Hotel Malaspina, set amidst the nineteenth buildings on Piazza dell’Indipendenza, is in an ideal position among the 3 star hotels in Florence for both pleasure and business travel. It is close to Fortezza da Basso (5 minute walk), the most important trade show center of the city where Pitti Immagine Uomo Bimbo, BTC the Borsa del Turismo Congressuale and other important exhibitions are held, in the restored spaces of the massive fortress built in the 16th century by the famous military architect Antonio da Sangallo; Palazzo dei Congressi, in Pratello Orsini (Via Valfonda) and Palazzo degli Affari onVia Bernardo Cennini. One is old (it was the former Villa Vittoria belonging to the Strozzi family) the other ultra modern, both are the site of prestigious conventions and meetings, primarily in the medical and national and international intergovernmental fields. Florence's most famous museums and sights can also be easily reached on foot from Hotel Malaspina: in less than a 10 minute walk from the hotel, Museo di San Marco in Piazza San Marco housed in a Renaissance monastery built by Michelozzo and frescoed by Beato Angelico, contains important 16th century paintings and Galleria dell'Accademia, on Via Ricasoli, is home to some of the most beautiful of Michelangelo's sculptures, the Slaves, San Matteo and the famous David.
To get to the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi Gallery, takes around ten minutes on foot, or you can take bus no. 7 which stops 50 meters from Hotel Malaspina, to get there is a fast 10 minutes. The surroundings of Hotel Malaspina are also pleasant: during the day around Piazza dell’Indipendenza, a pedestrian zone and shaded by large trees, Via Guelfa and Santa Maria Novella, there are artisan workshops for traditional shopping and in the evening you can enjoy historic trattorias, wine bars and restaurants, both informal and elegant, for an enjoyable time with the traditional dishes of Florence's cuisine and delightful Tuscan wines.
In the surrounding areas: Lucca 70 km
Pisa 98 km
San Gimignano 55 km
Siena 70 km Outlet: The Mall (Gucci, Prada etc.) 34 km Wineries and traditional restaurants: Strada del vino Chianti Colli Fiorentini 0 km
Hotel Malaspina organizes tours to these cities and gourmet tours of the la Strada del vino and beyond.
From Florence's Amerigo Vespucci airport take the “Vola in bus” shuttle bus to Santa Maria Novella train station (the trip takes around 20 minutes) from there continue as described in “By train”.
Hotel Malaspina is 700 meters from Santa Maria Novella S.M.N. train station. A bus (no. 7 from the Toraldo stop to the Indipendenza stop) takes 5 minutes to get to the hotel, or you can walk along Via Nazionale and get there in 10 minutes. Via Nazionale ends in Piazza dell'Indipendenza, the Hotel Malaspina is located at no. 24.
By car From the north: from autostrada A1, exit at "Firenze Nord" and follow the signs for the center (centro). At the end of Viale Francesco Redi, turn right and then left on Via Guido Monaco. Drive to the end of Via Guido Monaco, and turn left on Via Fratelli Rosselli. After the underpass that go under the train tracks take the Viali di Circonvallazione that go around Fortezza da Basso. Take Viale Lavagnini and turn right at the first signal on Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, continue for 500 meters until you reach Piazza dell'Indipendenza, Hotel Malaspina is located at no. 24. From the south: from autostrada A1, exit at “Firenze Sud” and follow the signs for Piazza della Libertà. Before the Piazza you'll be on Viale Lavagnini, turn right at the first signal on Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria and continue for 500 meters until you reach Piazza dell'Indipendenza, Hotel Malaspina is located at no. 24.