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Dodged the many local roadworks on a very hot day to get to this location only to be told it is not open to the public! Apparently it is used as a convention/trade fair centre by business and not an historical attraction - should have...More
I attended a European conference at the Fortezza during a very hot July weekend. The aircon worked well, thank goodness, and there was plenty of space for the 1,000 attendees.
Catering was abysmal - no options for celiac sufferers or vegetarians - this is probably...More
Rooms are icy cold and several are very dark. Very few toilet facilities. There are no taxi stands around. No nice cafe nearby or in the venueBy sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!
The Forte is a very historical venue. The 5th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies was held 9/25-9/29. The venue is great for large meetings and close to everything in historical Florence.
Here for a conference - impressive historical surroundings & smart & efficient staff. Location very satisfactory, good selection of room sizes from main hall down to seminar rooms. So central, which is a joy. It's about 15 minutes amble from Santa Maria Novella & about...More
Went, wasn't open so left. No signs stating where the entrance was so ended up walking almost around the whole darn thing. Don't bother consuming unless you like disappointment. Spent a little while in the park next to it where they actually have a fountain...More
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.