The Residence Hilda is right in the city centre, a few steps away from the main cathedral (Duomo) and from the David by Michelangiolo, in the shopping and craftsmen area. It is the ideal starting point to visit Florence and its surroundings, to find classic or trendy clubs and to experience delicious restaurants that we will be happy to suggest and reserve for you.
Amerigo Vespucci airport (Florence): 6 Km/3.7 miles (20 minutes away by taxi)
Galileo Galilei International airport (Pisa): 100 Km/62 miles (1 hour away by car, 1 hour and 20 minutes away by train or bus)
Santa Maria Novella central station (SMN): 1.5 Km/0.9 miles (15 minutes away by foot or 5 minutes away by taxi)
Florence city centre: we are right in the city centre, at the shadow of the main cathedral!
MAIN CHURCHES AND MUSEUMS
Duomo (main cathedral): 248 m/0.15 miles
Academy Gallery: 200 m/0.12 miles
Uffizi Gallery: 850 m/0.53 miles
Santa Croce church: 1 Km/0.62 miles
Bargello Museum: 600 m/0.37 miles
Medici Riccardi Palace: 400 m/0.25 miles
The Old Bridge: 1 Km/0.62 miles
SERVICES AND FACILITIES less than 5 minutes away by foot
Hair dresser – manicure – pedicure – Bank – Pharmacy – Supermarkets – Hospital – Cafes and restaurants – Shops – boutiques and craftsmen – Laundrette
HOW TO GET HERE
From the airport: by taxi (20 minutes, approx. 22.00 €) or bus to the central station (5.00 €) and then by taxi (approx. 10.00 €)
From the SMN central station: by taxi (10 minutes, approx. 10.00 €) or by foot (15 minutes)
From the highway: take the exit Firenze Sud (if you come from the north, keep going to Rome to find the exit).
At the traffic light a few minutes after the toll, turn left and go ahead on the main road for a few minutes, even when it turns slightly on the right at the traffic light in front of the Hotel Mediterraneo (Lungarno del Tempio turning in Viale G. Amendola), on your right side. Pass on the square (Piazza Beccaria) with the medieval tower, at the second square (Piazzale Donatello) with a small historical cemetery, turn around the cemetery as you wished to go back. Once you are on the other side of the cemetery, turn right (Via Alfieri) at the traffic light (directions to the hospital S. Maria Nuova and to the centre) and then:
first to the right (via Giusti)
first to the left (borgo Pinti)
first to the right (via della Colonna)
first to the left (via della Pergola)
Straight down to the end of the street, then right (entering in Via Sant'Egidio) and again the first to the right: you are arrived in via dei Servi. The Hilda is at the very end, on the other way hand, so, once at the STOP, at the corner with Via Alfani, turn right and then immediately left (Via dei Fibbiai), left (Piazza S.S. Annunziata and left again (Via dei Servi).
We are right in front of the self service wash&dry (green and white sign) at the civic number 40 black.
The access to the city centre (Limited Traffic Area) is allowed to hotel Guests, every access is charged 5 € from the city council (included in the garage rate if you wish to go for the private garage with valet service).
GARAGE AND PUBLIC PARKING
We do offer a private garage service with valet at the cost of 31 €/day, including the 5 € fee for the limited traffic area entrance. In case you wish to use the car during your stay the concierge will be happy to reserve your exit or to call the garage whenever you wish (during reception closing hours you can always contact our emergency numbers that are at your assistance 24/24). Every exit by car during the stay will be charged 5 €.
Public parking is also available in Florence city centre, but it is very expensive, usually more than the private garage, does not offer valet and does not include entrances to the limited traffic area. The nearest oublic parking is the San Lorenzo one, 10 minutes away by foot: 2 € on the firsr hour, 3 € on second hour and from Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm (market days) 8 €/hour from the third hour, then it's again 2 €/hour. Please, visit also Firenze Parking information and rates.
At the arrival will be happy to show you were to park and how to reach the public parking or to call the private garage for you. No need to reserve your spot or to decide in advance.