Either from the South or the North, we suggest you take exit “Firenze SUD”: after the toll, follow the signs for Florence until you cross the Varlungo bridge. After the bridge, turn left towards the city center and continue straight down the Lungarni (Lungarno Aldo Moro, Lungarno Colombo and Lungarno del Tempio) for about 3 Km. When you reach the San Nicolò bridge, you will be forced to turn right down Viale Amendola. From here, take your first left (Viale Duca degli Abruzzi) and then left again down Viale Giovine Italia where you’ll be heading back towards the Lungarni. At the end of Viale Giovine Italia, turn right and continue on this Lungarno to the National Library in Piazza dei Cavalleggeri. Here take Corso dei Tintori. At the end of the street, turn left at the traffic light to head back towards the Lugarno where you will turn right to the Ponte Vecchio. At this bridge, turn right on Via Por Santa Maria and, after 200 m, turn right on Via Vacchereccia where, facing the famous Bar Rivoire, you’ll find the Relais Piazza Signoria.
The Santa Maria Novella Station is located about 1 km from Relais Piazza Signoria. To get to the Relais you can take a taxi or else take the bus towards the Duomo. Either way it will take about 10 minutes, if you take the route described above.
Once you reach Florence ”Amerigo Vespucci” International Airport (10 km form the center), you have two ways of getting to the Relais:
– a taxi will get you directly to the Relais in 20 minutes;
– the “Vola in bus” shuttle service also takes around 20 minutes to reach Santa Maria Novella station. Piazza Signoria can be reached following the directions described above.