Stay close to SMN
Finding cheap deals for accommodation near Florence’s main train station, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, puts you at the heart of the city’s transport system, as well as within walking distance of the historic Old Town.
Santa Maria Novella, often shortened to SMN, is located on Piazza della Stazione and well connected to Rome and the rest of Italy, as well as other European cities by fast modern trains, including overnight services from Paris, Vienna and the major towns of Germany.
Everyone loves visiting Florence, or Firenze, the capital of Tuscany in Italy and a popular city-break destination throughout the year. Making reservations for hotels near the SMN railway station, means that once you arrive by train in Florence, you’ll soon be unpacked and exploring. Check out 4 of the best hotels near Florence Italy train station.
What are the Best Florence Train Station Hotels?
1. c-hotels Ambasciatori ★★★★
Distance to Station: 2 minutes walk
Walking Distance, Single & Double Rooms
2. Hotel Delle Nazioni ★★★
Distance to Station: 4 minutes walk
Affordable Hotel, Rooms up to 4 Guests
3. Hotel Alba Palace ★★★
Distance to Station: 5 minutes walk
Good Value for Money (Affordable), Top Reviewed
4. Hotel Bellavista ★★
Distance to Station: 4 minutes walk
Cheap Hotel, Nice Views
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The City of Florence
Florence is full of world-class museums, beautiful architecture, fine dining, and attractive walks along the banks of the River Arno.
The city’s heyday was during the Renaissance years of the 14th to 16th centuries, when it was at the political, cultural and economic heart of Europe. Florence gets its name from the gold florin invented by its bankers.
Florence is full of amazing museums, with the Uffizi probably being the most famous. All of Firenze’s museums and historical attractions are within a short walking distance of the SMN railway station, making it easy to visit sights early and avoid the queues.
Other must-see attractions are the Ponte Vecchio Bridge over the River Arno, with its jewelry and souvenir stalls, the Santa Croce Church and the magnificent bronze doors of the Baptistry. Uphill you can reach Piazzale Michelangelo for the best view of the city.
As the station is just outside the inner historic area, you’ll find accommodation prices slightly cheaper, with a good range of options. For the best deals book ahead, or look out for special weekend prices on hotels that are full of business and exhibition visitors during the week.
Stazione di Santa Maria Novella
Firenze Santa Maria Novella or Stazione di Santa Maria Novella – Firenze SMN is the main national and international train station in Florence, Italy. The Florence Train Station was built in the early 1930’s, but did not follow the architecture of the time instead the station has a modern design. Located in central Florence, the station is a walkable distance away from major attractions such as the Duomo.
It is located in the northwest corner of central Florence. The Pisa Air Terminal is also located within the terminal. The SITA bus station is just to your right if you’ve exited the station and orient yourself facing the Santa Maria Novella church.
High-speed, long-distance trains connect Florence Santa Maria Novella with other Italian and European cities via the the main north south line running from Milan city centre to central Rome Termini (see hotels).
The SMN is a modernist construction, designed by the Gruppo Toscano architects and built between the years of 1932 and 1934, on the footprint of an earlier station layout.
The concourse has a striking modernist look and is fronted by local Pietra Forte stone, designed to contrast with the Gothic architecture of the nearby Santa Maria Novella Church. The station’s interior has a dramatic glass and metal roof, with large skylights flooding the platforms with sunlight.
The railway station also functions as a pedestrian street, linking two parts of the city, another reason for making it the ideal location when you book hotels and other cheap accommodation in the area.
The station is also well located for the city’s trade and exhibition centres.
Whether you choose to stay near the train station, in the centre of the city, further out on one of its many bus routes, or in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, you’ll discover a good choice of luxury accommodation, and including many bargains and cheap deals on hotels, budget friendly hostels and furnished apartments.
Also close to the Santa Maria Novella railway station are some convents, which offer bed and breakfast rooms to women only. If you enjoy the quiet life, these can provide an intriguing base for exploring Florence.
Air Connections — Peretola Airport, Florence Airport (Italian: Aeroporto di Firenze) or Amerigo Vespucci Airport (IATA: FLR, ICAO: LIRQ) is an airport located close to Florence, Italy, but administratively located within the territory of Sesto Fiorentino.
It is one of two main airports in the Tuscany region, the other being Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa.
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