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Staying near Santa Maria Novella safe?

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Staying near Santa Maria Novella safe?

I want to book a place located in Via Palazzuolo at Via del Porcellana, near Santa Maria Novella. Is this area safe to stay in? Will we have to walk far to attractions?

I want to stay relatively close to the train station to avoid carrying our luggage too far but also far enough away to avoid any train station dodgy-ness --is this a good location for that as well?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Staying near Santa Maria Novella safe?

I've stayed several times near the station. The area is perfectly safe. The best area is on the streets between the station and the Duomo. The duomo is an easy walk from the station, and the center is quite compact, so as long as you don't choose a hotel well off the route I've suggested, you'll be in a good position for walking around Florence.

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2. Re: Staying near Santa Maria Novella safe?

Specifically about via Palazzuolo you can read the topic:

tripadvisor.com/…49196305

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3. Re: Staying near Santa Maria Novella safe?

Thanks--looks like the area is totally fine.

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4. Re: Staying near Santa Maria Novella safe?

There is nothing like the Tenderloin in Florence.

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5. Re: Staying near Santa Maria Novella safe?

Lol @ datthecoast! Touché!

Though, the outer areas of the Tenderloin aren't so bad...I wouldn't choose to stay there overnight. Good to know I don't have to worry about it in Firenze!

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