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Porta Faenza

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Chicago, IL
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3 reviews
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12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2006

We just got back from our honeymoon in Italy and spend 4 nights at Hotel Faenza and loved it. The staff was very nice, they recommended a day trip of wine tasting to Chianti that was the highlight of our trip, and the hotel was clean and quiet. Free internet was a plus, breakfast was good, and location was good...

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Staffordshire
Reviewed 18 May 2006

Just returned from a great trip to Florence staying four nights at the hotel Porta Faenza. I booked this hotel after viewing many reviews and reports mostly on tripadvisors. The hotel is an easy walk from train or bus stations, main attractions are also easily reached by foot from the hotel. On checking in, the room we were given on...

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9Thank Aljanon
Chicago
Reviewed 4 May 2006

A great value , free internet access, great breakfast, clean quaint rooms. Hotel staff extremely courteous and helpful. Very close walk from the train station. My husband and I thought this was an overall a wonderful experience. We'll suggest this hotel to everyone visiting Florence!

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New Jersey, USA
Reviewed 8 April 2006

I chose this hotel based on the reviews from TripAdvisor and I couldn't have been happier. This hotel actually turned out to be one of my most favorite hotels on my whole Italy tour. The service is great, I loved the way the hotel was decorated and even better, the free internet in the lobby! The concierge even set me...

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Wynnewood, PA
Reviewed 7 April 2006

We satyed at the Porta Faenza for two nights, March 27th and 28th. We had an outstanding experience. The hotel is lovely, with a nice sitting area in the lobby where you can enjoy a cappucino after a day of sightseeing. There is also a computer available for guests to use the internet. Our room was extremely large, even by...

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Hartford, CT
Reviewed 6 April 2006

Our family of four stayed at the Hotel Porta Faenza in Florence during March 2006. We were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness and cleanliness of the room and the stylish modern furnishings (bathroom as well). Staff was pleasant and very knowledgable about surrounding area and history. Excellent location within walking distance of the train station and hotel parking (reasonable daily...

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2Thank PonteHartford_CT
Albuquerque
Reviewed 28 March 2006

My wife and I stayed at the Porta Faenza March 22 & 23. We felt the hotel had great service, good location and the free internet was very helpful as well. The room was very clean and comfortable. The hotel staff always greated us with a smile and arranged for a walking tour of Florence for us. We would recommend...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 22 March 2006

We stayed at the Porta Faenza for several days in December/January during our honeymoon. We even cancelled our last two days in another city to return to the Porta Faenza in Florence before going back to the U.S. because we loved it so much! We booked through Venere and got a great deal (about $40 below the published rate) but...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 9 March 2006

My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Italy. I had booked all of our hotels online, relying largely on the reviews of others. I just prayed that we would not be disappointed, as we feel that lodging contributes as much to a good travel experience as food, sightseeing, shopping, etc. Our hotel in Florence--Porta Faenza--turned out to...

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Reviewed 28 February 2006

Traveled to Florence with a group of friends and stayed at this lovely hotel in February. The location of this hotel in Firenze was excellent. It was central to all of the major sites in the city and only one block from the Santa Maria Novella train station. The room was large and faced the street. Noise from the street...

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Staying in San Lorenzo

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about Porta Faenza

Address: Via Faenza 77n, 50123, Florence, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence > San Lorenzo
Price Range: $105 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Porta Faenza 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Porta Faenza Hotel Florence
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#63 Romantic Hotel in Florence
#77 Family Hotel in Florence
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“there was no noise as the windows were solid and double.I had a view unto the Via Faenza and no problem at all”
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“Our room was on the ground floor that allowed for the small patio outside.”
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