We kindly ask you to inform us of your time of arrival a few days in advance.

Check-in is between 14.00 and 18.00. Our guests can also arrive at Relais Cavalcanti in the morning after 9.00 and leave their bags with us if their room isn’t yet ready.
It’s possible to organise a late check-in – after 18.00 but before 23.00. In this case it’s necessary to make an appointment.

Relais Cavalcanti is easily reached from the train station of Santa Maria Novella (about 15 minutes on foot – 3 minutes by taxi). Taxis are available outside the station and the cost is between 7 and11 euros.

If you don’t have heavy bags it’s easy to reach us on foot though it’s advisable to have a map.

Leaving the station by the exit to the left (where there’s a chemist), cross at the traffic lights and head to the right towards PIAZZA DELL’UNITA’. Continue straight ahead to VIA PANZANI and then VIA DE’ CERRETANI. Take the first road on the right VIA DEI VECCHIETTI and then VIA DE’ SASSETTI until the road finishes in the small piazza of PIAZZA DAVANZATI. Then take the only road on your left VIA PORTA ROSSA. The first road on your right you arrive at is VIA PELLICCERIA and we are next to the Pub ” The Old Stove”, at number 2.
Attention: There are no signposts outside!!! There is only a small bell to the right of the door of number 2.


We strongly suggest you not to come to Florence by car. It’s hard driving (most of the streets are one way) and very easy to get lost.From Monday to Saturday from 7.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. and from 11.00 p.m. to 3.00 a.m. you are allowed to drive in some part of the city centre just to park your car into a garage. You cannot park anywhere inside the center except than into the garages. TRAIN IS THE EASIEST WAY TO GET HERE.

If you have a rented car we suggest you drop off your car at the car rental office first and then get a taxi to our place.
If you want to keep your car during your stay please park it at a garage and then get a taxi to our place.


We suggest you to park your car at GARAGE CENTRALE 1 in VIA DE’ FOSSI 50/red. This garage is about 10 minutes walking far from our place and it offers our clients a fixed daily rate of 25,00 euro for a medium size car. For a Minivan daily rate is 35,00 euro. To get here by taxi you can spend around 7.00/10.00 euro.

This Garage provides a special service to our guests: they can bring you back your car here on your check-out day at the time you will arrange in advance. This service is included in the daily rate but please tell them that you are our guests.

To drive to GARAGE CENTRALE 1 please follow our directions carefully and bring a map of the city center with you:.

Get the highway exit FIRENZE NORD and follow the indication for FIRENZE CENTRO (center).
You should arrive in VIA ALAMANNI (next to the Santa Maria Novella Train Station). Go straight and when that road ends turn on your right in VIA SANTA CATERINA and then immediately left again in VIA DELLA SCALA. Continue straight till PIAZZA SANTA MARIA NOVELLA and now turn the first road you will find on your right: VIA DE’ FOSSI. The garage is located on the left side of VIA DEI FOSSI 50red and their telephone number is 0039-055210018. If you get lost or have any problem you can call them.

The communication to the police of your car entrance inside the city center must be done by the Garage within 2 hours. So keep the receipt they will give you at your check-out.


If you have heavy luggage the garage can call a taxi for you.
If you prefer to walk to our place please turn left at the garage exit. When the road ends turn left again and get the third road you will find: VIA PANZANI. Then continue all straight in VIA PORTA ROSSA. The first road that you will see on the right side of Via Porta Rossa is VIA PELLICCERIA and we are right there at number 2 (black).

We are on the right side next to the OLD STOVE IRISH PUB, at number 2. There is no big sign outside but there is just a little bell door saying “Relais Cavalcanti”. You cannot miss it because it’s the only door next to the OLD STOVE IRISH PUB.>


From Florence’s airport you can get a taxi (about 20/25. euros) or else the shuttle service “VOLA IN BUS” that will take you to the train station of Santa Maria Novella at the cost of five euros and then continue as indicated above. The shuttle service from the airport runs every 30 minutes or so.

From Pisa airport you can catch the train or bus to Florence. Both take you to the station of Santa Maria Novella. Continue as indicated above.

We’ll be happy to direct you to a nearby garage.

For further information regarding train times and ticket prices www.ferroviedellostato.it

For further information regarding bus times and prices from Pisa www.terravision.eu

We wish to point out that the taxi prices indicated above do not include luggage and taxi drivers will charge you an extra euro for every piece of luggage.


From the Train Station by foot:

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How to reach the Garage (Via dei Fossi)

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