- This chic Ferragamo property lies close to the bank of the Arno, a few steps from the Ponte Vecchio. Cool and subdued, the Continentale Hotel merges contemporary Italian design with prime tourist positioning. Interiors are classy and modern, staff clad in head-to-toe black and rooms spacious and light-filled, white curtained beds adrift on pale hardwood floors. Flatscreen TVs, wifi and designer bathrooms with Lungarno products fulfill the modern traveler?s requirements for comfort; the stylish terrace bar offering both hip ambience and stunning Florentine views. A block from here tourists will find Palazzo del Popolo and the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo is a ten-minute stroll away and guests need only walk around the corner to join the endless procession of people on the Ponte Vecchio.