Muted glamour from a chic rooftop terrace in Florence as local architect revamps terrace bar at the Continentale Hotel
Local architect Michele Bonan has recently completed a picturesque rooftop terrace bar at the Continentale Hotel (a member of Design Hotels) in Florence. This 43 room luxury boutique hotel is owned by the Ferragamo family, and is located in the historical centre of the Tuscan city. Surrounded by some of Italy’s landmarks including the Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio, the rooftop bar - La Terazza - offers breathtaking 360 degree views.
Paying homage to classic, Italian-style aperitifs, a new drinks menu offers up delicious cocktails to sip while escaping the hustle and bustle of the city below. After an evening of cocktails at La Terazza, guests can retire to the Continentale’s newly upgraded junior suites.
Perched on top of a 13th century medieval tower, Florentine architect Michele Bonan has reinterpreted the glamour of the 1950’s Italian film and fashion scene in his re-design of La Terazza. Mixing white and chrome with soft tones of eggshell and taupe, and a natural wood floor, Bonan has created an atmosphere which blends seamlessly with its ancient surroundings. With the addition of an open fireplace and heated benches the Continentale’s rooftop terrace La Terrazza will be open to welcome guests all year round.
As well as offering a stunning view across the Ponte Vecchio, the Continentale’s junior suites boast the latest in luxury comforts including deluxe beds bearing the finest Italian linen and personalised iPads. Inside the rooms, beautiful while flowing curtains wrap around the bed, a hand-made leather trunk that can also be used as a desk is off-set by blonde wood furniture and oak floors and black and white photographs taken in the 1950’s and 60’s of Florence adorn the walls.