Bed and breakfast in Florence Italy near Duomo

Address: Palazzo Ruspoli – Via de’ Martelli, 5 – 50129 – Florence – Italy – tel + 39.055.2670563

Once entered Florence perimeter, follow the signs towards the city centre (Centro) or the main boulevards (viali di circonvallazione). On the boulevards, continue driving on the boulevards until you reach Piazza della Libertà and from there turn into via Cavour. Drive all the way down via Cavour across Piazza San Marco and past Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Just a few metres before reaching Piazza Duomo, park the car on the right hand side near number 5. Palazzo Ruspoli’s reception is on the 3rd floor of the building.

Suggested motorway exits
Coming from north (Autostrada A1 and A11): exit Firenze Nord
Coming from south (Autostrada A1): exit Firenze Sud
Coming from Siena at the end of Superstrada, Galluzzo, follow the signs to Firenze
Coming from Pisa at the end of Superstrada, north-west suburb of the city

To monitor the traffic of vehicles in the centre of Florence, several CCTV cameras are installed to control the access to restricted traffic zone (ZTL). The Bed and Breakfast Palazzo Ruspoli is located within this area.

The boundaries are marked with the ZTL signs and have a special set of “access points” that are monitored by cameras that automatically detect all the license plates of passing vehicles. The transit through roads reserved exclusively for public transport and emergency vehicles is prohibited at any time, 24/7. Tourists driving their own or a rental car in the ZTL to get to their accommodation or a garage can regularize their transit and must pass through the indicated “access point”, avoiding bus and taxi lanes.

To regulate transit through the ZTL, you should communicate the hotel or garage upon arrival your license plate number. The staff will forward this information to the municipality office that will put the plate temporarily in the electronic “White List”. The access is considered authorized up to two hours before the time of entering data into the system. Transit is allowed in all sectors, according to the shortest path to reach the hotel or garage. A permit may be issued to tourists and hotel reservation without entering the ZTL to find an accommodation.

For inspection by the municipal police in the ZTL, you only need to specify your status when asked without having to show a written permit or reservation.

For the rest of their stay, guests must leave their cars outside the ZTL, in a pay garage.

Holders of permits for disabled people who need to enter the restricted traffic zone with their vehicle should call the toll free number 800 339891 from any Italian phone.