The Waldensian Lodge is the perfect place for your affordable holiday in the centre of Florence, just steps away from Palazzo Pitti and Ponte Vecchio. It is in the Oltrarno district, close to Piazza Santo Spirito and Piazza del Carmine, where you can experience the authentic lifestyle of the city that was the cradle of the Renaissance.
In a few minutes, you can also walk to the city's main tourist attractions such as the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Strozzi and Piazza della Signoria. The Santa Maria Novella train station is well connected and you can walk there in less than 20 minutes.
Finally, you can drive up to the Lodge to load and unload luggage, if you make advance arrangements with the reception. Paid private and public parking spaces are available nearby.
How to get here
Travel information and directions to the Foresteria Valdese in Florence
From Santa Maria Novella Central Station, you can walk 20 minutes or take buses number 11 or D, getting off at the second stop after Ponte alla Carraia.
From Florence Airport: We recommend taking a taxi because it gets here in 15-20 minutes and the cost is about 20 Euros. In alternative, you can take the shuttle bus that runs every 30 minutes and takes you to Santa Maria Novella Central Station (the cost is 6 Euros).
By car: Leave the motorway at the “Firenze Impruneta” exit and continue in the direction of the centre of Florence. You can enter the centre, for the sole purpose of unloading luggage, at Porta Romana along Via Romana and Via Maggio. At the end of Via Maggio, turn left on Lungarno Gucciardini, continue until the traffic light and turn left again at Via dei Serragli until you reach number 49 (black numbering).
If you come by car, remember to immediately give the Reception your license plate number. On the Internet, the reception employee will erase the sign of your entry into the Limited Traffic Zone. Each entry costs Euro 1.00, as requested by the City of Florence