Convitto della Calza

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Piazza Della Calza, 6, Florence, 50125, Italy

1 Review

Convitto della Calza
Enter dates for best prices
Compare best prices from top travel partners


Satisfaction Poor
Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Rated 26% lower than similarly priced 3 star hotels

Show Prices

Good For Business
  • Families70
  • Couples57
  • Solo0
  • Business77
  • pacific_sol's Profile Photo

    Lodging in a converted convent


    Our stay at the Convitto della Calza was part of a packaged pilgrimage tour that I went on through several countries in Europe in August 2010.

    Our room had two twin beds and bedside tables, a desk, and a small tv mounted towards the ceiling. My first thought upon walking into our room was that the place was very spartan. The only "decor" was a crucifix on the wall and small painting. Otherwise, our room was clean and comfortable. The bathroom was a decent size, with a bidet and standing shower, and there was a hair dryer provided. They still have actual keys to the rooms (as opposed to key cards), and the locks are a little tricky - you have to turn the key several revolutions before you can lock and unlock the door.

    There is A/C in the room, but there is a window in the room and in the bathroom if you would rather have fresh air.

    There is supposed to be wi-fi in the room but I was unable to access it with the password that I had been provided with, so I ended up using their free Internet computer in the lobby. The only caveat was that it was an Italian keyboard, so I had to figure out where some of the keys were.

    Breakfast included croissants, yogurt, cold cuts, cheese, and hard boiled eggs. We were also provided with dinner, which included pasta as a first course, a meat and potatoes/veggies second course, and fruit for dessert. The food was pretty good but nothing really stands out as being memorable.

    There is a nice court yard with chairs where you can lounge after dinner if you like. The hotel is just steps away from the Porta Romana, one of the ancient gates of the city. The Boboli Gardens are also fairly close but we did not get to visit. Convitto della Calza is about a 15 minute walk away from the Ponte Vecchio bridge that crosses the Arno River and from the historic center of the city.

    Unique Quality: The Convitto della Calza was a former convent. There is a chapel on the grounds but I do not believe it is open to the public. We were fortunate enough to have an opportunity to celebrate mass in this chapel. The staff also allowed us to see the "Sala Franciabigio" which used to be the nuns' dining room. There is a beautiful "Last Supper" fresco as well as other paintings inside.


Popular Hotels in Florence

Hotel David

Viale Michelangelo 1, Florence

Show Prices

Grand Hotel Florence

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Piazza Ognissanti 1, Florence

Show Prices

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni

Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Via dei Tornabuoni 1, Florence

Show Prices

JK Place Hotel

Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

Piazza Santa Maria Novella 7, Florence

Show Prices

View all Florence hotels

View all Florence hotels

Latest Florence hotel reviews

Jolly Hotel Florence
159 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 14, 2014
Hotel Demidoff
37 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 31, 2014
Hotel Alexander Florence
58 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 9, 2013
Hotel Morandi Alla Crocetta
129 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 14, 2014
Hotel Balestri
251 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 29, 2014
Suore Oblate dell'Assunzione
21 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 8, 2014
Bernini Palace by Baglioni Hotels
430 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 18, 2014
Hotel Spagna
59 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Sep 29, 2013
Casa Rabatti
50 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 8, 2014
Campeggio Michelangelo
117 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Feb 2, 2014
Casa Santo Nome di Gesu
51 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Aug 28, 2013
Bonciani Hotel
79 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 29, 2014
Il Salviatino
310 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Mar 31, 2014