Elegant villa with a wow factor close to the city – 5 star – Florence

Those after a truly authentic Italian experience steeped in luxury and opulence need look no further than this secluded 5* elegant villa with a wow factor close to the city. Courtesy of Top Secret Hotels, customers can unlock unbeatable discounts on the hotel’s traditionally furnished double en-suite guest rooms which all feature a flat screen LCD TV, free high speed Wi-Fi, whirlpool-style bath, complimentary luxury toiletries and a fully-stocked minibar. This exceptional Secret Hotel guarantees its guests’ comfort and convenience by offering a 24 hour concierge, gift shop, night porter, valet parking and currency exchange. Guests may take full advantage of the warm Italian sunshine by cooling off in the hotel’s heated outdoor pool with terrace area or having a quiet moment in the beautiful decorative gardens.

Enjoying a tranquil location on the Arno River’s west bank in the Bellosguardo district of Florence, this exclusive Top Secret Hotel is perfect for those after some rest and relaxation in this picturesque setting of cypress trees and unique Renaissance architecture. Just a stone’s throw from the hotel are the world famous Boboli Gardens, one of the city’s must see attractions. A place in which to relax and unwind, the Boboli Gardens is a large park featuring a collection of 18th century sculptures, Roman antiquities and picturesque lakes and water fountains to enjoy. Whilst visiting the gardens, tourists may wish to explore the Pitti Palace, the Renaissance mansion to which the gardens surround. Fully open to the public, the palace houses several art collections and preserves the legacy of the Medici family, the former owners of the grand house.

Hotel guests can make the short journey across the Ponte Vecchio bridge to the historic city centre in order to explore the city’s most popular landmarks. Just north of the river is arguably Florence’s most symbolic sight, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore or Florence Cathedral. World famous for its vast dome and stunningly intricate frescos and façades, Il Duomo is one of Tuscany’s most visited attractions.

From the Piazza del Duomo the famous Uffizi Gallery is just a few minutes’ walk away. Regarded as one of the world’s finest and oldest art museums, the Uffizi is home to iconic masterpieces by the likes of Caravaggio, Titian, Botticelli and Da Vinci. Attracting millions of visitors each year, the gallery is extremely popular especially during the summer months and visitors are advised to book tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment and long waits.