|How to reach us|
By TrainFrom Florence central Train Station (Santa Maria Novella - SMN) you can:
By PlaneFlorence Airport - From Florence Airport (Peretola) you have two options:
Pisa Airport - From Pisa airport the best way is to take advantage of the direct train or coach connections with Florence Central Train Station (both available at the exit of Pisa airport) – once at Florence main station follow the BY TRAIN directions, as outlined above.
In spite of its central location, Hotel Casci is very easy to reach by car, too – kindly look at the driving maps provided, which show the exact itinerary from the different entry points to the city.
The entrance by car to the centre of Florence is strictly regulated, in order to limit the masses of crazy drivers who would otherwise overload the city - the whole city centre is now a pedestrian area and therefore a car is only needed to explore the country-side or drive to other towns.
Tourists of course are welcome and allowed to enter by car the limited traffic zone (ZTL), but only to and from their hotel - therefore follow carefully the itinerary outlined in the map, in order to avoid some 'no entry' points and incurr in any fines, and register their car with the hotel staff (see below).
As a general rule, from any entry point to Florence keep following the signs 'Centro' or 'Viali Circonvallazione' until reaching 'Piazza della Libertà' (a big square surrounded by arcades with two gates in the middle - everyone will be able to point it out).
Coming from west (Milano, Venice, Pisa, Siena), just turn right into Via Camillo Cavour, - coming from east (Rome, Chianti) you have to go around the whole square before being able to turn into Via Camillo Cavour. Once in Via Camillo Cavour, just drive about 700 meters down the street: should any traffic warden stop you, just make it clear that you are a tourists going to your hotel and he/she will let you through.
Please note the following three points:
Upon your arrival, try to park as close to the pavement as possible and leave the car with the double flashing lights on whilst offloading your luggage: we shall then instruct you on where to park.
As we are so centrally located, we have negotiated some paid parking places either in a private garage just behind our building, at the cost of about 25 euro per night including valet service, or in a public one about 700 meters away at the cost of 18 euro per night.