Zip b&b is in the historical center of Florence, extremely close to the railway station and just a few hundred meters from the most important city monuments as well as the city fair and convention center. It is best to avoid coming to the Zip by car if possible as the historical center of Florence is a limited traffic area.

Distances from the Zip b&b:

by foot
Santa Maria Novella Train Station (4 minutes), Duomo (7 minutes), Uffizi (15 minutes), Ponte Vecchio (14 minutes), Congress Center (6 minutes), City Fair Fortress (9 minutes).
by car or bus
Florence Airport 10 Km, Pisa Airport 80 Km
by train
Rome 90 min, Milan 100 min, Venice 125 min, Bologna 35 min


At both of the Florence or Pisa airports, there is a shuttle bus which will bring you to “Piazza della Stazione” just a few meters away from the Zip B&B. You can find all the relevant information on transportation from the airports at the following websites:

Pisa Airport: :

Florence Airport:

Important! Within a few months the new Line 2 of the Florence tram will be open which will bring you directly into Piazza dell’Unita’ Italiana in 20 minutes which is just in front of Zip B&B.


Upon your arrival in the station, with the railway at your back, take the exit on your left. Cross the street and turn to the right. Walk for about 200 meters; when you will be at the side of Santa Maria Novella Church, you will see on your left Piazza dell’Unità Italiana. We are at the end of the square on the left in the same building with a coffee bar with plants and tables outside.


First of all, as explained above, bringing your car into the city center can create problems for you due to the ZTL and is only possible by payment. Therefore, I encourage you, whenever possible, to use the new Park and Ride on the A1 Highway. The new exit on the AI called Villa Costanza is located between the exits Firenze Impruneta and Firenze Scandicci. There is a toll booth at the exit which serves to permit re-entry onto the highway. In the parking lot you will find the platform for the tram which will bring you to the Santa Maria Novella station in 20 minutes: just 200 meters from the Zip. You can find information on this practical alternative at the website:

If, on the other hand, you need to arrive with the car as close as possible to the B&B, you will find a very convenient private parking lot just 20 meters beyond the Zip with an entrance on the same Via S. Antonino. We are inside the Limited Traffic Area (ZTL) but entrance is allowed to access the garage. The staff will communicate to the city of Florence that your access to the ZTL area was for the purpose of parking the car.