Travel Blogs from Florence
... floor of Einstein's old apartment for an Aperol Spritz before heading on to lunch in a beautiful restaurant called Essort - which is housed in the former embassy of the United States of America!! Essort is a beautiful restaurant, great food and welcoming and friendly service. Delicious meal comprised of seared tuna, followed by rack of lamb and quail breast, and finally a delicious cheese course. All of this was washed down with a very nice Italian red ...
... space. With the run up the hill on the other side of the Arno River, I had around 40 floors on the fitbit – after Duomo, I’ve only got about 80. 40 stories, that’s all ;)
(Lizzie again) Once we met up again, we headed to the Baptistery of Saint John, but the line was really long. We decided to listen to Rick Steve’s Renaissance Walking tour on my iPod. We viewed the famous doors on the Baptistery, saw the Bell Tower, got to see ...
... with the long wait in the serpentine line to get into the Colosseum but we finally made it. It was wondrous!!! All I had to do was close my eyes for a second and I was transported back to the Colosseum in its full glory. I had translated so many stories that took place there in my Latin classes. And to think of its grandeur, that it was built so many years ago and what a feat it must have been with the lack of technology. Wow! After much time there (I'm pretty sure I was the ...
... br> When one piece of home left, it was only a couple days before another arrived. On just my fifth day in Florence, my boyfriend Adam came to visit and words cannot even express how great it was to see him. He had already been in Israel for a month and the transition from seeing him all the time to not at all was definitely a shock for me. A long distance relationship takes work, but the moment I saw ...
Well classes have begun so the free time is definitely less. However, it is nothing like Daemen, thank god! I have two classes on Mondays. The first is the Holocaust class, which would be interesting and easy no matter what because I have taken so many classes that focus on it. Well things got even better when I got to class! The book we have to read and do our final paper on for 20 percent of the class's grade is on the book ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Porta Faenza Florence
Absolutely Wonderful Hotel
Hotel Porta Faenza was fantastic. It has an incredible location, close to the train station, and close the the sights. The hotel is beautiful and their staff was outstanding. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, and the bathrooms much bigger than typical in Europe. The staff made the stay. They knew us by name almost the moment we walked through the door. We only stayed two nights and wished we could stay more. We
had a problem twice with our room key and had someone up to fix it literally in 45 seconds. We highly recommend this hotel.
Very friendly, warm atmosphere
We stayed in this lovely hotel for just one night when visiting Florence. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Location was great, not far from train station but a safe area, with a short walk to main attractions. Room was lovely and clean. I would definitely recommend staying in this hotel.
Loved this hotel!!!
Stayed here July 11th, 12th and 13th 2004.
Very charming Hotal. Staff is very nice . Ask them where to eat. They gave us great places to eat. Room was very big but we did share with another couple. It had one king bed, one twin bed and a pull out bed. I wish they could have at least had another twin bed in the room instead of the pull out bed. But it was okay. The bathroom was very nice and had lots of room. Breakfast was great. It is next to the train station. There is a laundry mat down the street a block or two and a place to use the internet next to it. The internet place is across from the hostle and you can use the phones in there to call home for 15 cents a minute. Which we did. Florence was our favorite palce to stay. The city is calmer and we loved the hotel.
Very comfortable, pleasant hotel
stayed June '04 booked on internet
2 blocks from train station
huge room with big bathroom
close to everything...all of Florence main attractions are within a 15 minute walk
Charming and friendly hotel!!
This is a very charming hotel in a good location. It is near the train station (which has its positives and negatives - a little seedy at night). The rooms are really big though and we had our one & only king sized bed here. The bathrooms are big (compared to most Euro hotels). I would definitely stay here again next time. They have great breakfast and excellent cappucino!!
The Porta Faenza was recommended to me by colleagues from Wake Forest University, who bring a group of students there every summer. We needed one large room for five (me, my wife and three daughters). The bilingual desk clerk was very accommodating in booking and confirming the reservation by phone. And the hotel -- just a short walk from the train station -- exceeded our expectations in comfort, cleanliness, hospitality and convenience. We even had a lovely view of Giotto's Tower and the dome of the Medici Chapel from our spacious third-floor room. We stayed six nights and have nothing but praise for the hotel and its staff. The location was the best. A cafe next door on the left, an internet cafe on the right. Two blocks from the outdoor markets.
We stayed in this hotel in December 2002, found it on the Internet for a great price. The hotel, located walking distance from the train station and reasonably close to most monuments, was convenient with regards to location. The room was very clean, quiet, modern, nicely furnished and comfortable. The continental breakfast was quite decent offering fruits, cereals, breads, meats, cheeses, juices, fresh espresso and cappucino! The staff was helpful and nice. We only had two complaints: 1) Due to the new central heating system we were unable to control the temperature for ourselves and it was a bit chilly in our room, and 2) The European shower head issue- one must shower while sitting in the tub and there is no curtain; kind of a drag considering it was a bit cold. Overall, we recommend this hotel and would certainly stay on our next visit.P.S. For a tasty, authentic and affordable dinner just a couple of doors down try Trattoria Enzo e Piero (Via Faenza 105); also one of the best tiramisu's we've ever had!