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ALTHEA ROOMS

Via delle Caldaie, 25 - Florence


Join us and spend a great holiday in the heart of Florence. From Althea you will fastly reach all the awesome museums, churches, palaces and parks you wish to visit.


Althea is situated in a very characteristic district of the historical centre of Florence, the Oltrarno, close to piazza Santo Spirito, one of the most beautiful and lively squares in Florence. It's just a few minutes walk from the Pitti Palace, the Old Bridge and the Boboli Gardens. Here you can see scenes typical of a small town: artisans working in their studio open to onlookers, a square with a small fruit and vegetables market or with children playing, an old iron gate of a renaissance palace with a secluded garden, a quaint tranquil street with an open door cafe ... and many other things make you wonder if you are really in a modern city surrounded by traffic and noise.

HOW TO REACH US

By Car

 

If you are arriving by car, we suggest you follow this link www.viamichelin.com where you can insert your departure and arrival point and create a detailed driving map detailed with various useful information.

By car from the North

(Milan/Venice/Bologna etc.)

or from the South

(Rome/Naples etc.)


The best way to reach the Althea from either the North or South is on the toll motorway called the AUTOSTRADA or A1.


From the Autostrada A1, take the exit FIRENZE IMPRUNETA which is the 2nd exit arriving from ROME ( south ) or the 3rd exit arriving from Bologna (north).

Follow the directions for CENTRO (city center) which will lead you to PORTA ROMANA, one of the huge stone gates of the 15th century walls of Florence. Pass through the Porta Romana onto the VIA ROMANA. Take the 3rd street on the left, VIA SANTA MARIA, and then the 1st street on the right, VIA DELLE CALDAIE. The Althea is on the Via Delle Caldaie at #25, near the end and almost at the next corner with via del CAMPUCCIO. map-mappa


By car from west


(Genova / Cinque terre / Versilia / Lucca etc.)

Once you reach Firenze don’t take the 1st exit Firenze Nord, but get Autostrada A1 and keep driving direction Rome (south) then take the exit FIRENZE IMPRUNETA.

Follow the directions for CENTRO (city center) which will lead you to PORTA ROMANA, one of the huge stone gates of the 15th century walls of Florence. Pass through the Porta Romana onto the VIA ROMANA. Take the 3rd street on the left, VIA SANTA MARIA, and then the 1st street on the right, VIA DELLE CALDAIE. The Althea is on the Via Delle Caldaie at #25, near the end and almost at the next corner with via del CAMPUCCIO.



By Air

landing at Florence’s Airport


Amerigo Vespucci (PERETOLA) Airport is 7 km from the center of Florence, and a cab costs approximately 20 Euro to reach the Althea.

Bus #62 goes to the Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station from the airport. A shuttle service is also provided by ATAF BUS (orange buses) or SITA BUS (light blue buses) that will take you to the SITA bus terminal on via Santa Caterina da Siena close to the train Station.




By Air

landing at Pisa's Airport


The Pisa Airport is connected to Florence by trains that depart from a platform in front of the airport’s exit. Than at your arrival at the Florence’s train station take a bus or a taxi.




By Train


Most trains arrive at Florence’s main train station. FIRENZE SANTA MARIA NOVELLA (Firenze SMN), except for trains arriving to Florence between 11:00 PM ~ 12:00 PM and 07:00 – these trains stop at FIRENZE CAMPO MARTE (easier to get a cab from this station, after midnight the buses are running only once per hour.

The Santa Maria Novella station is about 1,3 miles from the Althea.



By Taxi

from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station


Exit the train station to the left, close to the pharmacy (Farmacia), and take a right to the cab stand. The approximate cost to the Althea is 13 Euro (price may fluctuate regarding day/night/weekend/holiday fare differences and luggage fees).



By Bus (ATAF service)

from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station


Tickets are sold at tobacconist and news stands

Bus 11 - 36 and 37 - ( Timetable ) Get out from the train station turning left (platforms on your back). Immediately out, turn right and you will see on your left the bus stop.

Bus n 11-36 or 37 follow the same path, ask to the driver for the second stop of via dei Serragli (it is the third stop after the bridge "Ponte alla Carraia") than walk in the same direction as the bus for a few meters until you find the intersection with Via del Campuccio. Take a left onto Via del Campuccio, walk to the next intersection and turn right. You have arrived - congratulations! You are now on Via delle Caldaie, and the Althea is #25 at the corner with via del Campuccio on the left sidewalk.  map-mappa



Walking from

Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station


Exit the station on the left near the pharmacy (Farmacia), Take a right and follow the underpass that will take you to the Square Santa Maria Novella or cross the street and keep going straight to reach the same square. At the Square Santa Maria Novella there is a large church of the same name. Across the square and opposite the church is a building with a porch with huge arche – to the left of the porch is a small square called OTTAVIANI and Via dei Fossi runs along the left side of the arched building. Walk down Via dei Fossi and cross the bridge that you will find in front of you, the PONTE ALLA CARRAIA. After crossing this bridge, keep going straight past the PIAZZA NAZARIO SAURO and continue walking down Via Dei Serragli. On your left you will soon see Via del CAMPUCCIO – take this left and then a right at the first intersection with Via delle CALDAIE.

The Althea is located at #25.



By Bus (SITA service)

from SIENA


As the bus arrives in Florence and you step out from the building, go left, cross the train station square and reach the 11/36/37 bus stop.



By Air
landing at Bologna Airport


APPENNINO SHUTTLE
www.appenninoshuttle.it/
There's a shuttle bus service  that leaves from the airport ( the  buses stand is on the left getting out from the arrival terminal) The stop  in Florence is at the "Fortezza da Basso" take the slope that goes up to platform 16,  get out from theTrain Station and follow the directions from "Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station"  map-mappa