This is an interesting location. There is some info that Pensione Quisisiana was the movie location. The pensione was closed in 1993 after a car bomb had destroyed parts of the building ad the area on 27th May of the same year. Nowadays Hotel deli Orafi is situated in the the same building.
But the scene in the room to which the movie owes its title must have been on the other site of the river. In the previous scene the river Arno can be seen as Lucy looks out of the window. You can also recognize the buildings on the other site including the tower of Palazzo Vecchio and the famous Dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Flore.
If you take a good look at the buildings in the background of the movie still with Lucy and George you can see they must be straight across from Lungarno degli Archibusieri 16 and in a room several stories high… so it must be a place on Via de’ Bardi. And no, they did not use special effects for this one…
Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Sands
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?