Location

All the advantages of the center of Florence, in a location that provides both maximum tranquility and privacy: from the Hotel Montebello Splendid you can reach all the main monuments and points of interest in Florence in 10-15 minutes walk. You can then visit the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the Uffizi and all that makes Florence one of the most popular destinations in the world, with the peace of mind of having your hotel only a few minutes away.

BY TRAIN  -

From the Santa Maria Novella Central Train Station: Santa Maria Novella is the main train station in Florence and 600 meters from the hotel: facing the front if the station with the tracks behind you, take the exit on the right to "Via agli Orti Oricellari", and follow it until you reach "Via il Prato". Then turn right on Via del Prato and 150 meters later "Via Garibaldi" will be on the left. The Hotel Montebello Splendid is at number 14.

BY PLANE

From the Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence: you may hire a taxi (15-20 minute-long trip) or the bus named "Vola in Bus" which will bring you directly to the central train station of Santa Maria Novella. Santa Maria Novella is the main train station in Florence and 600 meters from the hotel: facing the front if the station with the tracks behind you, take the exit on the right to "Via agli Orti Oricellari", and follow it until you reach "Via il Prato". Then turn right on Via del Prato and 150 meters later "Via Garibaldi" will be on the left. The Hotel Montebello Splendid is at number 14.

From the Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa: Pisa airport is connected with Florence central Train Station by a direct train that leaves 8 times a day. The railway track is located at the exit of Pisa airport. Santa Maria Novella is the main train station in Florence and 600 meters from the hotel: facing the front if the station with the tracks behind you, take the exit on the right to "Via agli Orti Oricellari", and follow it until you reach "Via il Prato". Then turn right on Via del Prato and 150 meters later "Via Garibaldi" will be on the left. The Hotel Montebello Splendid is at number 14.

Private limo with chauffeur: upon request we can arrange for a private limo to meet you at the airport or the train station in Florence. Please contact us directly at 055.27471 to receive further information and make a reservation for this service.

BY CAR - From the A1 expressway (Milan-Rome)

Coming from Milan:

  • Take the "Firenze Nord" exit and follow the signs for "centro città" (downtown).
  • Once off the expressway, follow the signs for "centro città" - "Lungarni" - "Porta a Prato". Viale Belfiore leads to "Porta Prato"; proceed along the underpass until you go past "Ponte della Vittoria". Follow the round-about to get back on the bridge, then make a right on the street right after the bridge ends .
  • Turn on the first street on the left before the automatic gate until you reach "Via il Prato".
  • Continue on "Via il Prato" for about 200 meters, then turn right on "Via Palestro".
  • Make a right hand turn on Via Montebello, the first street on the right, then turn right again on Via Garibaldi where you'll find the hotel at number 14.

Coming from Rome:

  • Take the "Firenze IMPRUNETA" exit
  • Follow the signs for "centro città" - "Lungarni" - "Stazione F.S."
  • Cross over Ponte della Vittoria and turn right immediately, before entering the underpass.
  • Turn left before the automatic gate and keep going until you reach "Via il Prato".
  • Follow Via il Prato for about 200 meters and turn right on the third street, Via Palestro.
  • Make a right hand turn on Via Montebello, the first street on the right, then turn right again on Via Garibaldi where you'll find the hotel at number 14.


Experience Florence

Experience Florence

SHOPPING
In Florence you will find all the boutiques of the most prestigious high fashion international brands, located mainly in the Via Tornabuoni, Via della Vigna, Via Calzaioli and Via Roma, but also historic shops with more sought after clothing and handicrafts, located in the streets of Corso, Via Guicciardini, Via Borgognisanti and in the San Lorenzo area.
At about 45 minutes from the center of Florence there are two discounted shopping paradises: The Mall oriented to luxury products and Barberino Designer outlet for more consumer products.
Many try to buy leather garments and accessories; the areas where you can find a wide selection of shops are Santa Croce, Palazzo Pitti and San Lorenzo

RESTAURANTS
The Tuscan cuisine is renowned above all for the land specialties based on meat, cold cuts and soups. The gastronomic offer in the city is very wide in order to taste the typical cuisine; we move from very simple and informal restaurants to more elegant restaurants with greater service.
Do not miss the opportunity to taste excellent fish dishes, but to do so only some restaurants are noteworthy and focused on freshness.
For those who want the best, there is a wide selection of gourmet restaurants with Michelin star, where the environment, service and refinement of the dishes are the masters

EXCURSIONS
In Florence there are many things to visit, but its surroundings are no different. There are several possibilities for day trips to visit other Tuscan cities or locations. Among these, it is certainly worthwhile to dedicate a day to visit Siena and San Gimignano, Pisa and Lucca. For nature lovers and good wine, the whole area south of Florence is renowned for its beautiful hills where grapes are grown to give life to the famous Chianti Classico.
Excursions can be carried out by private car or by joining tours organized by selected agencies that guarantee departures and assistance. The concierge will be happy to help you make the choice that best suits your needs.

ATTRACTIONS
From a cultural point of view, the main attraction in Florence is undoubtedly the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy Museum, where the authentic statue of Michelangelo's David is kept. A copy of this last one can also be admired from Piazzale Michelangelo, a spectacular place that absolutely deserves a visit to have a panoramic view of the city
The Boboli Gardens in Pitti Palace are another very interesting destination for those who want to learn more about the history of the De Medici family
The main churches to visit are undoubtedly the Cathedral with its magnificent dome by Brunelleschi and Giotto's bell tower (possible to climb to the top), the church of Santa Croce, Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo, with its cloister and library.

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