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Thank you for your booking and here we hope to provide you with additional helpful information to make you visit and stay as comfortable as possible. If you need anything before your stay contact William info@florenceapartments.co.uk 0044 7958017188 WhatsApp is best.

Please remember to contact Beatrice AT LEAST A WEEK IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL to tell her ( email, whatsApp, text, SMS, phone) what time to meet her at the apartment to give you the key and show you around. By giving notice of at least a week it helps Beatrice plan her week in advance. Please contact as soon as possible if you are going to be early or late as this helps prevent either party from waiting around. Good communication is key for a good handover and to get the key. Please contact me to for her contact details so you can agree a time to meet to collect the key. email is the preferred method of communication is Whats app 00393277634007 or by email beatriceciabini@yahoo.com please understand that there a time difference between countries further away from Italy.

Directions For Viale Giovanni Milton apartment

We do not know which City or country you are coming from so have tried to cover most of the main options below:-

DIRECTIONS AND INFORMATION FOR PISA AIRPORT ARRIVALS – Viale Giovanni Milton 53, Firenze 50129

1. YOU MUST CONVALIDATE YOUR TICKET BEFORE GETTING ON THE TRAIN. THERE IS A SMALL YELLOW BOX AT THE SIDE OF THE PLATFORM, YOU STICK YOUR TICKET IN THE SLOT AND IT IS AUTOMATICALLY DATE STAMPED.  YOU MAY BE FINED IF YOU DON’T DO THIS. Change at Pisa Centrale to catch the fast train for Florence but there may be a wait. From Pisa airport to Florence BY PISAMOVER + TRAIN

The airport of Pisa and Pisa Centrale train station are connected by the PisaMover, an innovative high-speed automated people mover service running every day from 6 a.m. to midnight, every 5/8 minutes. The trip takes about 5 minutes and it costs 2,70€. Once in Pisa Centrale, just hop on the train to Florence (choose the one that suits you best here http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en  ). Depending on the train you get, journey time can vary: the fastest trains cover the distance between the two cities in about 50 minutes, while the “slowest” trains take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. The train ticket costs 8,60€.

You’ll be able to buy a combined ticket approximately (11,30€) for both the PisaMover and the train at the Arrivals hall of the airport, other than online on Trenitalia’s website and via the dedicated mobile app. Of course, the tickets can also be bought separately, it’s possible to purchase tickets for the PisaMover in one of the four ticket machines installed at the airport. Return tickets are valid for 30 days. So you can buy a PisaMover ticket on the platform to take you to Pisa Centrale train station. Then use the ticket machine on Pisa Centrale train station platform, to buy a train ticket to Florence. This can also be a return ticket if you are flying out of Pisa airport.

2.  Another ticket office in the airport to buy PisaMover ticket and train ticket from Pisa Centrale to Florence SMN station is on the right hand side as you come out of the arrivals door onto the concourse. They do charge a small commission for the convenience of buying both tickets together, which is extra than buying the two tickets separately.

3. IF THERE IS A TRAIN STRIKE. OUTSIDE THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF THE AIRPORT, YOU CAN TAKE A COACH TO FIRENZE SMN STATION AND DEPENDING ON THE TRAFFIC IT MAY BE QUICKER THAN THE TRAIN.

4. THE TRAIN USUALLY ARRIVES IN AT PLATFORM 1-3, ON ARRIVAL, AT FIRENZE SMN

INSTRUCTIONS FROM FLORENCE AIRPORT TO VIALE GIOVANNI MILTON APARTMENT

The newly opened tram service offers the cheapest and possibly the fastest method of getting into Florence city centre. However if you have lots of luggage and wish to get directly to the apartment FOLLOW SIGNS IN THE AIRPORT FOR THE TAXI RANK AND GET A TAXI STRAIGHT TO THE APARTMENT 53 VIALE GIOVANNI MILTON ~ 26 EUROS, 10 MINS

THERE IS ALSO A BUS WHICH GOES TO THE MAIN FIRENZE SMN TRAIN STATION which goes every 30 minutes and costs 6 euros per person. (See directions to walk from the train station or take a taxi from the taxi rank at the train station or tram from Valfonda to Strozzi-Fallaci) for viale Giovanni Milton.


Firenze SMN train station arrivals to go to Viale Giovanni Milton 53 by tram

From the train station if you are arriving at Firenze SMN station on arrival turn left and head for the exit as this will take you to the tram stop Valfonda (close to the taxi rank). Tram is now the cheapest way to get to the apartment and fastest if the traffic is bad. Price (Euro 1.50) ticket valid for 90 minutes after it has been convalidated. Get off at tram stop STROZZI - FALLACI I am a big fan of the new tram. The second stop from the tram stop VALFONDA. Walk along Viale Giovanni Milton by the River Mugnone to the apartment, approximately 5 minutes.


If you have come by tram from Firenze Peretola Aeroporto then you need to change tram at Alamanni Stazione to be able to get to Strozzi - Fallaci. This involves getting off the tram at Alamanni Stazione (if you stay on it will take you on to UNITA, the City centre) so get off and then get on the next tram going to CAREGGI OSPEDALE. The Strozzi-Fallaci stops is the third stop from Alamanni stazione.

Directions to Viale Giovanni Milton by foot from Firenze SMN Train Station.

 Address: Viale Giovanni Milton 53, 50129, Firenze.

Come out of the train station on the left hand side and in front of you will see a tram stop Valfonda and a taxi rank. Walk to the station taxi rank. You can either take a taxi, tram (see above) or walk to the apartment.  By foot it will take approximately fifteen minutes.

Outside the train station in front of you is a Church (Basilica di Santa Maria Novella). Look left you will see a McDonalds restaurant. Walk towards McDonalds keeping it on your left. The road is called Largo Fratelli Alinari. Keep walking down this road.  It is a one way street with all the traffic coming towards you.  This road continues into Via Nazionale. Keep going and on your left you will see Le Fonticine restaurant opposite San Lorenzo market. Keep going and you will see Piazza dell’Indipendenza.  Keep going and this road becomes Via Santa Caterina D’Alessandria.  Keep going until you see the main road at the cross roads.  Stop at the traffic lights and cross the main road. You will see a small café/bar on the other side of the traffic lights which is at the corner of Via Agnolo Poliziano. Go down Via Agnolo Poliziano turn right into Viale Giovanni Milton (before the bridge). The apartment is in 53 Viale Giovanni Milton.

To summarise you walk straight from the train station cross the main road at the traffic lights. Keep going straight until you turn right into Viale Giovanni Milton.

 



Directions to Viale Giovanni Milton by car. Address: Viale Giovanni Milton 53, 50129, Firenze.

Take the road SS67 (Viale Spartaco Lavagnini ) into Firenze and aim for Piazza della Liberta. Before you approach Piazza della Liberta get into the left hand lane.  At the traffic lights the sign in blue will show Fiesole and Bologna. Go straight on to the next set of traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left. You will be going parallel to the road you have just been on in the opposite direction. Move into the right hand lane. There is a set of traffic lights. Take the right turn off Piazza della Liberta and keep right into Via Paolo Toscanelli. The San Gallo Palace Hotel should be on your left. 

Take the turning into Via Paolo Toscanelli. Go to the end of the street and turn left into Viale Giovanni Milton.  Go past Via cristoforo Landino (no entry into that street) on the left. River Mugnone on right.

Stop outside garage entrance 53 Giovanni Milton before traffic lights.

The apartment has its own car parking in a garage located at the rear of the building. Access to the parking space is by a key that opens electric metal gates. The access to the car parking space is height restricted so normal height cars are fine.  Taller cars such as a Range Rover would be too tall to gain access. The access to the garage has a height restriction of 1.94m, width 2.1m and length 4.9m. The access is on a slope so ground clearance of the car fully laden needs to be greater than 100mm (10cm). The parking is included in the price. The apartment is outside the Traffic limited zone. Florentines call this the ZTL, or "Zona Traffico Limitato". It is important to know this to avoid receiving HUGE traffic tickets by driving your car into the centre of Florence. So it is great to be able to leave your car in the garage and walk around the centre. Nearby is the Piazza dell’ Indipendenza and all the main tourist attractions are within walking distance.



Directions from Rome to Florence, Viale Giovanni  Milton 53, Firenze 50129 

From research we understand that the drive takes approximately 3 hours depending on the traffic. This involves taking toll roads.

The main route is take the A1 and E35 following signs for Firenze. As you approach Firenze you should be on the A1. Follow exit for Firenze Sud towards Firenze Sud.  Merge onto SP127.

Continue onto Via Goffredo della Torre.  Continue onto Via Marco Polo. Continue over the river Arno and then turn left onto SS67 follow signs for Centro / Viali di Circonvallazoine/ Guardi di Finanza/ Vigili del fuoco/Polizia stradale.

Go over roundabout, stay on SS67. Go over traffic lights stay on SS67. Go over traffic lights. Go over traffic lights. Go through traffic lights and follow road round to the right (four lane one way road). Go over traffic lights. Road becomes three lane one way road. Go over traffic lights. Go over traffic lights. Go over traffic lights.

You should see the English cemetery on your left. Esso garage on right. Keep going straight on. Go over traffic lights. Go over traffic lights. Go over traffic lights. You are approaching Piazza della Liberta.  Go over traffic lights.

Take the right turn off Piazza della Liberta and keep right into Via Paolo Toscanelli. The San Gallo Palace Hotel should be on your left. 

Take the turning into Via Paolo Toscanelli. Go to the end of the street and turn left into Viale Giovanni Milton.  Go past Via cristoforo Landino (no entry into that street) on the left. River Mugnone on right.

Stop outside garage entrance 53 Giovanni Milton before traffic lights.

The apartment has its own car parking in a garage located at the rear of the building. Access to the parking space is by a key that opens electric metal gates. The access to the car parking space is height restricted so normal height cars are fine.  Taller cars such as a Range Rover would be too tall to gain access. The access to the garage has a height restriction of 1.94m, width 2.1m and length 4.9m. The access is on a slope so ground clearance of the car fully laden needs to be greater than 100mm (10cm). The parking is included in the price. The apartment is outside the Traffic limited zone. Florentines call this the ZTL, or "Zona Traffico Limitato". It is important to know this to avoid receiving HUGE traffic tickets by driving your car into the centre of Florence. So it is great to be able to leave your car in the garage and walk around the centre. Nearby is the Piazza dell’ Indipendenza and all the main tourist attractions are within walking distance.

Directions for Borgo Ognissanti 74, 50123 Firenze from Firenze SMN train station.

The train usually arrives in Firenze SMN train station from Pisa Centrale at Platforms 1-3. On arrival at Firenze SMN the apartment is approximately 5 minutes walk. Exit the train station on the right hand side side, walk down the steps and cross over the road at the traffic lights and tram stop. On the right hand side of the road you should see and walk past the BUS Station. At the T Junction you should see a road sign VIA D’ALBERO. Go past a small supermarket on the right hand side, straight into VIA FINIGUERRA. Walk straight down VIA FINIGUERRA and at the crossroads turn right into BORGO OGNISSANTI. A bank machine is on the corner. The apartment is on the right NO 74 above the PANIFICIO.



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