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ALTHEA ROOMS

Via delle Caldaie, 25 - Florence


Join us and spend a great holiday in the heart of Florence. From Althea you will fastly reach all the awesome museums, churches, palaces and parks you wish to visit.


Althea is situated in a very characteristic district of the historical centre of Florence, the Oltrarno, close to piazza Santo Spirito, one of the most beautiful and lively squares in Florence. It's just a few minutes walk from the Pitti Palace, the Old Bridge and the Boboli Gardens. Here you can see scenes typical of a small town: artisans working in their studio open to onlookers, a square with a small fruit and vegetables market or with children playing, an old iron gate of a renaissance palace with a secluded garden, a quaint tranquil street with an open door cafe ... and many other things make you wonder if you are really in a modern city surrounded by traffic and noise.

HOW TO REACH US

By Car

 

If you are arriving by car, we suggest you follow this link www.viamichelin.com where you can insert your departure and arrival point and create a detailed driving map detailed with various useful information.

By car from the North

(Milan/Venice/Bologna etc.)

or from the South

(Rome/Naples etc.)


The best way to reach the Althea from either the North or South is on the toll motorway called the AUTOSTRADA or A1.


From the Autostrada A1, take the exit FIRENZE IMPRUNETA which is the 2nd exit arriving from ROME ( south ) or the 3rd exit arriving from Bologna (north).

Follow the directions for CENTRO (city center) which will lead you to PORTA ROMANA, one of the huge stone gates of the 15th century walls of Florence. Pass through the Porta Romana onto the VIA ROMANA. Take the 3rd street on the left, VIA SANTA MARIA, and then the 1st street on the right, VIA DELLE CALDAIE. The Althea is on the Via Delle Caldaie at #25, near the end and almost at the next corner with via del CAMPUCCIO. map-mappa


By car from west


(Genova / Cinque terre / Versilia / Lucca etc.)

Once you reach Firenze don’t take the 1st exit Firenze Nord, but get Autostrada A1 and keep driving direction Rome (south) then take the exit FIRENZE IMPRUNETA.

Follow the directions for CENTRO (city center) which will lead you to PORTA ROMANA, one of the huge stone gates of the 15th century walls of Florence. Pass through the Porta Romana onto the VIA ROMANA. Take the 3rd street on the left, VIA SANTA MARIA, and then the 1st street on the right, VIA DELLE CALDAIE. The Althea is on the Via Delle Caldaie at #25, near the end and almost at the next corner with via del CAMPUCCIO.



By Air

landing at Florence’s Airport


Amerigo Vespucci (PERETOLA) Airport is 7 km from the center of Florence,.

How come  to come to Althea form the Florence airport :  by taxi. It's a flat fare check it at the airport.


By tramway : ( the cheapest way ) take the Tramway to piazza Stazione. The cost is  1,50 Euro per passenger and with the same ticket you can take the bus C4 form the Train station to Althea .  Buses ( www.ataf.net )
bus C4
Take the C4 bus at Santa Maria Station, from the "SCALETTE" platform  and get off at the "SANTO SPIRITO" stop (via Mazzetta). Go back to Piazza Santo Spirito and take Via delle Caldaie on the left. We are 2 minutes walk from the stop at the end of via delle Caldaie at number 25.
Tickets for ATAF buses can be purchased within the train station at vending machines, newspapers and tobacconists.  Tickets are sold on board at the cost of 2, 00 euro ( better if you have the exact amount in  coins, drivers may not have change ).

By walk  from the Train Station : reach  Santa Maria Novella Square .  Across the square and opposite the church of Santa Maria Novella  is a building with a porch with huge arches – to the left of the porch is a small square called OTTAVIANI and Via dei Fossi runs along the left side of the arched building. Walk down Via dei Fossi and cross the bridge that you will find in front of you, the PONTE ALLA CARRAIA. After crossing this bridge, keep going straight past the PIAZZA NAZARIO SAURO and continue walking down Via Dei Serragli. On your left you will soon see Via del CAMPUCCIO – take this left and then a right at the first intersection with Via delle CALDAIE.

The Althea is located at #25.


By Air from Pisa  Airport GALILEO GALILEI



There are 2 ways to come to Florence from the Pisa Airport, by train or by bus .

From PISA airport you can take the MOVER  to  the Pisa Central Station and from there take a train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella. (www.trenitalia.it)
The directions from the Santa Maria Novella station to Althea Rooms  are the same as described at the bottom of the text.

From the Pisa airport there is a bus shuttle provided  by "AUTOSTRADALE.IT" (www.airportbusexpress.it)  to Florence  PIAZZALE MONTELUNGO. (tickets are sold off the terminal at the right of the exit) time table of the buses (http://orari.autostradale.it/pdf/nuoviorari/PSA W14.pdf)
Here are the directions from the bus stop:

From Piazzale Montelungo, near to the buses stops there is a slope that goes up into the train station ( platform 16 ) . Once out of the train station there are several ways to get here :

How to get to Althea Rooms from Santa Maria Novella Central Train Station:

by Taxi: it takes  about 5 minutes . The cost can fluctuate from 12.00 to 15.00 euros.

By  Bus C4, - ( Timetable )
Take the C4 bus at Santa Maria Station, from the "SCALETTE" outside the central entrance of the Station (it is the platform at the rails  of the tramway) and get off at the "SANTO SPIRITO" stop (via Mazzetta). Go back to Piazza Santo Spirito and take Via delle Caldaie on the left. We are 2 minutes walk from the stop at the end of via delle Caldaie at number 25.

Tickets for ATAF buses can be purchased within the train station at vending machines, newspapers and tobacconists.  Tickets are sold on board at the cost of 2, 00 euro ( better if you have the exact amount in  coins, drivers may not have change ).  map-mappa


Get off at the CAMPUCCIO stop (via dei Serragli), walk to the crossroads and take  Via del Campuccio on the left ,  than take the first right (Via delle Caldaie), Althea is at the corner between Via Campuccio and Via delle Caldaie at number 25.

From the bus stop to Althea are 2 minutes on foot.

Tickets for ATAF buses can be purchased within the train station at vending machines, newspapers and tobacconists.  Tickets are sold on board at the cost of 2, 00 euro ( better if you have the exact amount in  coins, drivers may not have change ).

By walk : Get out  the station on the left near the pharmacy (Farmacia), Take a right and follow the underpass that will take you to the Square Santa Maria Novella or cross the street and keep going straight to reach the same square. At the Square Santa Maria Novella there is a large church of the same name. Across the square and opposite the church is a building with a porch with huge arche – to the left of the porch is a small square called OTTAVIANI and Via dei Fossi runs along the left side of the arched building. Walk down Via dei Fossi and cross the bridge that you will find in front of you, the PONTE ALLA CARRAIA. After crossing this bridge, keep going straight past the PIAZZA NAZARIO SAURO and continue walking down Via Dei Serragli. On your left you will  see Via del CAMPUCCIO – take this left and then a right at the first intersection with Via delle CALDAIE.

The Althea is located at #25.



By Train


Most trains arrive at Florence’s main train station. FIRENZE SANTA MARIA NOVELLA (Firenze SMN), except for trains arriving to Florence between 11:00 PM ~ 12:00 PM and 07:00 – these trains stop at FIRENZE CAMPO MARTE (easier to get a cab from this station, after midnight the buses are running only once per hour.

The Santa Maria Novella station is about 1,3 miles from the Althea.


From any other Florence train station take the first train to Santa Maria novella Station. The trip will last few minutes .



By Taxi

from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station


Exit the train station to the left, close to the pharmacy (Farmacia), and take a right to the cab stand. The approximate cost to the Althea is 15 Euro (price may fluctuate regarding day/night/weekend/holiday fare differences and luggage fees).



By Bus (ATAF service)

from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station



- ( Timetable )  Bus C4
Take the C4 bus at Santa Maria Station, from the "SCALETTE" outside the central entrance of the Station (it is the platform at the rails  of the tramway) and get off at the "SANTO SPIRITO" stop (via Mazzetta). Go back to Piazza Santo Spirito and take Via delle Caldaie on the left. We are 2 minutes walk from the stop at the end of via delle Caldaie at number 25.

Tickets for ATAF buses can be purchased within the train station at vending machines, newspapers and tobacconists.  Tickets are sold on board at the cost of 2, 00 euro ( better if you have the exact amount in  coins, drivers may not have change ).  map-mappa



Walking from

Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station


Exit the station on the left near the pharmacy (Farmacia), Take a right and follow the underpass that will take you to the Square Santa Maria Novella or cross the street and keep going straight to reach the same square. At the Square Santa Maria Novella there is a large church of the same name. Across the square and opposite the church is a building with a porch with huge arche – to the left of the porch is a small square called OTTAVIANI and Via dei Fossi runs along the left side of the arched building. Walk down Via dei Fossi and cross the bridge that you will find in front of you, the PONTE ALLA CARRAIA. After crossing this bridge, keep going straight past the PIAZZA NAZARIO SAURO and continue walking down Via Dei Serragli. On your left you will soon see Via del CAMPUCCIO – take this left and then a right at the first intersection with Via delle CALDAIE.

The Althea is located at #25.



By Bus (SITA service)

from SIENA



As the bus arrives in Florence and you step out from the building, go left, cross the train station square and reach the C4 bus stop. 


By BUSES FlixBus ect. ( VILLA COSTANZA )


Villa Costanza is a parking lot along the A1 highway (A1 motorway) between the Firenze SCANDICCI and Firenze IMPRUNETA exits and is also the terminus of the T1 tram that leads to the Florence station. The ticket price is 1.50 euros per passenger.

How to reach Althea Rooms from the central station of Santa Maria Novella:

by taxi: it takes about 5 minutes. The cost can vary from 12.00 to 15.00 euros.

With the C4 Bus
Take the C4 bus to the Santa Maria station, from the "SCALETTE" bridge and get off at the "SANTO SPIRITO" stop (via Mazzetta). Return to Piazza Santo Spirito and take Via delle Caldaie on the left. We are 2 minutes walk from the bus stop at the end of Via delle Caldaie at number 25.

Tickets for ATAF buses can be purchased at the train station from vending machines, newspapers and tobacconists. Tickets are also sold on board by drivers at a higher price. Better to get coins.

On foot: Exit the station on the left near the pharmacy (Pharmacy), turn right and follow the underpass that will take you to Piazza Santa Maria Novella or cross the street and go straight to reach the same square. In the square of Santa Maria Novella there is a large church with the same name. On the other side of the square and in front of the church there is a building with a portico with a huge arche - to the left of the porch there is a small square called OTTAVIANI and Via dei Fossi runs along the left side of the building arch. Walk along Via dei Fossi and cross the bridge that you will find in front of you, the BRIDGE TO THE CARRAIA. After crossing this bridge, continue straight on PIAZZA NAZARIO SAURO and continue on foot along Via Dei Serragli. On your left you will soon see Via del CAMPUCCIO - turn left and then right at the first intersection with Via delle CALDAIE.
Althea Rooms is at number 25.




By Air
landing at Bologna Airport


APPENNINO SHUTTLE
www.appenninoshuttle.it/
There's a shuttle bus service  that leaves from the airport ( the  buses stand is on the left getting out from the arrival terminal) The stop  in Florence is at the "Fortezza da Basso" take the slope that goes up to platform 16,  get out from theTrain Station and follow the directions from "Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train station"  map-mappa