Venture into a renaissance of romance this Valentine’s Day with a dreamy stay at La Gemma Hotel
Situated in arguably Florence’s suavest neighbourhood, the artistic and boutique haven of La Gemma Hotel will immediately dazzle you within its 19th century palazzo setting.
Florence celebrates lovers with a flourish each February, and amorous stories of its ancient residents – Dante and Beatrice – come alive.
La Gemma Hotel is invitingly intimate for the romantic Valentine’s occasion. From its historical exterior, inside lies a charmingly decadent art deco scene that sings of elegance and cosiness, and where you’re swept back to a jazzy, golden age of travel.
Romantic gestures can be arranged on request, from a vibrant bouquet of flowers and chocolates upon arrival to exclusive city experiences.
Spend quality time together at the Allure Spa, a soothing subterranean haven of wellness where you can unwind with bespoke couple’s spa treatments, including deep tissue and hot stone massages.
Roam the streets of Florence hand-in-hand, stopping off at profound architectural delights, such as the famous Duomo, or gorgeous gardens, including the city’s green lung of Boboli Gardens with its majestic fountains and sculptures, or the whimsical gardens of Villa Bardini.
Dip into Florence’s delicious pasticcerie to share a cake or dessert.
Several of the city’s renowned museums, such as the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Gallery host special Valentine’s events. Even when they don’t, it’s easy to lose yourself and find a bonding moment in the midst of prolific masterpieces of the Renaissance.
Venture to Piazzale Michelangelo in time for sunset, where you can breathe in a perfect panorama over the Tuscan capital, perhaps to a soundtrack of a local musician, before wandering back down to the historic centre.
Then it’s time for what every Valentine’s Day deserves: a gourmet romantic dinner! And where better than at LUCA’s by Paulo Airaudo?
Tuck into an innovative menu of reimagined Italian cuisine from the celebrated Michelin-starred chef Paulo Airaudo, which has already received a positive and highly-acclaimed reception since it opened earlier this year.
You can settle down for the night in your sumptuous room, which features a handcrafted king-size bed with Italian bedlinen, a silk feature wall, velvet-upholstered furniture, and an opulent marble ensuite bathroom.
Your Florentine Valentine’s stay at La Gemma Hotel awaits!
Cavalieri 6R, 50123, Firenze (IT)