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B&B Relais Luce Florence, Via Nazionale 8 – 50123 Firenze

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By train

Reaching the Relais Luce Florence from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station takes about 2-3 minutes. Once you arrive, with your back to the platforms, turn left. Exit the Santa Maria Novella station and cross the street, where you will find McDonald’s on the corner. Keeping the corner of McDonald’s on your left, go straight on Largo Fratelli Alinari. Once you have passed the crossoroads in which on the left there is Via Fiume, go straight on Via Nazionale until you reach number 8. You will find the Relais on the right, on the opposite side of the Mercure Hotel and next to the Malatesta Restaurant.

By plane

From the Florence Airport “Amerigo Vespucci” you can reach Relais Luce Florence by booking a pick-up service with a private taxi, or using the shuttle bus service Volainbus, which connects the airport to the Santa Maria Novella station. It is a very fast shuttle, which takes about 25 minutes to go from the airport (the departures area) to the centre of Florence (the railway station). It does not make any stops along the way. Volainbus is the fastest way to arrive or leave the heart of Florence.
Volainbus Ticket: € 5,00 – Valid for one trip. You can also purchase it on board without extra costs.
Volainbus Return Ticket: € 8,00 – Valid for two trips (departure and return).
The Amerigo Vespucci Airport is located only 7 km from the centre of the city and a taxi service is always available. To reserve a taxi call: +39 055 4499/4242/4798/4390.
Taxis cost about € 20/25 between the airport the centre of the city.

From the Pisa Airport “Galileo Galilei”, we recommend you to buy tickets for the Terravision shuttle ( This service takes you from the airport to the Santa Maria Novella station without making any stop in between.
Otherwise, you can reach the Santa Maria Novella station from the Pisa airport by train in about an hour (

By car

If you have a sat nav, follow the directions given after inserting our address: Via Nazionale 8, 50123 (CAP) Firenze (CITTÀ).
Otherwise follow these directions:
Arriving to Florence from the A1 highway, come off at the first exit for Florence following the signs indicating Centro/Stazione.
If you are arriving from north, pass the Firenze Nord and Firenze Scandicci exits and come off at the Firenze Impruneta exit. Then follow the signs to Firenze, pass the beautiful Certosa del Galluzzo and the town with the same name.
Right after the sign indicating the entrance into Florence, at the traffic light at Due Strade, turn right into via Del Gelsomino (do not go straight, you will receive a ticket passing under the camera), then turn left and go straight on the tree-lined avenue Poggio Imperiale until you reach Porta Romana. Porta Romana square is easily recognisable because of the ancient doors of the city and the large roundabout with a statue in the centre. Take the fifth exit at the roundabout and go straight on the tree-lined viale Francesco Petrarca (1 km), which becomes viale Vasco Pratolini (150 mt), viale Aleardo Aleardi (600 mt) and viale Raffaello Sanzio (300 mt). Enter Pier Vettori square and drive all along, turn left, then right and go straight on via del Ponte Sospeso, take the third exit at the roundabout, cross the Victoria Bridge and go straight for about 2 km. Turn twice, into viale Spartaco Lavagnini and then into viale Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, which becomes via Nazionale. Go straight on for about 850 mt. You will find the Relais on the left, on the opposite side of the Mercure Hotel and next to the Malatesta Restaurant.