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Bed and Breakfast Ponte Vecchio Florence – Friends of Florence B&B near Uffizi Gallery Florence Italy

Where we are

Friends of Florence is in the old city centre of Florence

, very near

Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Uffizi Gallery

, in a walking distance to all main attractions of Florence. It is located opposite

Boboli Gardens

in the heart of Florence known as “Oltrarno”, the most authentic and fascinating area of Florence.

Staying in this old area packed with traditions allows visitors to get to know the real Florence, its “character”, food and locals, strolling through the maze of streets that lead to Palazzo Pitti, the Uffizi Museum, from Boboli Gardens to Ponte Vecchio, from the Santo Spirito Basilica to the Lungarni avenues along the Arno River.
This is the perfect location for tourists, travellers, artists, business persons and for all those seeking to have an unforgettable experience in Florence.

How to reach us


From the A1 motorway: take the Firenze Impruneta exit. Following signs for the city centre until Porta Romana Square. Here you can park along Viale Aleardi around the city walls or go through the doorway of Porta Romana into the square of Piazza della Calza and Via Romana. If you park outside the city walls, you can reach Piazza della Calza on foot and go along Via Romana towards Palazzo Pitti until you reach our B&B. In Piazza della Calza there is also the “Oltrarno Parking”. Alternatively, if you wish to drive up to the hotel, you can drive through the ZTL telepass (permit-only access) and park in one of the parking garages: they will communicate your car registration plate number to the local police who will grant you a temporary permit and will not fine you for that period. Parking Garage “Fosi” in Borgo Tegolaio is right near our B&B.


There are shuttle buses “Vola in Bus” from the airport to the Santa Maria Novella station. Alternatively you can take a taxi to the B&B, which costs around €25 to the city centre.


From the Santa Maria Novella Station our B&B is 15 minutes on foot. Leaving the train behind you, and walk out from the exit at the left. Outside go at your right and cross the square where there is the tourist point. Take Via degli Avelli until you reach the square of Piazza Santa Maria Novella. Leave the Basilica behind you and go straight on Via dei Fossi until you reach Piazza Goldoni where you turn left on Lungarno Corsini and carry on, go across bridge Santa Trinita and continue across Piazza Frescobaldi and up Via Maggio. At the end of Via Maggio you arrive in Piazza San Felice, keep going straight until Via Romana – we are to the right of number 32 (blue).
From the station, you can also take a taxi or Busses “D” and “11” on the ATAF line. Walk out the station and near the stairs you will find the bus stop. Get off at the “Pitti” bus stop in Piazza Pitti or at “Serumido” stop. From D bus stop, facing Palazzo Pitti go along to your right until you reach Piazza San Felice where you take Via Romana: we are to the right of number 32. From 11 bus stop, take the first street at the left and you ll be in Via Romana.

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