In the 15th century it was the country home of aristocratic Florentine families, in the 19th century it was the artistic workshop of the Macchiaioli painters: today, Ville sull’Arno is a relaxing boutique hotel located on a bank of the River Arno, very close to Florence’s old-city centre. Ville sull’Arno, is now reopening its doors after careful conservative restoration and today represents the expression of what is a unique model of hospitality: the warm and embracing hospitality of a Historical city residence, with swimming pool and garden, overlooking the River Arno.

Ville Sull’Arno is located in the Bellariva Quarter. A pleasant 20-minute walk along the bank of the river Arno brings you to Ponte Vecchio, only a few minutes from the historical Santa Croce quarter of Florence.

Wedding Reception

There are a choice of areas where you can have your beautiful intimate wedding reception:

– In the restaurant, which has a blend of indoor and outdoor areas.

The Botanical gardens beside the pool. The outdoor swimming pool, just like those to be found in aristocratic historical homes is surrounded by botanical gardens, has a whirlpool area to enjoy a relaxing break with view of the Arno River.

In the Winter Conservatory, in direct contact with nature, an ideal spot for small get-togethers and wedding receptions.

In the Secret Garden, an enchanting place with native aromatic plants, flowers, sculptures and rediscovered artefacts.


The 45 bedrooms of Ville sull’Arno take their inspiration from the magic context of which they are part and from their ties with the Tuscan environment, both as regards choice of materials and colours, and differ in terms of type and theme depending on their location in the three villas making up the hotel.

The three Villas, each express a different period of the history of this charming venue:

The Villa, a tribute to history, with its Renaissance guise.

The Artist’s Lodge, with view of the river, the garden and the swimming pool.

The Small Villa, modern style, overlooking the river.

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