the story unfolds — Florence.
Enter The Lungarno Collection. To celebrate Inferno’s release, the hotel group is offering a special Inferno package starting May 20 that includes a two-night stay at one of its plush Florence-area properties — Hotel Lungarno, Gallery Hotel Art, Lungarno Suites or Continentale — plus a three-hour guided tour of the city that traces protagonist Robert Langdon’s footsteps. Stops along the tour include the Uffizi Gallery, The Bell of Badia, Palazzo Vecchio and House of Dante. In addition, you’ll have free entry to the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum to explore the legendary shoe manufacturer’s various historical photographs and design sketches, as well as enjoy a daily breakfast at your hotel of choice.
The hotel selection is quite good, too. Hotel Lungarno’s balconies overlook the Arno River and nearby Ponte Vecchio. Hotel Lungarno’s art collection also includes works by Pablo Picasso. The Gallery Hotel Art’s top-floor, contemporary suites provide sweeping views over Florence, and the hotel art gallery features work by sculptor Alberto Reggianini. Lungarno Suites also overlooks the Arno and Ponte Vecchio, but its 44 studios and suites have the added amenity of a fully equipped kitchenette. Continentale’s modern rooms are appointed with pristine white sofas, curtains and bed linens, and its rooftop deck is a great place to enjoy morning yoga and take in an amazing view of the city.
Photos Courtesy of Hotel Lungarno, Gallery Hotel Art and Continentale