Arriving in Florence by train, it would be difficult to find a 2-star hotel that is more comfortable and friendly than Hotel Berna: when you stay at this elegant hotel, just a stone's throw from Santa Maria Novella train station, your stay in Florence will start on the right foot.
From this privileged position, the artistic treasures of the old town center of Florence are just a short distance away. You will comfortably discover the Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, Piazza della Signoria, the Church of Santa Maria Novella, the Duomo (Cathedral), the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels, the Pitti Palace and the Ponte Vecchio...
From Hotel Berna, it is also especially easy to reach Florence's business facilities, such as Fortezza da Basso, the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Palazzo degli Affari.
It's always worth coming back to Florence and Hotel Berna and now there's one more reason! Piazza Duomo is now entirely a pedestrian area. Finally free of its chaotic traffic, this magnificent space has been completely returned to the people of Florence and tourists. In any case, the piazza can still be reached on public transportation from Santa Maria Novella, with intermediate stops adjacent to the Duomo.
Florence has also made other important steps towards sustainable mobility: the new, soon to be inaugurated tram line 1, will run from Santa Maria Novella train station to the city of Scandicci, on a route 7.6 km long with 14 stops. Tram line 1 follows a new bicycle path connected with the Arno Bicycle Path (C1C); it crosses the new bridge over the Arno reserved for trams, bicycles and pedestrians that connects Florence to the great Cascine Park. Scandicci is in an area of significant historical and cultural interest, surrounded by parks and hills, and an interesting excursion outside the city walls in Florence's enchanting countryside.