Loft Por Santa Maria
Via Por Santa Maria 6 - Firenze 50122
Lovely and bright studio, beautifully furnished, in the heart of Florence. You can live the extraordinary experience of being in the very city centre. This Loft, Located in Via Por Santa Maria, at the first floor of a historical building, consists of a huge open space with a king sized bed, a large wardrobe, a Tv and a modern and elegant small kitchen featuring a dining table for two and conveniently equipped with the essential appliances
such as: a mini fridge and freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, and various kitchen utensils (pans, plates, spoons, forks, knives…).
There is also an electric kettle to make your tea and a Nespresso machine with a fair amount of pods provided by us so that you can enjoy your morning coffee just as you like it.
A washing machine, iron and iron board are also available.
This Loft has also an outside space convenient for smokers.
The elegant, brand new bathroom has everything you need: a shower, a wash basin, a toilet and a bidet. A hairdryer is provided and the apartment is equipped with a washing machine.
All the essentials are provided. This comprises: a set of clean hand and body towels, fresh linens for every guest, as well as toiletries such as shampoo, shower gel and soap.
The location of the apartment is amazing and couldn’t be more convenient. You are in the heart of Florence, immersed in the vibrant and inspiring atmosphere of the historic city center.
The city’s best cafés, restaurants, bars, shops and galleries are all around you! And you are of course only steps away from Florence’s iconic landmarks such as the stunning Cathedral with its ever-famous Duomo, the recently renovated Baptistry and the Giotto’s Bell Tower. The imposing Palazzo Vecchio situated in the Piazza della Signoria is also a stone’s throw away, as are the Imposing Pitti Palace and the gorgeous Boboli Gardens.
For those who like walking and hiking, reaching the Piazzale Michelangelo and the San Miniato al Monte church could be a great option, especially around sunset time for a great view of the magnificent Florence.
All museums, such as the Uffizi Gallery with the Vasarian Corridor, the Accademia Gallery, the Bargello museum, the Medici Chapels and the main markets as Mercato Centrale, located close to the Basilica of San Lorenzo, are easily reachable within few minutes.
Last but not least, it’s very easy to get to the main train station Santa Maria Novella where you can choose between traveling with Trenitalia company, Italo trains and taking the Tram or choosing the Bus, is a fifteen-minute walk from your apartment and you can comfortably and cheaply travel to so many destinations!
You won’t get lost with us, as we provide you with a custom map where all the important tourist attractions, supermarkets, as well as a selected number of recommended restaurants and bars are clearly indicated. The location of your apartment is also clearly marked and we have included some tips which will allow you to experience and enjoy the city like a local.
We follow an anti-Covid cleaning and sanitation protocol with specific products and the apartment is sealed after each cleaning. We care about our health and that of our guests.
The check-in will be done on site with our multilingual and highly trained staff who will show you everything you need to know about the apartment, explain the map to guide you in the city and will remain at your disposal during your stay and until your check-in. -out.
We are available for check-in between 15:00 and 22:00 with the possibility of arranging a late check-in when necessary.
Check-out is expected before 10:00. To facilitate the stay of our guests in Florence, we have thought of a luggage storage service, both before check-in starting from 12:00 and after check-out from 10:00 until midnight.
Furthermore, to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests, we have a 24-hour assistance service available.
From Santa Maria Novella Train Station
- By Taxi: approx. 10,00€ (5-7 minutes).
- On foot: Take the left exit from the platforms and turn right into Piazza dell'Unità then go straight on into Via Panzani-Cerretani. Keep walking until you reach the Duomo (Cathedral).
Facing the main entrance of the Duomo, turn right into via Calzaiuoli and go straight on until you reach Piazza della Signoria. Then take the last street to your right, which is Via Vacchereccia, and turn left in Via Por Santa Maria. Number 6 is about 100 meters into the street, to the left-hand side, at the intersection with Via delle Terme and next to a Champion's store.
The number of the building is written in black. It’s worth knowing that in Florence the colours of the numbers matter and while the red numbers are for shops, the blue/black are for apartment buildings.
Garage il Bargello
Via Ghibellina 170 (red)
Tel: +39 055 2381857
No reservation needed
Remember to inform the staff that you are with Firenze Rentals, upon which you will receive a discount and pay €25 instead of 32 (the price is for a standard size car; with bigger vehicles the price may vary).
Driving into Florence
The GPS devices available are usually not up to date so follow these instructions to get to the Garage easily:
As you approach Florence by highway, coming either from Rome (south) or from Bologna (north), take the exit Firenze SUD and keep going straight into Via Marco Polo following the indication for Coverciano - Fiesole until you reach the traffic lights. Then take the left turning into Via Enrico de Nicola following the indications: Viali Circonvallazione-Centro.
Keep going straight ahead through Lungarno Aldo Moro - Lungarno Cristoforo Colombo - Lungarno del Tempio until the end and you will find a large hotel called "Mediterraneo" on your right and traffic lights where you have to turn right but keep to the left-hand side of the road as you take Via Giovanni Amendola.
At the first traffic light turn left in Viale Duca degli Abruzzi keeping to your right-hand side; at the traffic lights, cross Via della Giovine Italia and go straight on into Via dell’Agnolo where you will find the beginning of the ZTL zone. Keep going straight ahead into Via dell’Agnolo, even if the ZTL light is red, until the crossing with Via Giuseppe Verdi, where you keep going straight ahead into a small street called Via Pandolfini. Then take the 4th to your left, which is Via dei Giraldi and turn left again into Via Ghibellina. The parking is about 200 ahead of you, on the left side, right after the “Borghese Palace” Hotel.
Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL)
Florence’s city center is a Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL), which means that access to it is restricted, depending on the time of the day, day of the weak, season, etc.
The access to this area is marked with a traffic light:
Green Light = access is permitted / Red light = access is not permitted.
CCTV is installed, taking pictures of all vehicles that enter the ZTL and their plate numbers. Cars with a special permit to enter the zone, which only residents can get, are listed in the ZTL database. All other vehicles entering the ZTL when the light is red will get a fine.
In agreement with the local Police station, the fine will be cancelled if you reach one of the three parking spaces listed here within 3 hours of your access to the ZTL, upon which the staff at the parking will register your car in the system, instantly legalising your entrance into the ZTL.
From Pisa Airport to Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station
9:00 10:15 11:30 12:45 14:00 15:15 16:30 17:45 19:00 20:15 21:00 22:00 23:15 0:40
Departures From Santa Maria Novella
3:30 4:30 6:30 7:45 9:00 10:15 11.30 12:45 14:00 15:15 16:30 17:45 19:00 20:30 21:30 22:30
Bus From Bologna Airport to Bologna Centrale train station
Aerobus is a shuttle service run by TPER, Bologna's local transport company, connecting Bologna Airport with the city centre and the railway station. It runs every 11 minutes (from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm) every day of the year, making it the most convenient way to reach the train station of Bologna.The first trip from the airport is at 5:30 am, and the last trip is at 12:15 am. The first trip from the railway station is at 5:00 am, and the last trip is at 11:35 pm.
One-way ticket from/to the Airport € 6.00.
Tickets can be purchased directly on the Aerobus website, from the automatic vending machines located in the airport, and in Bologna at the Central Railway Station (at the Aerobus departure point) or at the TPER ticket offices.
Only tickets specifically valid for Aerobus may be used; regular TPER tickets and passes are not valid on Aerobus. A ticket is good for a single trip on Aerobus from/to the airport, and must be validated upon boarding.