Hotel Il Cigno

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Strada Statale 65 della Futa, Km 49.5, Covigliaio, Covigliaio, Tuscany, 50030, Italy
Hotel Il Cigno
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Costs 47% less but rated 11% lower than other 4 star hotels

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Can a taxi enter the restricted zone in Florence?

by Piter_2

To reach a hotel, for example? Or we need to go by feet with luggage - our hotel is exactly near Ponte Veccio?


And what is average price from airport to the centre of Florence?


Thank you

Re: Can a taxi enter the restricted zone in Florence?

by mccalpin

1. I haven't checked specifically in Florence, but in other Italian cities, taxis and other public transit are able to enter the ZTLs (limited traffic zones); it's private cars of people who don't live there who can't enter.

2. Some streets are pedestrian-only so even a taxi can't drive there, but there are usually streets on either side or nearby that are open to cars, so the taxi driver gets as close as he can, then you walk (but usually not far).

3. As you can see at http://www.aeroporto.firenze.it/EN/index.php?percorso=contents&jk=18&curr=0
the airport's website reports that the fare to the city center is 20 euro during the day on weekdays, and slightly higher on nights and weekends/holidays...

What is your hotel's address?

Bill

Re: Can a taxi enter the restricted zone in Florence?

by effeti

Correct:
The historic centre is closed to *private* traffic.... (from http://en.comune.firenze.it/transport/ztl.htm)

Come stai, Bill? La bottiglia ancora resiste, ma....
Francesco

Re: Can a taxi enter the restricted zone in Florence?

by mccalpin

Ciao', Francesco! Adesso, faccio Wikipedia ;-)

ed er vino sempre amejora, vero??? ;-) (sun maleducato, parlando romanesco!!!)

Bill

Re: Can a taxi enter the restricted zone in Florence?

by Piter_2

It is degli Orafi (Lungarno Archibusieri, 4)...

Re: Can a taxi enter the restricted zone in Florence?

by mccalpin

OK. 2 thoughts:

1. Your hotel's website notes that "After Ponte Vecchio, continue slowly for 50m [along the Lungarno], then turn left into Via dei Georgofili where you will find the entrance to our hotel. " So, clearly, the hotel can be accessed by taxi, since these are directions for a car.

2. The same page (http://www.hoteldegliorafi.it/english/come_arrivare.html) points out that taxis are available at the main train station (Santa Maria Novella) to get to the hotel, ergo, coupled with #1, a taxi can take you right up to the door.

Yes, your hotel is in the ZTL named Sector A in Florence, but you will have no problem taking a taxi from the airport straight to the hotel's front door...

I hope you get a river side view, since, as you point out, the Ponte Vecchio is less than 100 meters away...

Bill

Re: Can a taxi enter the restricted zone in Florence?

by Piter_2

Thank you....

Re: Can a taxi enter the restricted zone in Florence?

by gial1

yes taxi can enter the city center. They are quite expensive though (actually I don't know the exact price from the airport to Ponte Vecchio). I pay from my house in south florence to the train station (10 minutes by taxi) around 14 euros... the airport is 20-25 minutes far from Ponte Vecchio so I guess the price is around 28 euros! But i am not sure
ANyway ask your hotel if there is a shuttle service from the airport to the city center

Travel Tips for Florence

Eat lots of Gelato!!

by QGirl

Gelato stands are everywhere in Italy! We had gelato a least twice a day while in Italy, it's a cheap way to experience one of the wonderful flavor of Italy.
I loved the gelato the best in Florence. "Vivoli": this is a gelato place that is considered the best in Florence (it has the best "Rice" gelato) "Gelateria de Neri": (on Via de Neri street) this is the second most famous gelato place. I loved the coconut and Nutella flavor gelato the best!

Duomo --> The interior

by KiNyA

The interior of the Dome is simply magnificent. Actually I don't remember what this represents but it must have been something special otherwise I don't think I'd take this photograph.
Inside you can see marble Pavements and several altars.

Casa Buonarroti - Michelangelo's Home

by pigletsmom

Upon his death, Michelangelo bequeathed the house to his nephew, and a few hundred years later, it was given over to the city of Florence as a museum. The house contains many beautiful works of art by Michelangelo, and also some other nice pieces from other contemporaries such as Gentileschi and Pontormo. I went specifically to see Michelangelo's earliest known sculpture, the Madonna della scala, or the Madonna of the stairs. I was taught in art history class that he was only 17 when he produced this work of art, and that his mother was the model. It's probably a myth, but it makes for a nice story, but he did keep it in his possession his entire life. The collection also contains fabulous Michelangelo drawings. There is also the family's library available for research. The address is Via Ghibellina 70, 50122 Firenze

A Hole in the wall with character

by CourtneyLyn about Lochness

Over my four months in Florence this is the place we ended up at at the end of most of our nights on the town. It is on Via de Benci, and it is not really advertised from the outside. I think "Lochness" is written with marker on the door. But inside the atmosphere is comfortable, nice lighting and cool decorations. The drinks are not too expensive and there is a pool table and foozball. This place stays open later than a lot of the other bars, 4 or 5am. Although it is run by a couple from Scotland, you will find a lot more Italians here than tourists, which is unlike many of the other bars around Florence.

proper italian trattoria

by fabiensf about Il buco del'Orafo

We were surprised to find this restaurant suggested on our guidebook as usually restaurants sugested on guidebooks tend to be very touristy. However we were the only foreigners in the restaurant which was packed for lunch.
We shared the antipasto toscano, their crostini are very good. We then had pasta e fagioli & ribollita which were both very good. It cost about €35 for 2 for 1 shared starter, 2 soups, water & coffee. Ribollita

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