How to reach the hotel
By Car (from Highway A 1)
From exit Florence south continue on the connection to Florence. At the first traffic lights, turn to the left and after 2 kms you will find and on the right the Columbus Hotel.
From the train station of Santa Maria Novella take the bus number 14 (not to forget to buy bus tickets at the newstand inside or outside the Station) up to the bus stop "Hotel Columbus" which is located just 100 mts from the Hotel.
From the airport
The Airport "A.Vespucci" is only 25-30 minutes by Taxi with a fixed price and also by "Shuttle service" from the Central station.
How to get to the center of Florence
The hotel is close to the center of the city. You can reach the center by public transportation, by feet or by taxi.
For those who want save time we suggest the Taxi Service, which guarantees speed and comfort at moderate cost.
Our Guests can reach the centre of Florence in few minutes by buses n. 14-3-6-31-32 (bus stops 100 mts. from the Hotel) which directly leads to the most historical and museals places of Florence: Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio, Accademia Gallery, Duomo (medium frequency every 10 minutes. The ticket, valid 90 minutes could be purchased at the Reception Desk).
It is a very pleasant walk to Piazza Santa Croce (Holy Cross Church) and Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge), which are among the most known landmarks of Florence, strolling along the "Lungarni".
Theatres in Florence
From Hotel Columbus all the famous Theatres which are the symbols of the Italian culture can be easily reached.
The "Saschall", with its spectacular shows of music and dance; not to forget "Mandela Forum" with its concerts of various genre and style, with the most known Artists of Pop and Modern Music.
The "Teatro Comunale", Home of the "Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino", The "Teatro La Pergola" and The "Teatro Verdi".
The sports facilities as the historical "Assi Giglio Rosso" for Athletic and Tennis and the well equipped public Swimming pools such as "Bellariva", "Costoli", and Rari Nantes Florentia are in a walking distance as The "Stadio Comunale A.Franchi" (masterpiece of Architect F.Nervi) where the Fiorentina and the Italian National Team, play soccer Games.