Majestic palaces, museums and churches are all within a few minutes stroll: the Cathedral square, Giotto’s Bell Tower, Palazzo Vecchio (city hall), Ponte Vecchio (the Old Bridge) lined with its jewelry boutiques, the Pitti Palace and its magnificent Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Strozzi with its international art exhibitions… and the list goes on.
For shoppers, the infamous Via Tornabuoni with its high-end boutiques, as well as Via Calzaiuoli with its designer department stores and Florentine artisian boutiques are all within a short walk.
For those looking to indulge in good Florentine cuisine, the neighborhood of Novella House boasts an array of restaurants, from small family owned diners (trattorie) to formal dining spots.
There are eateries to fit all palates and pocketbooks. And let’s not forget the numerous coffee houses and pubs found in this animated neighborhood. Novella House is only 200 meters from the central train station (Santa Maria Novella), Palazzo dei Congressi and the Fortezza da Basso, both home to the city’s conventions and exhibitions/fairs. Thus, making our residence the perfect place to hang one’s hat even for extended periods of time due to work or study.
Many of the city’s busses come and go from this train station. A convenience allowing travellers to reach every corner of the city, with its sports centers and pools, as well as the countryside, quickly.