How to arrive
From the train station Santa Maria Novella, north exit, take Via Nazionale, go all the way until you reach Piazza dell’Indipendenza. Cross the square and go straight on in Via Santa Caterina d’Alessandria. The hotel is on your left, 15 meters after the square. It takes 10 minutes on foot, 3 minutes by taxi
– From the airport you can take a taxi, the journey time is about 20 ~ 30 minutes.
– You can take the bus that takes you to the central train station of Santa Maria Novella. Then you can reach us on foot (10 minutes). Walk down Via Nazionale to the Piazza dell’Indipendenza. Go along the square, continue straight and enter in Via Santa Caterina d’Alessandria. The hotel is on your left after 15 meters.
From Florence north (“Firenze Nord”):
After leaving the motorway follow the signs to the centre of Florence and the train station Santa Maria Novella. When you arrive at the Fortezza da Basso (Zona Fiera), where the ring begins, keep going straight for the station, then turn right into Via Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, after 100 meters you will find our hotel on your right.
From Florence south (“Firenze Sud”):
After leaving the motorway follow the signs to the center and Piazza dell’Indipendenza and the ring. Walk across the ring road up to Piazza della Libertà. At this point, staying always on the right-hand lane, take Via Lorenzo il Magnifico. Continue until the first traffic light and turn left. At the traffic lights go straight, crossing the Avenue Lavagnini. You will find yourself already in Via Santa Caterina d ‘Alessandria. Our hotel is located approximately 100 meters on your right.
The contracted garage offers a great price to our customers, from € 25.00 for first and second category cars. Valet service is free.
What to see
In his hall we can find works by some of the most important Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli and Pontormo but it is famous for Michelangelo’s sculptures such as David.
The Central Market of Florence (Mercato Centrale) was built at the end of the 19th century. Since 2014, a new space has been opened on the first floor of the structure where it is possible to find a selection of the excellence of Florentine and Italian food
Duomo di Firenze
The Florence Cathedral was the largest church in the world in the 14th century and still today is the third largest church in Europe. The facade is covered with pink, white and green marbles. Inside the famous “Brunelleschi Dome” we can find wonderful frescoes by Giorgio Vasari.
Galleria degli Uffizi
The Uffizi Gallery is undoubtedly one of the most important museums in the world and there is the largest collection of Raffaello and Botticelli, as well as important works by Giotto, Caravaggio and many others.
Fortezza da Basso e Palazzo dei Congressi
Delimited by the ring roads, the “Fortezza da Basso” is one of the most important exhibition spaces in Florence, together with the Palazzo dei Congressi. Here are the most important fairs, congresses, exhibitions, but also exhibitions in Florence.
Palazzo Vecchio is one of the major symbols of the city. It is the oldest bridge and it is said that during World War II, Hitler was also astonished by his beauty that he decided not to bombard him. Above the bridge you can still admire the works of goldsmith’s shops passing through the Vasari Corridor
Located on a hill just off the historic center, from here you can enjoy the most famous panoramic view of the city. Built in honor of Michelangelo, it is a must for tourists but also very popular with the Florentines themselves. Piazzale Michelangelo is a very suggestive destination both day and night when you can admire the city lights.
Giardino di Boboli
It is the garden of the famous Pitti Palace which was the residence of the Medici before being sold to the Lorenza family and then to the Savoy family. It is an example of a typical Italian garden that extends for about 45,000 sqm up to Forte Belvedere. The Garden Museum Circuit also includes the Argenti Museum, the Costume Gallery, the Porcelain Museum and the Bardini Garden
The town of Fiesole, just over 6 km from Florence, rises on a double hill overlooking the valleys of Arno and Mugnone. Being 295 meters above the level of Florence offers suggestive views of the city. In Fiesole you can explore historic museums, beautiful villas and gardens, making it an ideal destination for an afternoon visit.
Florence is an important city for Italian fashion and here we have important fashion brands such as Gucci, Ferragamo and Cavalli. If we want to find the best luxury brands at affordable prices the best place is “The Mall”. Just over thirty minutes drive from Florence, immersed in the Tuscan hills, the “The Mall” outlet will satisfy our desire for shopping!