Directions to Academy Hostel
Map & Directions
Coming out from the central station of Santa Maria Novella you fill come face to face with a pharmacy , exit left. leaving the station cross the street towards a McDonald branch then right walking down the left side of that street which is called Via Panzani, it will lead you to a square called piazza dell' Unita d'Italia in the center of it is a big obelisk if you see this your on the right track, if not please stop and ask ' IL DUOMO?'.
Continue along Via Panzani, in the direction of the Giant marble cathedral, il Duomo. After a bit, the street will curve to the left and will change names to Via de'Cerretani.
Keep walking on Cerretani and you will see the biggest church you have ever seen in your life. As soon as you reach the corner of the baptistery ( thats the building infront of the Cathedral) almost parallel to the doors of the cathedral you will see a clothing store and big sport store called UNIVERSAL SPORTS turn left and you will find the street Via Ricasoli.
Walk for another 30 meters. ( No we are not the abandoned building you see with a number 9 on it ) We are at number #9 in blue . The Huge Wooden door to your left , just beside the another sport store.
To the right of the big wooden door you will find a bronze plate with our name on it, ring the buzzer and it wil open . !
If you find the door open, walk towards the end of the courtyard and take the stairs on the far end right we are on the first floor.
P.s. You will find the big door close on SAT. & SUN ring the buzzer and walk to the end of courtyard, take the stairs on the far end right we are on the first floor.
TAXI : ,You will find the taxis stationed outside the railway station. It will cost around 10 euros to get to the hostel.
Taxis are stationed in front of the Arrivals terminal or can be called by radio taxi (Phone +39.055.4242/4390/4499/4798).
Taxi journey time from the airport to Florence city center is about 15-20 minutes. Journey cost is calculated by the taxi meter (average cost is 20 Euro).
FROM THE FLORENCE AIRPORT:
There is a bus every half hour that leaves from Florence airport to Florence station.
They start to go at 6am and the last one 11:30pm.
For more information visit http://www.aeroporto.firenze.it
In case you are to arrive by car please contact us by phone or email, indicating from where you will come and we will help you with good indications.
CAR/ MOTORCYCLE - PARKING I FLORENCE : click here for the closest parking to the hostel :
Please when you come into the hostel give us your plate number and the time of your entry into the city. This information is crucial because we have to declare your entry to the motorization of Florence.
Remember that Florence is one of Italy's most heaviest fined city. Don't park inside white lines because those are for residence owners, and for private business. If your gonna park inside any lines make sure its in the blue space and that you pay the parking fee and display the payment and time on the dash board of your car.