Location – How to reach the Hotel Axial

Clients traveling …

Depending on your route in approaching Florence we suggest different ways of reaching the Hotel. Please download and print the instructions, satellite navigators can be useful but sometimes are not precise in the way of approaching the centre of Florence.


IMPORTANT: Florence historical centre is a Traffic Limited Zone (in Italian ZTL), controlled by several traffic cameras and traffic wardens. The entrances to the centre are under surveillance by cameras that register every number plate that passes below them.
Residents and Tourists can enter the centre, but upon arrival it is important that you give us your number plate so that we can communicate it to the authorities and you will not be fined for entering the ZTL.

Also be careful not to drive in the Bus/Taxi Only lanes, marked in yellow.
As parking is not permitted in the centre of Florence, Hotel Maxim offers to all its clients a special rate with a nearby garage.
The garage staff will take care of collecting the car and bringing it back in front of the hotel. Prices vary depending on the size of the car, small/big/minivan, 27,00€/33,00/47,00€. The fee covers parking until 19:00 of the next day.
 Garage fee must be paid directly to the garage staff when collecting the car.

From Florence Airport – Amerigo Vespucci:


  • Taxi:  Taxis are available outside the arrival terminal at the airport. The ride is approximately fifteen minutes and will take you directly in front of the door of the hotel. Cost of Taxis might vary depending on the time of the day and traffic congestion, but it is approximately 25 Euro.
  • Shuttle bus:  There is a shuttle bus service “Vola in Bus”, at the cost of 4,5 Euro (ticket must be purchased on board). The shuttles connect the airport to the Central Station every thirty minutes until 23:30.


From Pisa Airport – Galileo Galilei:


  • Train:  The airport is 80 kilometres away from Florence, but on the left hand side of the terminal there is a train station that links the airport to Florence Central Station and Pisa Station.
There are eight direct connections Pisa Airport – Florence during the day.
All the other trains stop at Pisa Central Station where the passengers must change the train to get on board the one going to Florence SMN Central Station. Tickets are available at the Airport Train Counter located near the platform inside the terminal.
  • Shuttle bus: The “Terravision” shuttle bus connects Pisa Airport to Florence Central Station. The counter is right outside the arrival gate (after the baggage claim area).

Hotel Axial is only 900 metres away from Florence Central Station (Santa Maria Novella or S.M.N.)


  • Taxi: There are several Taxis waiting at the exits of the Central Station, the ride to the Hotel Axial is quite short, and is likely to cost around 10 Euro;
  • On foot: Coming out from the left hand side of the Central Station, you will find an escalator leading to an underground shopping street.
Go straight and walk all the shopping area until you reach a set of stairs in front of you.
Climb the stairs to find yourself in Via Panzani. Keep going straight, Via Panzani will become Via de’ Cerretani and eventually, at around seven hundred meters ahead, you will see the Duomo and Battistero.
Walk in front of the Duomo Cathedral looking at the entry gates. On the right hand side you will see a crowded street, that is Via Calzaiuoli.
Hotel Maxim is on the right hand side a few meters ahead.


IMPORTANT: Florence Campo di Marte Station and Florence Rifredi Station and Florence Campo di Marte Station are two smaller local train stations, outside the historical centre. If you happen to travel to those please check out the local bus service ( Taxis are also available in front of the exits.

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Follow the PDF file instructions to reach the Axial on foot, by rented car, by taxi from the SMN Train Station or From the A.Vespucci Florence Airport.