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For those arriving by car:
The Hotel can be reached by car right to the entrance. We recommend that you download
the map from this page of the website before you set out, and follow the directions
that will lead you to the Hotel.
We would warn you that a number of navigational systems are out of date, and that
current one-way systems may be changed.
At your arrival, our staff will park your car in the garage with which the Hotel
has a special arrangement, and will obtain a temporary retrospective permit granting
access by car to the historic centre of the city. It is not necessary to book
a parking place or to let us know your number plate in advance. This can be done
when you arrive at the Hotel.
The Hotel is in a pedestrian street inside the Limited Traffic Zone, but cars
can arrive at the doorstep.
You cannot leave your car parked in Piazza Antinori or in the neighbouring streets.
The Hotel De La Ville offers a parking service at a garage with which the Hotel
has a special arrangement, and our staff will take your car there and deliver
it back to you whenever you wish. Please note that approximately 15-20 minutes
should be allowed for us to pick up your car when you arrive at the Hotel and
to take it to the garage, and to deliver it back to you whenever you so request.
Access to the historic centre of Florence is controlled by CCTV cameras and is
only permitted to authorised vehicles. Vehicles owned by clients of the Hotel
De La Ville (cars, motorbikes, minivans) count as authorised vehicles that can
be driven within the Limited Traffic Zone. Authorisation is given once the vehicle's
number plate has been communicated via the Internet. This must be done within
two hours of passing under the CCTV cameras. Communication of the number plate
is effected by Hotel staff, not by the drivers themselves.
Our guests are allowed to drive in the Limited Traffic Zone for the sole purpose
of arriving at and leaving the Hotel. It is also necessary to communicate the
number plates of cars that are not parked in the garage with which the Hotel has
a special arrangement. The permit is valid for a single access to the Zone. It
is thus necessary to communicate the number plate each time the vehicle enters
the Limited Traffic Zone when returning to the Hotel and passing under the CCTV
cameras. Failure to do so will result in a fine that is not open to challenge.
On request the Hotel De La Ville can organize a transport from and to Florence
airport for its guests.
As an alternative it is possible reach the hotel:
by a private taxi
by the public shuttle bus that stops to the Stazione di Santa Maria Novella.
The airport is 5km from the hotel.
From the Santa Maria Novella station you can take a private taxi or reach the
Hotel De La Ville on foot (only 5 minutes).