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La Contessina is a Florence City Center Residence, located in the VERY DOWNTOWN, very close to Santa Maria Novella train station and inside the “food and wine” heart of Florence: San Lorenzo.

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How to reach the Residence in Florence City Center

By train | By foot, we’re at a distance of about 150 meters from Santa Maria Novella train station. In Piazza della Stazione, take Largo Fratelli Alinari, proceed to Via Nazionale, and turn left into Via Faenza. The apartment hotel is at no. 71 black. Otherwise, take a taxi.


By plane | Amerigo Vespucci airport is 7 km from the city center.
From the airport you can join us:
– By car: follow the signs from “centro storico-stazione”.
– By taxi.
– By bus: shuttle Bus “Vola in Bus” of ATAF company, direction to Santa Maria Novella train station, service is almost 25 minutes, run every 30 minute from airport, you can buy the ticket for Euro 6,00 on board. the stop is in Florence center (Santa Maria Novela train station).
– Reserve a transfer with driver in the Extra Service page.

By car | From the A1 Bologna and A11 Pisa tollways, exit at Firenze Nord and follow the signs for “Firenze centro – stazione ferroviaria SMN”. From the traffic light in front of SMN train station, turn right and, at the 2nd pedestrian traffic light, turn right again in Piazza Adua ; continue straight on Via Cennini and turn right at the end of the street into Via Faenza: the street is a pedestrian mall, with reserved access to internal parking of Residence la Contessina. From the A1 Roma tollway, exit at Firenze Sud and follow the signs for “Firenze centro – stazione ferroviaria”. Parking inside the structure, open-air, attended.

Visiting Florence City Center from Residence La Contessina


Among the benefits of a Florence City Center Residence are the splendid artistic itineraries just a few steps away. The permanent exhibition at the Cenacolo of Perugino is just a few meters from the apartment hotel; the splendid Gothic Church of Santa Maria Novella is 150 meters away; the magnificent Cathedral of Florence is 400 meters away; the Galleria dell’Accademia, the home of Michelangelo’s statue of David is 500 meters away and the Uffizi Gallery is 700 meters away.




The exhibition Centre is just few steps away from Residence La Contessina, at 50 meters Palazzo dei Congressi and at 100 meters Fortezza da Basso, the exhibition center that hosts shows like Pitti Immagine and the International Handicraft Trade Fair.

Visit the nearby museums of the Medici Chapels and the Palazzo Medici Riccardi, an ancient Medici family residence. This quarter is beloved by gourmand for its many typical trattorias and gourmet food stands. It’s worth exploring the characteristic San Lorenzo Market, in the area around the Basilica of San Lorenzo, in search of delicious local food specialties and interesting craft products.



Contemporary style and design are on display in Florence’s famous shopping streets Via Tornabuoni and Via Roma.

Crossing the Arno River, visit the park of the Boboli Garden, little Versailles of Florence.

Some branches of the University of Florence are in the nearby Piazza San Marco, where you will find the Museum of Dominican Convent marvelously frescoed by Beato Angelico.

Our Staff will be pleased to give you timetable of museums, the map of the city and all the assistance you may need to enjoy your stay at its best!


To visit main Shopping Outlets:

  • The Mall, Reggello, Florence: next to Santa Maria Train Station there is the Bus Stop.
  • Barberino Designer Outlet, Barberino di Mugello, Florence: right in front Santa Maria novella Train station there’s the bus Stop.