Global Bash: Italy’s Lungarno Collection

Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world. Paired with high fashion, amazing historical beauty and architecture, and a level of luxury seldom rivaled, Italy is the ultimate spot for a single girl’s send-off into married life.

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What bachelorette wouldn’t want to celebrate with her girls in Italy?

The Lungarno Collection of hotels in Florence and Rome offers the perfect Italian getaway — it is almost impossible to put into words how luxurious and lavish this collection is (but, we’ll try).

The Lungarno Collection: An Overview

“Traditionally Italian, yet beautifully international,” best describes the Lungarno Collection, which includes the Hotel Lungarno, Continentale, Villa le Rose, and Gallery Hotel Art in Florence, and the Portrait Suites in Rome.

Each of the Lungaro properties is inspired by the style of fashion icon Salvatore Ferragamo, a staple in Italian fashion and luxury. His style is evident in each property’s design; each location is furnished to his impeccable level of luxury, providing a truly unique experience for any bachelorette.

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Hotel Lungarno

Situated in the heart of Florence, the location of the Hotel Lungarno is truly unmatched. Its located right next to the Ponte Vecchio and close to shopping and attractions. For the bachelorette who wants to be surrounded by art and culture, the Hotel Lungarno is the place she can call her home away from home.

Home to the most extensive contemporary art collection in Florence, the Hotel Lungarno is perfect for the artistic bachelorette who also enjoys fine dining. The hotel’s restaurant Borgo san Jocopo, one of the finest in Florence, boasts views of the River Arno, an extensive wine menu of over 500 prestigious labels, and original creations from chef Beatrice Segoni.

Every menu is based off of the purest local ingredients and includes original interpretations of Tuscan and Italian Cuisine. Your bachelorette party will NOT want to miss the chance to dine here! Entrees start at around 30 euros and a gluten free menu is also available.

Continentale

The Continentale is loaded with luxuries that are perfect for bachelorette parties — and its location is perfect for any fashionista. Fashion-forward bachelorettes staying at the Continentale — or any of the Lungarno properties — will want to visit Turnabuoni Street.

Turnabuoni Street is a must for shopping at luxury stores and boutiques, like the famous Ferragamo store.

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After a full day of shopping, indulge in the ultimate Italian luxury with a visit to the White Iris Beauty Spa by Daniela Steiner. The two-hour Sublime Feet treatment ($240) may be just what the bachelorette needs before an amazing night out in Florence.

The icing on the Continentale wedding cake, though, is its Sky Lounge. The views from this rooftop bar are worth the transatlantic flight.

Kick-off the celebration with a cocktail, then descend into the Florence nightlife on the streets below. In the morning, rejuvenate with yoga back on the rooftop.

Gallery Hotel Art

The Gallery Hotel Art is a contemporary collection of suites and rooms in the center of a city where art, style and those who want to “see and be seen” come together. Terraces from the suites overlook a quiet courtyard, the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio – truly a stunning and romantic view.

Book signings, vernissages, and other special events often take place at the Gallery Hotel Art, making it exactly the place to be seen in Florence.Luxurious European Getaways

The Gallery Hotel Art is also home to the Fusion Bar and Restaurant, known as a favorite Florentine hangout. Fusion is the perfect place for the bride and her girls to start off the night with some amazing sushi, sashimi and maki.

The unique menu journeys through the Mediterranean Sea, Thailand, China and America, and the extensive cocktail list, maintained by barman Karim, complements both the exquisite surroundings and the unique palatal experience Fusion delivers. We recommend the Lychee Collins or the StrawPepper Martini.

Villa Le Rose

Perfect for spring or summer bachelorette stays, the Villa La Rose is the ultimate getaway. It is absolutely one of the most stunning places to stay in the Chianti Hills of Florence — pictures don’t do it justice

The Villa consists of six suites, a swimming pool, extensive gardens and a gorgeous terrace, where meals are often served.

The Villa also includes a concierge service. With a chef, manager, butler and waiter already on premise, a personalized assistant can help arrange transportation and relaxing services, plan menus or nights out, all from within the villa.

If the Italian countryside and a romantic getaway seem perfect for your bachelorette, consider the Ville La Rose. Downtown Florence is merely a limo ride away so your bride-to-be gets the best of both the country and the city during her stay.

Portrait Suites

Prefer Rome to Florence? Located above the Ferragamo store in Rome, Lungarno’s Portrait Suites are designed to show its guests luxury in the heart of Italy’s capital. Bachelorettes can experience all Rome has to offer whilst staying in one of its most luxurious hotels, modeled in soft tones after the classic 1950’s style.

Luxury Bachelorette PartiesThe terrace, located on the top floor of the suites, provides the most elegant backdrop for cocktails, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Private parties, of course, are always accommodated.

For nearby dining, the suite’s concierge can provide recommendations,  place reservations, and even call ahead to ensure special dietary needs are met for the bride and her bashes.

Portrait Suites also offers something truly unique: a lifestyle team to cater the Rome experience for the bachelorette party. Art tours, cooking classes, a Ferrari tour, and a European soccer match are just some of the options available for an event she’ll never forget.

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The Lungarno Collection provides a level of luxury, attention to detail, gorgeous styling and an overall experience that is perfect for any bride. Not only are Florence and Rome two of the top destinations in the world, but the Lungarno Collection is the perfect complement to any Italian adventure, no matter what the bride likes to do.

All of the properties are absolutely amazing so you really can’t go wrong no matter which one you pick. If you chose one of the properties in Florence, you can enjoy the others there as well — all the properties in Florence are located close together.

Dine at the Hotel Lungarno, take yoga at the Continentale, see and be seen at the Hotel Gallery Art, retire to the countryside at the Ville la Rose.

The rooms in the Hotel Lungarno, Continentale and Gallery Hotel Art start in the low $200s per night for a classic double room. The Portrait Suites start at the mid $500s per night for a weekday and mid $600s per night for weekends. For further information about pricing and reservations, and for pricing at the Ville La Rose, please email reservations@lungarnocollection.com. All prices are subject to change based on availability, season and current special deals, which are located on each property’s site under “Special Offers.”

To plan your bride’s Italian bachelorette bash, visit  www.LungarnoCollection.com.

This post was written by BASHelorette writer Elisabeth Berman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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