Stay in the historic center of Florence.
Only a 5-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella Train Station, Hotel Duca D'Aosta is situated in Via Fiume, in the heart of historic Florence. All major architectural marvels of the city – the San Lorenzo church with the famous Medici Chapels, the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi gallery, Ponte Vecchio - are only a short walk away. The Firenze Fiera Exhibition Center is just a 100 m away.
About Duca D'Aosta
From the train station Santa Maria Novella, take the east exit and cross the street. Continue straight onto Piazza Adua. Turn right onto via Fiume. Duca D'Aosta is at number 17, floor 2.
The distance from the airport to Hotel Duca D'Aosta is about 8 km. Take a taxi, the tram or the airport bus shuttle which both stop at the train station Santa Maria Novella. For directions from the train station, see the section 'By train' above.
From the Airport
Safety deposit box
Daily cleaning service
Baby cot (upon request)
Reservations for museums, restaurants and tours
Iron & ironing board (upon request)
Amenities & Services
The Academy of Fine Arts, founded in 1563, was created specifically to teach painting, drawing and sculpture. It was the first school of its kind in Europe. Nowadays, you can easily spot L’Accademia from a distance due to the enormously long lines of tourists outside, eager to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece David. Carved in the beginning of the 1500s from a single piece of marble, this colossal statue (5.2 m) is surely one of Michelangelo’s most famous works and established him, at the young age of 29, as the leading sculptor of his time. The nude statue was originally commissioned by the city of Florence for Piazza della Signoria. In 1873, it was replaced by a copy and moved to the Accademia for safekeeping.
"Ponte Vecchio is the oldest of Florence's bridges and one of the most famous landmarks of the city. Millions have stopped to gaze at the captivating views through the ancient frame of the Ponte Vecchio or wonder through the numerous antique and jewellery shops. Originally these shops were butchers, tanners and blacksmiths that were later replaced with jewellers and goldsmiths by Ferdinando I to provide for a quieter and cleaner road.
Just a short walk from Ponte Vecchio, Duca D'Aosta is an excellent starting point for a tour of all major attractions. We offer comfortable lodgings at affordable prices in the very heart of Florence. "
"The Uffizi, designed by Giorgio Vasari and built between 1560 and 1580, is one of the most important museums in the world. It holds the world’s greatest collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, including famous works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Botticelli, Caravaggio and Raphael, to name but a few. The majority of the collection was accumulated over centuries of time by the Medici family and bequeathed to the people of Florence at the end of their dynasty line.
Duca D'Aosta is just a short walk from the Uffizi Gallery. We advise you to allow yourself at least two hours to admire the museum’s rich collection of masterpieces. To avoid waiting in line for hours in front of the gallery, you can book your entrance tickets in advance or ask us to do it for you. We’ll be more than happy to assist!"