The hotel location is very convenient to the train station. Beware that Google Maps doesn't give the correct location for the hotel address and it sent us the wrong way on Via Forenza from Via Nazionale. The room was nice and big and worked well for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teens). It was reasonably comfortable and quiet. The only comment on the room was that the bathroom was an unusual layout and pretty cramped -- but it did offer separate shower and tub facilities. We had a mixed experience with the front desk staff -- the person on duty when we checked in wasn't overly friendly and was not at all helpful when we asked for recommendations for a quick, late lunch. We later found an awesome little cafe on the corner of Via Faenza and Via Nazionale that we highly recommend. Other than this first experience, the front desk staff was friendly and helpful. In general, a good value and recommendation.
- 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