Loft Por Santa Maria
Via Por Santa Maria 6 - 50122 - Firenze
A great Loft in a splendid location right between the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge and Piazza della Signoria. Consists of an open space with a double bed and a living area with a sofa bed for a third guest. Its equipped with a flat screen TV and has a fully furnished kitchen and a bathroom with a shower.
Located on the first floor of a splendid building in the center of Florence, airy and well-lit, our Loft Ponte Vecchio is calm, independent and modern which makes it perfect for all kinds of vacationers.
The space consists of a vast open space with a double bed and a closet for the guests to use, a living room area a convertible sectional sofa which comfortably sleeps one extra guest. This makes it an ideal spot for three people to have a pleasant stay.
The apartment has a Wi-Fi connection. There is also a flat screen TV to chill in front of after an exciting day. You’ll feel comfortable regardless of season, as the space is equipped with air conditioning, heating and has three windows overlooking an internal quiet Piazza.
For those planning to eat in, there is a bar table that comfortably seats Three guests and a functional kitchenette conveniently equipped with the essential appliances such as: an electric oven, a fridge with a freezer, a microwave oven, a Nespresso coffee maker with pods, and various kitchen utensils (pans, plates, spoons, forks, knives…).
There is also an electric kettle to make your tea and a Nespresso machine with a fair amount of pods provided by us to enjoy your morning coffee just as you like it.
The spacious bathroom has everything you need: it features a shower, a wash basin, a toilet, a bidet and a large mirror. There is also a hairdryer. In addition, the apartment is equipped with a washing machine and a practical laundry drying rack.
All the essentials are provided. This comprises: a set of clean hand and body towels, fresh linens for every guest, as well as toiletries such as shampoo, shower gel and soap.
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.
From Santa Maria Train station
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 go straight on until you reach Piazza della Signoria. Then take the last street to your right, which is Via Vacchereccia, and turn left in Via Por Santa Maria.
Number 6 is about 100 meters into the street, to the left-hand side, at the intersection with Via delle Terme and next to a Champion's store. The number of the building is written in black.
It’s worth knowing that in Florence the colours of the numbers matter and while the red numbers are for shops, the blue/black are for apartment buildings.
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)
From the airport of Florence
By Tram line T2 to the main station Santa Maria Novella
When you leave the airport building through the main door, turn left and the Tram stop is right there next to the Arrivals exit.
Price one way: 1,50 € (duration 20 minutes)
From Sunday to Thursday: from 5:06 am till 11:59 pm, trains are running every 5 minutes
Friday and Saturday: from 5:06 am till 1:44 am.
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.