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 …
... together in their mutual appreciation of art and style or some other pile of nonsense. In reality, it's just a way for expensive designer stores to make more money because there's a lot of hype and they all stay open until about midnight. There aren't really EVENTS for you to go to, except I guess in a few of the really cutting-edge stores that have exclusive parties and showings and such but they only ever give invites for those. I knew all of this going into it, ...
... also confesses that she has on occasion filled her water bottle with grappa! But all humor aside, Nat expertly gives us a sense of the complex nature of Michelangelo and how he turned a rejected piece of marble into one of the greatest pieces of art known to the world. Once inside the museum, Nat proudly introduces us to her boyfriend and points out the intricacies of this magnificent piece. Nat gives us time to admire David on our own (but ...
It was a pretty cool ride....found a castle on the side of the road...had to do the goat trail to get to it but it was worth it....seems somebody left the front door open....and no one was around...so in we went. Castles always have the best views.....it's good to be the king or prince......but it never ends well LOL. Nothing is for free. No matter where you look here it reeks of history.....
So I picked a pretty good route.....we ended up carving ...
... need not see any other sculpture as it is perfect in proportions, size, symetry and beauty. I must say I was impressed beyond words. In "Good Will Hunting", Robin Williams' character speaks to Matt Damon's character and tells him the following: "So if I asked you about art, you'd probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life's work, political aspirations, him ...
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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.
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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.