Santa Maria Novella Railway Station

Santa Maria Novella Railway Station

Santa Maria Novella Railway Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

1. Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

Experience Florence from an open-top double-decker tour bus. Hop on and off where you please or relax on board with insightful multilingual audio commentary. Enjoy 2 lines and choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour tickets. Explore this Renaissance city built on the banks of the river Arno. Feel the sunshine on your face on the open-top bus and admire the views of the Arno, Piazza Indipendenza, Porta Romana, and more. Line A This line goes through Florence city center and the entire route lasts approximately 1 hour. Stop 8 Santa Maria Novella Train Station (in front of the luggage storage) Stop 9 Libertà Stop 10 Donatello Stop 11 Beccaria Stop 12 Santa Croce Stop 13 Teatro Verdi Stop 1 Viale Michelangiolo Stop 2 Piazzale Michelangelo Stop 3 Galileo Stop 4 Villa Cora Stop 5 Porta Romana Stop 6 Piazza Tasso Stop 7 Piazza Indipendenza Line B Line B focuses on Florence and Fiesole. The bus includes stops at Fiesole, a famous Etruscan hillside city with breathtaking views of Florence. The entire route takes 2 hours. Stop 1 Galileo Stop 2 Piazzale Michelangelo Stop 3 Lungarno Serristori Stop 4 Grazie Stop 5 Lungo l’Affrico Stop 6 Museo del Calcio Stop 7 Righi (ostello) Stop 8 San Domenico Stop 9 Fiesole Stop 10 San Domenico Stop 11 Via Bolognese Stop 12 Via Fabbroni Stop 13 Via Trento Stop 14 Via Pier Capponi Stop 15 Piazzale Donatello Stop 16 Piazza Beccaria Stop 17 Viale Michelangiolo Stop 18 Piazzale Michelangelo

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike

2. Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike

Get a taste of 'la dolce vita' on this jam-packed tour to the Cinque Terre, a collection of quintessential Italian towns dotted along the coast of Tuscany. After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of the quaint village and wander around. Then, choose to either go on a guided hike to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once in Vernazza, sit at one of the local cafés, or take a dip in the sea. Next, board a train to Monterosso, the village renowned for its beautiful beaches and artisan shops. If the weather allows it, you will then board a boat to navigate along the coast of the Cinque Terre. Arrive in Riomaggiore, an ancient fishing village and the most southern of the 5 villages. After exploring this last village, board the train back to La Spezia and then take the coach back to Florence.

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

3. From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

From Livorno: Florence and Pisa Roundtrip Transfer

4. From Livorno: Florence and Pisa Roundtrip Transfer

During your time in Livorno, take the opportunity to explore two of the most famous cities in Tuscany. Travel on a comfortable tour bus with wi-fi and tips from your tour host. Enjoy free time in Florence and Pisa and discover both of these iconic cities on the same day. First, head to Florence, referred to sometimes as the "cradle of the renaissance". Visit the San Lorenzo market, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica, and the old bridge. Wander through alleyways set between historic buildings and taste some typical local dishes.  After 3 and a half hours of free time in Florence, continue towards Pisa and take 1 hour and 30 minutes to see the city. Admire the famous monuments at the "meadow of miracles" including the leaning tower. Strike a pose beside the famous monument and snap a photo to help remember your visit. Return on time guaranteed.

Florence: Shuttle Bus to Barberino Designer Outlet

5. Florence: Shuttle Bus to Barberino Designer Outlet

Barberino Designer Outlet is the perfect location to find your favorite designer brands at up to 70% off, all year round. Discover more than 120 boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, a children's play area, and free parking, surrounded by a wonderful Tuscan setting, Barberino Designer Outlet offers something for everyone. The outlet is conveniently located adjacent to the A1 motorway, just 30 minutes from Florence.

Florence: Shared Bus Transfer to/from Pisa Airport

6. Florence: Shared Bus Transfer to/from Pisa Airport

Enjoy hassle-free travel between Pisa Airport and Florence using a great value bus transfer. Choose from 1-way service to or from the airport and the Guidoni T2 station (just 20 minutes from the city center). Benefit of departures adapted to your flight schedule: there is a morning and an evening service in each direction. Rides from 22 and 6 also stop at Santa Maria Novella Railway Station. Save yourself from navigating the public transportation system, and travel along fast road connections. Take comfort in the fact that all buses are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

Florence: Audio Guide Tour with 21 Attraction Visits

7. Florence: Audio Guide Tour with 21 Attraction Visits

Welcome to the enchanting city of Florence, where history, art, and culture converge in a harmonious dance. As you embark on this self-guided audio tour, prepare to be swept away by the timeless beauty that defines the heart of Tuscany. Nestled along the banks of the Arno River, Florence is a living masterpiece, boasting a rich tapestry of Renaissance architecture, world-renowned art, and a vibrant atmosphere that resonates through its cobbled streets. Your journey begins here, at the cradle of the Renaissance, where each corner whispers tales of the past and every alleyway unveils a new chapter in the city's storied history. 🎨 As you wander through the historic center, be prepared to witness the legacy of great minds like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli. The Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia are not mere buildings but portals to a bygone era, where genius and creativity knew no bounds. Let the echoes of the past guide you through the Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and the charming Piazza della Signoria. But Florence is not just a living museum; it's a city that breathes life into its traditions, markets, and delectable cuisine. As you stroll through the bustling Mercato Centrale, let the aromas of fresh produce and the lively chatter of locals immerse you in the authentic Florentine experience. Learn more about the top 21 tourist attractions in Florence. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Firenze Santa Maria Novella 2. Church of Santa Maria Novella 3. Mercato Centrale 4. Basilica di San Lorenzo 5. Museo di San Marco 6. Galleria dell'Accademia 7. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo 8. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore 9. Piazza del Duomo 10. Campanile di Giotto 11. Battistero di San Giovanni 12. Palazzo Strozzi 13. Ponte Vecchio 14. Uffizi Gallery 15. Palazzo Vecchio 16. Piazza della Signoria 17. Piazza Santa Croce 18. Basilica of Santa Croce 19. Basilica of San Miniato al Monte 20. Piazzale Michelangelo 21. Palazzo Pitti Join us on this self-guided audio tour, where the past meets the present, and every step is a journey through time. Your adventure awaits, and Florence is ready to reveal its secrets – are you ready to uncover them? Let's dive into the magic that is Florence, a city that transcends time and captivates the soul. Enjoy your exploration!

Florence: Private 1-Way Santa Maria Novella Station Transfer

8. Florence: Private 1-Way Santa Maria Novella Station Transfer

Take a 1-way private transfer from your hotel or other accommodation to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. When it's time to say arrivederci to Florence, avoid the hassle of booking a taxi at the last minute. Meet your driver directly at your accommodation in Florence, receive assistance with your luggage, and then sit back and relax with a transfer in a private luxury vehicle. Transportation will be by a Mercedes Benz car for groups of one or two people or a Mercedes Viano or Sprinter minivan for groups of three to eight.

Pisa: Day Excursion from Florence by Train

9. Pisa: Day Excursion from Florence by Train

Beginning from Florence, you will depart from the main train Station of Santa Maria Novella. After 1 hour you will reach Pisa Station before meeting your guide for a group tour of the main Square, Piazza dei Miracoli. This of one of the most important historical complex in Europe and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1989. The itinerary includes an introduction to the Square and of all its monuments (Baptistry, Monumental Cemetery, Leaning Tower and Cathedral) and a visit inside the Cathedral. With this tour you have the possibility to book tickets for the Leaning Tower in advance. After the visit you will have free time to walk by yourself in the city center, before choosing any train to get back to Florence 

Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

10. Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

Meet your guide for an orientation walk around the city of Florence. Explore and discover the art and architecture created by Renaissance masters, and hear stories about the Medici family. Pass the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Repubblica square, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Your walking tour will conclude on one of the busiest streets of Florence, known for its nightlife. Head to a bar with one of the best-rated aperitivos in town. Try the Italian life style, sit down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink paired with the daily selection of food included. To many Italians, this gathering is the cherry on top of the day, as friends and family gather in bars eating, drinking and sharing stories and laughs into the night.

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Santa Maria Novella Railway Station: Our most recommended tours and activities

Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

Florence: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24, 48 or 72-Hour Ticket

Experience Florence from an open-top double-decker tour bus. Hop on and off where you please or relax on board with insightful multilingual audio commentary. Enjoy 2 lines and choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour tickets. Explore this Renaissance city built on the banks of the river Arno. Feel the sunshine on your face on the open-top bus and admire the views of the Arno, Piazza Indipendenza, Porta Romana, and more. Line A This line goes through Florence city center and the entire route lasts approximately 1 hour. Stop 8 Santa Maria Novella Train Station (in front of the luggage storage) Stop 9 Libertà Stop 10 Donatello Stop 11 Beccaria Stop 12 Santa Croce Stop 13 Teatro Verdi Stop 1 Viale Michelangiolo Stop 2 Piazzale Michelangelo Stop 3 Galileo Stop 4 Villa Cora Stop 5 Porta Romana Stop 6 Piazza Tasso Stop 7 Piazza Indipendenza Line B Line B focuses on Florence and Fiesole. The bus includes stops at Fiesole, a famous Etruscan hillside city with breathtaking views of Florence. The entire route takes 2 hours. Stop 1 Galileo Stop 2 Piazzale Michelangelo Stop 3 Lungarno Serristori Stop 4 Grazie Stop 5 Lungo l’Affrico Stop 6 Museo del Calcio Stop 7 Righi (ostello) Stop 8 San Domenico Stop 9 Fiesole Stop 10 San Domenico Stop 11 Via Bolognese Stop 12 Via Fabbroni Stop 13 Via Trento Stop 14 Via Pier Capponi Stop 15 Piazzale Donatello Stop 16 Piazza Beccaria Stop 17 Viale Michelangiolo Stop 18 Piazzale Michelangelo

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike

Florence: Cinque Terre Day Trip with Optional Hike

Get a taste of 'la dolce vita' on this jam-packed tour to the Cinque Terre, a collection of quintessential Italian towns dotted along the coast of Tuscany. After meeting your guide in central Florence, listen to an insightful introduction about the Cinque Terre on the 2-hour bus journey to La Spezia. After a quick bathroom break, board the first train of the day. Arrive in Manarola, the first of the Cinque Terre villages you will visit. Here you will join a small guided walk through the vines, and then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace. Next, take the train to Corniglia. Climb the steps to reach the center of the quaint village and wander around. Then, choose to either go on a guided hike to Vernazza, or if you prefer to take it easy, follow your guide and take a train instead. Once in Vernazza, sit at one of the local cafés, or take a dip in the sea. Next, board a train to Monterosso, the village renowned for its beautiful beaches and artisan shops. If the weather allows it, you will then board a boat to navigate along the coast of the Cinque Terre. Arrive in Riomaggiore, an ancient fishing village and the most southern of the 5 villages. After exploring this last village, board the train back to La Spezia and then take the coach back to Florence.

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

From Florence: Tuscany Day Trip with Lunch at Chianti winery

Begin your journey of Tuscany at Florence’s central train station, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Siena, Italy’s most picturesque medieval city, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour. Look up to admire the lovely terracotta roofs adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the main cathedral.   Next, head to the hilltop town of San Gimignano, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for the tower houses built in the Middle Ages. Enjoy free time here to see its splendid squares, palaces, churches, and magnificent towers. The last stop on your Tuscan excursion is a visit to Pisa and its iconic leaning tower. Take a stroll through the Piazza dei Miracoli and see other marvelous monuments, before driving back to Florence. Best of all, choose from either a small-group or private guided experience to make your trip special. Choose the lunch option to enjoy a homemade lunch paired with an informal wine tasting at a traditional wine estate in the Chianti wine region. Savor 4 regional wines at lunch and learn about their unique production techniques. Feast on an organic, farmhouse meal while you overlook the rolling vineyards under the Tuscan sun.

From Livorno: Florence and Pisa Roundtrip Transfer

From Livorno: Florence and Pisa Roundtrip Transfer

During your time in Livorno, take the opportunity to explore two of the most famous cities in Tuscany. Travel on a comfortable tour bus with wi-fi and tips from your tour host. Enjoy free time in Florence and Pisa and discover both of these iconic cities on the same day. First, head to Florence, referred to sometimes as the "cradle of the renaissance". Visit the San Lorenzo market, Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica, and the old bridge. Wander through alleyways set between historic buildings and taste some typical local dishes.  After 3 and a half hours of free time in Florence, continue towards Pisa and take 1 hour and 30 minutes to see the city. Admire the famous monuments at the "meadow of miracles" including the leaning tower. Strike a pose beside the famous monument and snap a photo to help remember your visit. Return on time guaranteed.

Florence: Shuttle Bus to Barberino Designer Outlet

Florence: Shuttle Bus to Barberino Designer Outlet

Barberino Designer Outlet is the perfect location to find your favorite designer brands at up to 70% off, all year round. Discover more than 120 boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, a children's play area, and free parking, surrounded by a wonderful Tuscan setting, Barberino Designer Outlet offers something for everyone. The outlet is conveniently located adjacent to the A1 motorway, just 30 minutes from Florence.

Florence: Shared Bus Transfer to/from Pisa Airport

Florence: Shared Bus Transfer to/from Pisa Airport

Enjoy hassle-free travel between Pisa Airport and Florence using a great value bus transfer. Choose from 1-way service to or from the airport and the Guidoni T2 station (just 20 minutes from the city center). Benefit of departures adapted to your flight schedule: there is a morning and an evening service in each direction. Rides from 22 and 6 also stop at Santa Maria Novella Railway Station. Save yourself from navigating the public transportation system, and travel along fast road connections. Take comfort in the fact that all buses are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

Florence: Audio Guide Tour with 21 Attraction Visits

Florence: Audio Guide Tour with 21 Attraction Visits

Welcome to the enchanting city of Florence, where history, art, and culture converge in a harmonious dance. As you embark on this self-guided audio tour, prepare to be swept away by the timeless beauty that defines the heart of Tuscany. Nestled along the banks of the Arno River, Florence is a living masterpiece, boasting a rich tapestry of Renaissance architecture, world-renowned art, and a vibrant atmosphere that resonates through its cobbled streets. Your journey begins here, at the cradle of the Renaissance, where each corner whispers tales of the past and every alleyway unveils a new chapter in the city's storied history. 🎨 As you wander through the historic center, be prepared to witness the legacy of great minds like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli. The Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia are not mere buildings but portals to a bygone era, where genius and creativity knew no bounds. Let the echoes of the past guide you through the Florence Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and the charming Piazza della Signoria. But Florence is not just a living museum; it's a city that breathes life into its traditions, markets, and delectable cuisine. As you stroll through the bustling Mercato Centrale, let the aromas of fresh produce and the lively chatter of locals immerse you in the authentic Florentine experience. Learn more about the top 21 tourist attractions in Florence. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Firenze Santa Maria Novella 2. Church of Santa Maria Novella 3. Mercato Centrale 4. Basilica di San Lorenzo 5. Museo di San Marco 6. Galleria dell'Accademia 7. Museo dell'Opera del Duomo 8. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore 9. Piazza del Duomo 10. Campanile di Giotto 11. Battistero di San Giovanni 12. Palazzo Strozzi 13. Ponte Vecchio 14. Uffizi Gallery 15. Palazzo Vecchio 16. Piazza della Signoria 17. Piazza Santa Croce 18. Basilica of Santa Croce 19. Basilica of San Miniato al Monte 20. Piazzale Michelangelo 21. Palazzo Pitti Join us on this self-guided audio tour, where the past meets the present, and every step is a journey through time. Your adventure awaits, and Florence is ready to reveal its secrets – are you ready to uncover them? Let's dive into the magic that is Florence, a city that transcends time and captivates the soul. Enjoy your exploration!

Florence: Private 1-Way Santa Maria Novella Station Transfer

Florence: Private 1-Way Santa Maria Novella Station Transfer

Take a 1-way private transfer from your hotel or other accommodation to Santa Maria Novella Train Station. When it's time to say arrivederci to Florence, avoid the hassle of booking a taxi at the last minute. Meet your driver directly at your accommodation in Florence, receive assistance with your luggage, and then sit back and relax with a transfer in a private luxury vehicle. Transportation will be by a Mercedes Benz car for groups of one or two people or a Mercedes Viano or Sprinter minivan for groups of three to eight.

Pisa: Day Excursion from Florence by Train

Pisa: Day Excursion from Florence by Train

Beginning from Florence, you will depart from the main train Station of Santa Maria Novella. After 1 hour you will reach Pisa Station before meeting your guide for a group tour of the main Square, Piazza dei Miracoli. This of one of the most important historical complex in Europe and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1989. The itinerary includes an introduction to the Square and of all its monuments (Baptistry, Monumental Cemetery, Leaning Tower and Cathedral) and a visit inside the Cathedral. With this tour you have the possibility to book tickets for the Leaning Tower in advance. After the visit you will have free time to walk by yourself in the city center, before choosing any train to get back to Florence 

Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

Florence: Evening Walking Tour with Tasty Aperitivo & Drink

Meet your guide for an orientation walk around the city of Florence. Explore and discover the art and architecture created by Renaissance masters, and hear stories about the Medici family. Pass the Duomo, the Palazzo Vecchio, the Repubblica square, the Uffizi and the Ponte Vecchio. Your walking tour will conclude on one of the busiest streets of Florence, known for its nightlife. Head to a bar with one of the best-rated aperitivos in town. Try the Italian life style, sit down, socialize with the rest of the group, enjoy your drink paired with the daily selection of food included. To many Italians, this gathering is the cherry on top of the day, as friends and family gather in bars eating, drinking and sharing stories and laughs into the night.

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It was great! I highly recommend doing this tour as it gives you a nice glimpse of Florence. Perfect for those pressed for time. Piazza Michelangelo was of course the highlight. I recommend getting off the bus and spending time here, to take in that phenomenal view of Florence. Just make sure to watch out for the bus because the area of the piazza has too many vehicles and so there is really no designated stop for the bus or even if there is, because it’s so crowded, the buses don’t get to stop at the same spot. Otherwise, I really loved this and I wish I did this on my first visit to this magical city.

Manu & Ema, where amazing, going above and beyond They give us so many options to make the best of this wonderful tour with request Hiking was really amazing, walking all over the beautiful mountain The train walking around the towns They always show us the best spots for pictures The food and views of the restaurant that they took us was perfect and delicious Thank you Manu & Ema

Great day out, takes all the planning off your hands and Emma was amazing at getting us everywhere whilst making it fun and exciting! The views are amazing on the hike so we definitely recommend taking this option up. Emma also makes it fun with her knowledge on the local areas. She was really friendly and easy to talk to, making the trip even more enjoyable

We absolutely loved our experience. Everything was really well organized! Sara is a great guide! She explains well and is very fun and funny too!

Everything about this trip was amazing!! Mano and Roberto were the best guide and driver. Well worth the money!!