EUROPE – ITALY – FLORENCE
A recipient of its fifth star in March 2018, NH Collection’s Firenze Porta Rossa is thought to be the oldest hotel in Italy. It’s complete with a 13th-century tower and ancient frescoes.
The Firenze has an outstanding location in the center of Florence, just a few minutes walk from the famous Duomo and Uffizi Gallery. Its recent renovation has been awarded the prize of “Best Restoration for an Existing Building”, highlighting the way the refurbishment has maintained its historical value.
Welcome to the Firenze
Antique furniture fills the hotel and lobby with velvet sofas, armchairs, and frescoes in addition to the beautiful stained glass ceiling in the grand entry.
On any afternoon, you will find guests of Porta Rossa enjoying a glass of Prosecco in the lobby parlor.
The hotel’s 70 rooms are the epitome of sophistication, fusing old-world charm with modern furnishings. You’ll find a color combination of ivory cream with brilliant red accents. The visuals create a unique style perfectly mixing old charm and contemporary design pieces. Century-old frescoes, which have been carefully restored, are some special features, that add to the already stunning rooms.
Other Recommended Destinations
Porta Rossa is famously known for its exclusive location. It’s an easy walk to iconic sights such as the Ponte Vecchio and the beautiful Piazza della Signoria. The hotel prides itself on its staff and guest relations who are always on hand to make reservations and suggestions about the city’s hidden gems.
Italian art awaits you when you take a tour of the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery. The iconic attraction is a must when in Florence. It’s the resting place for extraordinary collections of paintings and statues from medieval times to the modern era. You’ll find it’s like the most incredible art history class filled with works from Botticelli, Raffaello, Michelangelo, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Shopping and Sweets
If shopping is your hobby :), staying at Porta Rosa is just mere steps away from the luxury boutiques of Via dei Tornabuoni. The boutiques up and down the city streets boast their leather goods and fine fabrics.
Although the hotel does not offer a “restaurant” the buffet and ala carte breakfast served goes unsurpassed with stunning ambiance. The lavish spread includes local specialties such as the Schiacciata Toscana and every item you can imagine – a must!
Journey Beyond Aspen Tip
If you’re planning on staying at the hotel over a weekend, book directly on nh-hotels.com, and sign up for NH DISCOVERY. The membership offers “Lazy Sundays”, which includes a late checkout – free of charge.
For an unforgettable experience…
Journey Beyond Aspen to Florence, Italy, and the Firenze Porta Rossa.