Mini Suite Uffizi
Via Osteria del Guanto 5 - Firenze 50122
This is a remarkably cozy studio situated at the second floor of a historic building in the heart of the historic center of Florence, just steps away from the Uffizi gallery and Palazzo Vecchio. The space features a double bed, a fully furnished kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. It’s convenient for a couple for a short stay in the heart of Florence.
This cozy apartment for two features a double bed and a functional kitchenette with a gas cooker and a fridge. This self-contained studio has a private bathroom which consists of a wash basin, a toilet, and a shower with floor drain.
The studio is part of a bigger unit where the owner lives, but at present the two do not communicate, as the door between them is locked and covered. The guests are guaranteed absolute privacy.
The location of the apartment is amazing and couldn’t be more convenient. You are in the heart of Florence, immersed in the vibrant and inspiring atmosphere of the historic city center. The city’s best cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and galleries are all around you! And you are of course only steps away from Florence’s iconic landmarks such as the stunning Cathedral with its ever-famous Duomo and the recently renovated Baptistry. The imposing Palazzo Vecchio is also a stone’s throw away, as are the Uffizi gallery, the Santa Croce square, the picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge and many, many more.
Last but not least, it’s very easy to get to the main train station, Santa Maria Novella. It’s a fifteen-minute walk from your apartment and you can comfortably and cheaply travel to so many destinations!
You won’t get lost with us, as we provide you with a custom map where all the important tourist attractions, supermarkets, as well as a selected number of recommended restaurants and bars are clearly indicated. The location of your apartment is also clearly marked and we have included some tips which will allow you to experience and enjoy the city like a local.
De la gare Santa Maria Novella
By Taxi: 7,00 - 10,00 € (5-7 minutes)
On foot: Take the left exit from the platforms and turn right into Piazza dell'Unità then go straight on into Via Panzani - Cerretani. Keep walking until you reach the Duomo (Cathedral). Facing the main entrance of the Duomo, turn right into via Calzaiuoli and keep walking until you reach Piazza della Signoria.
Once there, you’ll see the Palazzo Vecchio before you. Walk towards the Palazzo Vecchio and then take the small street to your right, which is Via della Ninna, and keep walking straight ahead into Via dei Neri. Once on Via dei Neri, take the second turning on your right, which is Via Osteria del Guanto. Number 5 is almost at the end of the street, to the right-hand side.
The GPS devices available are usually not up to date so follow these instructions to get to the Garage easily:
As you approach Florence by highway, coming either from Rome (south) or from Bologna (north), take the exit Firenze SUD and keep going straight into Via Marco Polo following the indication for Coverciano - Fiesole until you reach the traffic lights. Then take the left turning into Via Enrico de Nicola following the indications: Viali Circonvallazione-Centro.
Keep going straight ahead through Lungarno Aldo Moro - Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo - Lungarno del Tempio until the end and you will find a large hotel called "Mediterraneo" on your right and traffic lights where you have to turn right but keep to the left-hand side of the road as you take Via Giovanni Amendola.
At the first traffic light turn left in Viale Duca degli Abruzzi keeping to your right-hand side; at the traffic lights, cross Via della Giovine Italia and go straight on into Via dell’Agnolo where you will find the beginning of the ZTL zone. Keep going straight ahead into Via dell’Agnolo, even if the ZTL light is red, until the crossing with Via Giuseppe Verdi, where you keep going straight ahead into a small street called Via Pandolfini. Then take the 4th to your left, which is Via dei Giraldi and turn left again into Via Ghibellina. The parking is about 200 ahead of you, on the left side, right after the “Borghese Palace” Hotel.
Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL)
Florence’s city center is a Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), which means that access to it is restricted, depending on the time of the day, day of the weak, season, etc.
The access to this area is marked with a traffic light:
Green Light = access is permitted
Red light = access is not permitted.
CCTV is installed, taking pictures of all vehicles that enter the ZTL and their plate numbers. Cars with a special permit to enter the zone, which only residents can get, are listed in the ZTL database. All other vehicles entering the ZTL when the light is red will get a fine.
In agreement with the local Police station, the fine will be cancelled if you reach one of the three parking spaces listed here within 3 hours of your access to the ZTL, upon which the staff at the parking will register your car in the system, instantly legalising your entrance into the ZTL.
Garage il Bargello
Via Ghibellina 170 (red)
Tel: +39 055 2381857
No reservation needed
Remember to inform the staff that you are with Firenze Rentals, upon which you will receive a discount and pay €25 instead of 32 (the price is for a standard size car; with bigger vehicles the price may vary)
The fares for 24 hours will be as follow:
From the airport of Florence
By Bus to the main station Santa Maria Novella
When you leave the airport building through the main door, turn right and go straight on until you reach the bus stop, which is ahead of you.
Price one way: 6,00 €
Timing: from 6:00 am till 8:30 pm, busses are running every 30 minutes
from 8:30 pm until 12:30 busses are running every 60 minutes
The taxi stop is on the right side out from the airport’s exit
Price: 20,00 €
Holiday: between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm – 22,00 €
Night time: between 10:00 pm until 6:00 am – 23:00 €
Extra for luggage: 1,00 € for each luggage
Bus From Bologna Airport to Bologna centrale train station
Aerobus is a shuttle service run by TPER, Bologna’s local transport company, connecting Bologna Airport with the city centre and the railway station. It runs every 11 minutes (from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm) every day of the year, making it the most convenient way to reach the train station of Bologna. The first trip from the airport is at 5:30 am, and the last trip is at 12:15 am. The first trip from the railway station is at 5:00 am, and the last trip is at 11:35 pm.
From the Airport to the City Centre/Central Railway Station: passengers may only disembark at the “Pontelungo” and “Ospedale Maggiore” stops; it is not allowed to board at these stops for onward travel to the city centre and railway station.
From the City Centre/Central Railway Station to the Airport: passengers may only board at the “Ospedale Maggiore” and “Pontelungo” stops; it is not allowed to board at previous stops with the intention of disembarking at one of these two stops.
One-way ticket from/to the Airport € 6.00. Tickets can be purchased directly on this website, from the automatic vending machines located in the airport, and in Bologna at the Central Railway Station (at the Aerobus departure point) or at the TPER ticket offices.
Only tickets specifically valid for Aerobus may be used; regular TPER tickets and passes are not valid on Aerobus. A ticket is good for a single trip on Aerobus from/to the airport, and must be validated upon boarding.