Palazzo San Niccolò takes its name from the neighborhood where it is located.
San Niccolò is the oldest district of Florence and among one of the most beloved historical areas by the Florentines for its calm atmosphere. San Niccolò neighborhood was once one of the main entrances of the city, while nowadays it is one of the meeting points for young people with its pubs and restaurants.
Did you know? The famous Bar Necchi in the “Amici miei” movie is situated in the parallel street of Via di San Niccolò, 1 minute from the Palazzo!
- Poggi fountain and Tower of San Niccolò: 1 minute
- Forte Belvedere: 5 minutes
- Giardino delle Rose: 4 minutes
- Piazzale Michelangelo: 5 minutes
- Ponte Vecchio: 8 minutes
- Piazza Pitti and Boboli gardens: 10 minutes
- Uffizi Museum and Piazza Signoria: 10 minutes
- Piazza Santa Croce: 10 minutes
San Niccolò District
San Niccolò is the area of Florence that has completely preserved its medieval atmosphere, resembling a small Tuscan borgo with still intact cobbled streets and massive walls of the 13th century.
One of the main attractions of the neighborhood is undoubtedly the Tower, or rather the Door. Built in 1324 and rising 115 feet high it was originally one of the doors through the pilgrims entered in Florence, such as Porta al Prato or Porta Romana. In summer it is possible to visit it with a guided tour.
San Niccolò is a labyrinth of narrow streets where you can get lost among the shops, typical food and wine bars. If you pay attention to the road signs and the typical buchette del vino you’ll see different kinds of street art details!
As we usually say: art is not only inside the museums!
During the spring time the Giardino delle Rose is the perfect location for nature and outdoors lovers. Situated on top of the hill right next to Piazzale Michelangelo, the garden will offer you the opportunity to enjoy the scents and colours of flowers immersed in a relaxing atmosphere and, most of all, to admire Florence from an exclusive and privileged point of view.
After the sunset, San Niccolò shows its other side: the nightlife! There are many restaurants,Vinaìni, paninerie, clubs where you can dine, have appetizers, a beer and stop for a drink with friends. Overnight the neighborhood transforms itself and brings out its livelier soul, which is somewhat hidden during the day. In San Niccolò you can still breathe that air of Florentinity that elsewhere might maybe be a bit lost, a popular and vaguely folkloristic atmosphere, a meeting place for many young Florentines and people who come from outside the city.
If you want to escape the very touristic areas, San Niccolò neighborhood is the perfect choice due to its relaxing atmosphere and its proximity to some of Florence’s historical landmarks.
In Palazzo San Niccolò you can rent some spaces for events as art exhibitions, meetings, workshops, weddings and much more!
Palazzo San Niccolò is the perfect location to celebrate what you love most: come and visit our common areas like our beautiful lounge and the stunning private garden!
Palazzo San Niccolò is not in ZTL. You can park your car in the streets or if you prefer we can help you to book upon availability in a private garage in Via de’ Renai, the parallel street of Palazzo San Niccolò.The average cost is 30€ per day and you can pay directly on site. The park is accessible 24/7.
Our Palazzo San Niccolò Exclusive Driver will welcome you upon arrival at any of the local train stations or nearby airports. Our experienced driver (with official chauffeur’s certification NCC required by the City of Florence) will meet you at the arrival gate or platform, also offering assistance with your luggage.
We offer transfers to and from the main airports of Florence, Pisa and Bologna and any Florence train station (Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Campo di Marte, Firenze Rifredi). Please do not hesitate to contact us to ask about our private transfer services!