The Gate of Florence


As you can easily observe from the interactive Google map inserted above here on our official website, the Gate of Paradise B&B Florence is located just a short walk north of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore (also known simply as the Duomo di Firenze) - the city's most famous and recognisable landmark. As the Florentines say, you could fit this city on a napkin, such is its modest size. Yes, despite once being arguably the most powerful republic of the Italian peninsular, the historical centre of Florence is remarkably small and you can walk around all of the major sights quite easily!

By Car

If you have your own transport there's a secure private car park at Piazza del Crocifisso 1/b, 50123 Firenze FI, otherwise you might find a free space heading northwards away from the centre. Sadly our little Florence accommodation doesn't have private parking.

From Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella is Florence's principal railway station and it's also more or less where the airport bus drops you off. The Gate of Paradise BnB in Florence city centre is just a 12-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride away.

What's Nearby?

Well, everything quite frankly! Florence is such a quaint little town that you quite easily get to all of her most famous landmarks, buildings, monuments and sights on foot!

Directions from Amerigo Vespucci (Florence) International Airport

Florence Airport (FLR) is located just four kilometres (about three miles) from the city centre and a shuttle bus runs regularly to and from Via Santa Caterina di Siena, just next to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. Buses run every 20 minutes on normal days and the journey takes about half an hour. Airport taxis at the moment charge a fixed rate of Euro 22 + Euro 1 per suitcase for a run into town.

On Foot

From the front of the station take a left onto Via Nazionale. Fifth street on the right is Via Ventisette Aprile (also written '27 Aprile') and the Gate of Paradise value B&B in the heart of Florence is on the ground floor of number 9.

Cathedral - 800m • Palazzo Vecchio - 1.3 km • Uffizi Gallery - 1.4 km • Michelangelo's David - 400m • Santa Maria Novella Station - 750m
Fortezza da Basso - 700m • Palazzo Pitti - 1.7 km • Ponte Vecchio - 1.4 km • Boboli Gardens - 2.5 km