Via Santa Reparata 69 50129 50129 Florence Florence / Italy
Florence historical centre
Transport Information to City
Arrival by Car
(a) from the South - exit the A1 motorway at FIRENZE SUD and, at the end of the road linking the motorway to the urban road network (slow down at the flashing lights), turn LEFT. Stay on this road, the "Lungarno", so called because it runs next to the Arno river, until it curves right and becomes the ring-road which runs around the city centre (the Viali). Keep to the Viali (you will pass a city gate standing in splendid isolation and the English cemetery) until you get to Piazza Libertà (easily recognizable because the buildings are all the same pinkish hue and all have porticoes). Go around a little less than half the piazza and exit down Via Lorenzo Magnifico. Turn left at the lights. At the next set of lights (about 80 metres further down) you have to cross the Viale and then turn right into Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Then take the first street on the left (Via delle Ruote) and Via S. Reparata is the second on your right.
(b) from the North - exit the A1 motorway at FIRENZE NORD and follow the signs for "Firenze centro". Once on the Viali try to keep to the right if possible, especially after passing under the railway bridge, so you can enter Viale Spartaco Lavagnini with nerves relatively intact. Turn right into Via Caterina d'Alessandria just before the traffic lights.
Please note that Gianna's is within a "no non-residential traffic zone" so visitors cars will attract a fine if they enter the centre after 8 am and before 7 pm on weekdays. There is free access on Sundays and public holidays.
Arrival by Public Transport
From Santa Maria Novella train station
Either catch a taxi, walk or catch a bus.
Directions for walking- with your back to the train tracks turn left out of the station. Cross the two parallel roads and then turn right. Turn left at the corner (Largo Alinari which becomes Via Nazionale). Turn right into Via Guelfa at the first set of traffic lights you come to (usually either flashing yellow or turned off) and then the second street on your left is Via S. Reparata. Cross over Via XXVII Aprile and Gianna's B & B is at number 69 on the left-hand side.
Taxi-rank – turn right past the chemist's inside the station concourse.
Bus - take a 1, 6, 14, 17, or 23 from the station (with your back to the train tracks exit the station to the left and the bus stops are on the second road that one crosses when leaving the station). You get off at the "XXVII Aprile" stop and Via S. Reparata is the first street on your left.