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From Santa Maria Novella Station, take bus no. 23 (direction Sorgane or Nave a Rovezzano) and get off at the stop "Hotel Silla, Ponte alle Grazie" the first one crossed the Arno River. The hotel is at Via de’ Renai 5: Google Maps itinerary.
The hotel can be easily reached by super highway A1, Firenze Sud Exit. At the first traffic light, turn left and go straight on until Ponte da Verrazzano, cross over it and turn right along the Arno. Proceed on Lungarno Ferrucci and Lungarno Cellini until reaching the Piazza Demidoff: on the left will be the Via de’ Renai, where at no.5 you will find the Hotel Silla Firenze: Google Maps itinerary.
From the Florence Airport, take a taxi, which will bring you to the hotel in approximately half an hour, or the shuttle service that takes you to the Santa Maria Novella Station. From there follow the indication of the section "By train" (see above).
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The Hotel Silla Firenze is located at Via de’ Renai 5, on the left bank of the Arno, a few minutes walk away from the historic center and just outside of the limited traffic area: the ideal solution for those who don’t want to give up the convenience of having a car, but at the same time want to have easy access to the city.
The strategic position of the Hotel Silla also allows you to easily use the public transportation system (lines: 13, 23, D and C) and tourist bus services (guided tours of the city with the possibility to use the service for 24 hours with the same ticket) to quickly reach the main destinations in the historic center, from the shopping streets and the typical artisan boutiques, to the irreplaceable historic and artistic points of interest.
Only a few steps away from the hotel (a one minute walk) you can reach the Ponte alle Grazie: once you have crossed the bridge, you find yourself in the center of the architectural structures and works of art that have made Florence famous all over the world.
Or in less than 5 minutes walk you can arrive at the Ponte Vecchio on the Arno (the oldest bridge in Florence), a mandatory stop on every itinerary in the Tuscan capital. From here it is only a short walk to reach at two of the most famous Florentine buildings: crossing the bridge you can quickly reach the Palazzo Strozzi or by taking the opposite direction you reach Palazzo Pitti, which is only 300 meters away.
The Florentine hotel is only one kilometer away from the Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the Medieval City and that of today, with its celebrated Palazzo Vecchio, the loggia of the Lanzi family and the fountain of Neptune. From here you can immediately access the Galleria degli Uffizi, designed in 1560 and one of the oldest existing museums, which safeguards precious antique sculptures and paintings of various Italian and foreign masters.
The most important religious monuments are also easily within reach for the guests of this three star hotel in Florence: among them the Basilica di Santa Croce (approximately 600 meters away from the hotel), where the greatest names in Florentine art worked and where some of the most celebrated characters from Italian history are buried, among them Michelangelo, Galileo, Machiavelli and Foscolo.
One cannot pass up a visit to the Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, the result of many years of work that span more than six centuries of history, with the cupola by Brunelleschi and the bell tower by Giotto, the very symbol of Florence. This magnificent cathedral is only one kilometer away from the Florentine hotel and can be reached by following the itinerary for arriving in Piazza della Signoria.