Palazzo Magnani Feroni
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It was raining off and on during the drive over to Florence. We had a bit of trouble finding the hotel and then the rental car return. The streets are narrow and there is a lot of traffic and pedestrians. If you miss your stop, which we did in both cases, going around the block can be a real adventure. However with both tasks accomplished we took a …
... as to document the restorations made to enable you to appreciate the masterful work that was carried out to renew the art pieces.
Michelangelo's David is housed early in the museum in a beautiful atrium built specifically for it. It towers above the horde of visitors clamouring to get a view of him. The statue, is more impressive in nature. Michelangelo's expertise is evident, depicting David in a pose of quiet contemplation after slaying Goliath. The muscular tone ...
... view of the Florence skyline. Towers, domes, and castle walls stood out among the familiar terracotta shingles, and down below thousands of busy tourists bustled about like ants on a mission from their queen.
12pm - The Fake David
As we made are way slowly through the marathon crowd we came across the Palazzo Vecchio which means "Old Palace" and is the town hall of Florence. This massive, Romanesque palace was ...
... lunch. After lunch the rain let up somewhat and we headed back out to the stores. Susan bought a lovely pair of boots that look amazing with the jacket that she had bought in Monterosso. We make it as far as the Ponte Vecchio when rain threatened and we head for home once again. We had no sooner opened our bottle of Prosecco when the thunder and lightning started up again - cheers, this is a stay in night for us.
... the window to photograph a city that was more like a castle. We then returned to Florence where 14 people joined us for Laura's celebration of her inclusion in the Venice Biennale. Dinner lasted almost three hrs as outstanding food at La Spada was personally served by the owner Giuseppe who is a wonderful man. Today we will be driven by my friend Lidia to her brother"s house in Pistoia. We hope to photograph the town a bit. The weather today appears to be beautiful. ...
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We loved the Palazzo Magnani Feroni. It is one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. It is not cheap, but considering the prices of hotels in Florence, it is reasonable for what you get. Our room was huge, actually a living room with a seperate bedroom. The front desk was very helpful in making reservations. The location on the "other" side of the Arno was still very close to everything. The view from the top floor bar was breath taking. Try the restaurant "Dantes" very close to the hotel. I would highly recommend this hotel.
The cost of a suite was 590 euro or $730/night but the quality of the hotel was two star at best. Our suite was on two levels with stairs between the living room and bedroom. The rooms were dark and dreary with no view. The street noise was loud and a fan rumbled behind the bedroom wall. Floors were brick. The shower flooded the bathroom each day. The elevator did not work. The parking was $43.75 per night and they lost our car for more then one hour. When the car finally arrived back at the hotel someone other then a hotel employee was driving. The stay was a disaster. I would never recommend this hotel at any price.
We stayed at the Palazzo Magnani Feroni in January 2004 and enjoyed it very much. We were travelling with kids of 10,7 and 2 and were concerned that they may not be welcome there, but we needn't have been.The decor is truly palatial, the welcome and service delightful and the location absolutely outstanding. The roof terrace is particularly special and in the summer would be a wonderful place to linger in the evenings.The Palazzo is both intimate and generous, there are not many rooms and the rooms are outstandingly large for Florence.
Absolutely perfect, with the highest possible standards---in the same class as the Connaught in London, but in the context of a small palace in Florence. I spent a week at the Palazzo Magnani Feroni in March, 2004, while in Florence doing some house-hunting in advance of moving there. Everything about this hotel was perfect. I enjoyed a huge suite, where it was a pleasure to waste an hour or two; there were also wonderful public rooms. There are lovely tiled floors everywhere. This is a hotel that could only exist in Florence, unlike many others that could really be almost anywhere. The bedroom linens were especially good. There is a wonderful young staff of considerable intelligence at dealing with complex faxes, messages, and the sort of details that can make a big difference. This hotel will make every other hotel in Europe look second-best.
A friend and I stayed at the Palazzo in August 2003. As much as I had wanted to return to the Excelsior, I could not justify paying the rate.
As good as it gets
Unbeatable. Perfect location, exquisite suites and the warmest of welcomes and service. If you'd like to feel like a well loved member of an aristocratic family, stay at the Palazzo.
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We stayed here in August 2003 for our honeymoon.It was like having our own palace. There are only a few rooms so we never really saw any other guests. The rooftop bar has a beautiful view of the city. We would highly recommend it to anyone.
Very Very Nice
Stayed here 3 nights on arrival in Italy then again one night prior to departure (upgraded as we were returning guests and space was available). Nice to be greeted by name, warm friendly reception, reservations made without hesitation (or cost), genuine hospitality. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful, your choice of many items. The in-room information was accurate for both shopping and restaurants, again reservations made by the front office. Outstanding decor and comfort, would stay here again without hesitation. A most pleasant change from a 'regular' hotel.
We recently returned from Florence, (March 2003) Italy where we stayed at the Palazzo Magnani Feroni. It's like being a guest in someone's grand home. Everything is personalized. You don't feel like an actual tourist in a "hotel", yet the lovely hotel staff will attend your every touristy need! The rooms are clean and very spacious and the feel of the place is very Italian. Breakfast is plentiful. There is nice gym, and the location is fine. A five minute walk to the center. If you're looking for a different kind of experience and don't want to stay in a typical hotel, with the typical small rooms, and large groups of people, this is a wonderful choice. I highly recommend it.
If you want to be treated like royalty, then this is the place for you in Florence. The luxury and service at this 11 suite hotel is beyond any expectation. From choosing the scent of the soap in your room to the champagne and frest fruit delivered on arrival, all the staff went "above and beyond" to ensure our stay was perfect.