Nine fabulous days at Porcillino Gallery. To call this a B&B is a misnomer. If it was designated a hotel it would be rated 5 star. Five beautiful decorated rooms in the heart of Florence, with unsurpassed hospitality by the owner, Alessandra Biachini and her wonderful staff Aldo, Mark, and JR. What a delight to awaken to a full-walled photo of Ava Gardner in our newly remolded immaculate room, complete with every possible modern convenience, Frette linens, and a sparkling contemporary bathroom. Complimentary wine from Alessandra's Chianti vineyard, and hors d'oeurves served daily in the beautiful lobby-lounge. Five weeks traveling Italy, and this was our highlight. Our only regret is that it will likely be impossible to book in the future when the word gets around. We have just retuned home and miss it already. Oh, by the way, breakfast was delicious.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Porcellino Gallery is in the very heart of Florence on the first floor of the 16th century "Palazzo Cavalcanti", in the same Florentine family for meny generations. From the large French door windows, views over the leather market square, Piazza Mercato Nuovo, also known as the Piazza del Porcellino (where the bronze statue of the famous boar is) at a few minutes from the Uffizi Gallery, from Ponte Vecchio and from Piazza della Signoria. Porcellino Gallery has just been renovated in contemporary art and design style. The rooms have been decorated with great attention to quality and comfort, selecting Made in Italy materials and art objects. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Porcellino Florence
- Il Porcellino Hotel Florence