A lively location close to a Florentine Medici Fortress
Villa Antea is located in a special position: close enough to downtown and away enough to avoid the large crowds that visit every day our city, giving a perfect balance between a quiet stay and the discovery of Florence's treasure.
Quiet Residential Area
The Accademia Gallery (which hosts the Michelangelo's David original sculpture), Central Market, Medici Chapels and main train station Santa Maria Novella are just 10 to 15 minutes away.
The Duomo and Baptistery are 20 minutes walking distance. Two bus lines link the B&B with downtown. The neighborhood is quiet and safe so it is not an issue to come back walking in the evening.
Plus, at the moment of check in, we provide our guests a map with directions and transportation tips to reach the main historical attractions. We will be happy to help you reach the places of your interest.
Villa Antea’s neighborhood has retained much of it 1800’s charm, providing one of the most Florentine traditional residential areas right outside the old town.
Restored private villas, tiny squares, a lovely path along the little river that flows near us, and a unique public garden are just few of the interesting sites.
Close to a Medici Fortress, this used to be a medieval frontier zone where the city’s ancient walls were built. In the early years of the XIX century when Florence started an era of modernization, it became an active area where Florentine families moved from the old-town palaces to build stylish villas, taking advantage of the large green space next to the Mugnone river.
Today it is a lively area where you can find real Florentine restaurants and coffee houses, artisan shops, bakeries, pastry shops and much more to make your trip to Florence a different experience.
- Latitude: 43.786045
- Longitude: 11.256985
- Via Francesco Puccinotti, 46
50129 - Florence
How to reach us
From the central train station (Santa Maria Novella)
We suggest to take a taxi because it is the easiest and fastest way to reach the villa (5 minutes ride with a fare around 8 - 10 Euro); there are many taxi at the train station and the taxi company is very reliable.
Alternatively you can take bus number 13 that stops right outside the train station. The ride takes 10 minutes, you can buy the ticket at the news stand (1,20 Euro) or on board (2,00 Euro) and remember to stamp it on the machine on the bus. Get off at via Venti Settembre corner Via Fratelli Ruffini stop and walk down 100 meters to via Puccinotti.
Walking to the Relais takes about 15-20 minutes, but it might be uncomfortable with the luggage because the sidewalks in Florence are very small.
From Florence airport
Taking a taxi from Florence airport is the most convenient way to reach Villa Antea. The ride will take 10 minutes under normal traffic conditions with a cost of around 25-30 Euro; you can find many taxi at the airport exit, and the taxi company is very reliable.
From Pisa airport
There are many train frequencies from Pisa airport to Florence Santa Maria Novella central station. Trains from Pisa airport departs every 15-20 minutes, the ride takes aprox. 1 hour and usually there is a stop at Pisa central station where you change train. The cost is Euro 7.80 and you can buy the tickets at the airport (arrival gate, on your right) or online “Trenitalia.it”.
Regular shuttles from “Terravision” bus company departs also from the airport and go directly to Florence Santa Maria Novella central station in 1 hour.
From Santa Maria Novella train station to reach Villa Antea, see the section “From central train station” above.
Our GPS coordinates are: Latitude: 43.786045 - Longitude: 11.256985.
If you are arriving by car driving on the A1 Milano-Napoli highway, exit at Firenze Nord. Then continue straight following indications to "centro della città". Stay on Via Novoli to Viale Francesco Redi. Turn right at Viale Belfiore then immediately on the left into via Guido Monaco. After 300mt turn left into Viale Fratelli Rosselli.
Continue along Viale Filippo Strozzï for almost 700mt along the Fortezza da Basso until you see the indication for Careggi Hospital. Go straight, cross the little river and then turn on your right at Via Venti Settembre.
Continue straight again for nearly 600mt, then turn on your left at Via Nove Febbraio. After 100mt turn on the left at Via Francesco Puccinotti. Villa Antea is located at the number 46 on the right after nearly 140mt.