Where we are
HOW TO REACH US:
The Hotel Porta Faenza is located in the old Florence, very close to the main railway station (Santa Maria Novella), to the Conference Centre and to the Fortezza da Basso.
By car from the airport:
From the highway (exit Firenze Nord, or Firenze Sud)or from the airport, follow the indications for 'Centro' and 'Stazione', until you reach the big fortress called 'Fortezza da Basso', drive around and turn right into 'Viale Spartaco Lavagnini', at the first stop-light turn to the right for 'Via Santa Caterina D'Alessandria', continue straight for 'Via Nazionale'. You'll find a crossroad with 'Via Faenza', but the access on your right is prohibited, as it's a one way street in the opposite direction. You have therefore to turn around the block: drive straight on till the end of 'Via Nazionale'; turn right and then turn right again in Adua Square (Lazzi Bus Terminal). Enter 'Via Cennini' in front of you; straight on you'll find 'Via Faenza, turn right (even if the sign say no) and after 30 meters you'll find our hotel. We advise you not to turn off from this route: the access to the old Florence is subject in fact to several restrictions and to telematic control. So be careful and contact us for any questions or in case of unintentional offence.
Public transport from the airport to the railway station:
If you prefer the public transport you can take the shuttle bus SITA, which links the Vespucci airport with the main railway station (S. M. Novella). It takes you about 25 minutes to reach the station. The cost of the bus is approximately 5 Euro per person. The Hotel is within easy walking distance from the station (only 150 metres). The cost of the taxi service from the airport to the station is approximately 20-25 Euro.