Our B&B is situated on the edge of the old historical centre, in Via degli Artisti, next to Piazzale Donatello, at 5 minutes walk from the railway station ‘Campo di Marte’. It is less than 1 km from the Stadium ‘Artemio Franchi’, from the sports area ‘Campo di Marte’, where all sport events are held as well as music concerts and other important events.
The swimming pool ‘Costoli’, the athletic stadium ‘Luigi Ridolfi’, the rugby Stadium ‘Padovani’ and the Baseball Stadium ‘Cerreti’ are all nearby.
The area lies in a strategic position and is called ‘Centro storico fuori dai Viali di Circonvallazione’ (“Historical centre outside the ring roads”).
Our location is just a few minutes from the ‘Fortezza da Basso’ where many events are held all year round such us ‘Pitti immagine’ , ‘La fiera dell’ Artigianato’ (Arts & Crafts Trade Fair), ‘Terra Futura’, ‘Danza in Fiera’. We are also near the ‘Palazzo dei Congressi’ (Convention Centre), ‘Piazza della Libertà’ and ‘Piazza Beccaria’.
Before you arrive we can help you to book visits to the Florentine Museums such us the ‘Uffizi’ Gallery, the Academy Gallery and the ‘Cappelle Medicee’ Museum.
We can also advise you about typical restaurants and ‘trattorie’ (small restaurants) where you can taste special Tuscan dishes such as ‘coccoli’, tripe and ‘lampredotto’, ‘ribollita’ and ‘pappa al pomodoro’, ‘gnudi’ made from ricotta and spinach, the delicious potato ‘tortelli alla mugellana’, beef ‘tagliata’ as well as the famous large, thick and succulent Florentine steak.
You can reach us conveniently from the A1 exit at Firenze Sud – , following the directions given: Viali di Circonvallazione (Ring Roads). – Piazza Beccaria – Piazzale Donatello – Via La Farina – Via Masaccio – Via degli Artisti , 12.
If instead you are coming from the exit A1 of Firenze Nord you can follow the indications for: Viali di Circonvallazione (Ring Roads) Fortezza da Basso – Piazza Libertà – Piazzale Donatello – Via La Farina – Via Masaccio – Via Degli Artisti , 12.
N.B. – For satellite navigators: SET THE ADDRESS AT VIA DEGLI ARTISTI, 23
(instead of 12) . We are opposite N. 23. Unfortunately, the navigators make the mistake of taking you further ahead to N. 12 in the red code. In Florence there is a double system of black numbers for homes and red numbers for shops, commercial activities etc.
If you come by train check that you can get off at the station ‘Florence Campo di Marte’. You will reach us in a few minutes on foot : at the station exit turn right, take the first left into Via Benedetto Varchi and then the first right into Via Masaccio, after the third set of traffic lights turn left and you have arrived.
If you are coming from the railway Station of ‘Florence Santa Maria Novella’ we advise you to take the N. 17 bus. Take the left exit from the platforms (near the Pharmacy) and left again alongside the Station building: get off at the ‘Conti’ stop (the stop after ‘Piazza Savonarola’), turn left at the corner and after 50m you will reach our B&B.