My husband and I stayed 4 nights at Porta Faenza in August and were so impressed with the place, we can't wait to recommend it! Not only was the rate fantastic, but everything about the hotel and service exceeded our expectations. It's only a 5 min walk from the train station, the staff was always extremely friendly and ready to help and the hotel itself was darling. The included breakfast in the cute little breakfast room was a great way to start the day and the free internet was beyond convenient. Our room was spacious, clean and the air conditioning worked great (and it was upper 90s our entire stay). All of the major sights (Duomo, Ponte Veccio, etc.) were a short walk from the hotel. The San Lorenzo market is huge and only a couple blocks away. It was a great place to buy souveniers. Wish we would have purchased more there b/c they had great deals and better selection than Rome, Venice or Paris. Restaurant Nerone - just down the street was fantastic. Huge inside and great food - check it out! I booked this without having been to Italy before or really knowing what to look for and I would definitely stay again! Thanks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Porta Faenza is situated in Via Faenza - one of the earliest medieval streets in Florence - near Porta Faenza, a gate in the fifteenth-century city walls. It was created in 1997 through the restoration and conversion of Palazzo Pegna, the old residence of a family of merchants, whose original structure has been kept intact. Porta Faenza was part of the city walls and was situated at the end of what is up till now called Via Faenza. It has been so called not for being placed towards the town in Emilia, but from the name of the Nuns from Faenza, who had their convent in the neighbourhood once. Between 1534 and 1537 Porta Faenza was joined to the Fortezza da Basso without being demolished: by watching attentively you can still distinguish its squared profile in the central bastion towards the city or its arch from the inside of the fortress. The Hotel will make you savour the warm atmosphere of the old-time Florentine houses: the tile floor, the exposed beams, the old tools scattered everywhere, together with all the comforts will make it your ideal home in the old Florence. The Hotel Porta Faenza is centrally located, very close to the main railway station (Santa Maria Novella), to Palazzo dei Congressi (the Conference Centre) and to the Fortezza da Basso. The most interesting monuments and museums in Florence are within easy walking distance. For being situated in a pedestrian precinct, the Hotel is a quiet and pleasant place, the ideal point of departure for you to discover Florence and its artistic and cultural life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porta Faenza Florence
- Porta Faenza Hotel Florence