Piazza di Santa Maria Novella 50123 Firenze Italia
Ticket office hours
|Monday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Tuesday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Wednesday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Thursday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Friday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Saturday||06:00 - 21:00|
|Sunday||06:00 - 21:00|
Located centrally in beautiful and arty Florence, Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station is in the perfect place to allow visitors to check out the city’s top attractions. The 19 platforms see over 400 trains run through every day, with more than 59 million passengers using this busy station every year. Thanks to high-speed trains, as well as good regional and national connections, travelling here is simple. From Bologna, the journey to Florence takes 35 minutes, Rome to Florence takes as little as 1 hour 20 minutes, and Milan to Florence is 1 hour 40 minutes. Although passengers can walk into the heart of the centre in just a few minutes, there are also buses, trams and taxis available from outside the station. The small Amerigo Vespucci airport lies only 4 km away and is easily accessible via one of the shuttle buses running every 30 minutes and taking around 20 minutes. The city has four stations in total, the others being Firenze Statuto, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte.
Stepping outside Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station, visitors will find themselves right in the heart of all the action. A quick 5-minute walk will lead to a very popular attraction, Basilica di Santa Maria Novella, which is adjacent to the station. Inside its pearly facade there is a plethora of treasures and monuments. Museo Novocento is located on the same square, offering a more up-to-date cultural experience, as it houses Italian art from the 20th century. After a couple more minutes on foot, visitors will stumble upon the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, in a humbler Romanesque-Gothic style. It is among the city's oldest churches, dating back to the 11th century. Towering just behind it is the Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore, one of the city’s most famous landmarks. This magnificent cathedral has the largest ever built brick dome, and it has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural significance. Visitors might also have a look inside the Battistero di San Giovanni, just outside the cathedral. This is one of the city’s oldest buildings, dating back to 1059, and it has a shimmering gold mosaic ceiling.
If all that culture works up an appetite, visitors will find many restaurants to choose from in the city centre, particularly in the areas of Via del Moro and Via delle Belle Donne. Florentine dishes include pollo alla fiorentina (chicken in breadcrumbs, with parmesan, spinach, onion, celery, cream cheese, paprika and garlic), cibreo (a type of egg frittata), or casseruola alla fiorentina (pasta with a creamy spinach and mushroom sauce). All of which are delicious!
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Piazza Santa Maria Novella 18, 50123 Florence
|Ticket Office Hours|
|Monday to Sunday: 06:00am - 09:00pm|