The Carmine Complex is formed by three main parts:
The Reception, the Tacca Hall and the ex-library (night zone)
The entrance to the Ospitale is through an internal backyard from Piazza Piattellina n.1. On the first floor, after a flight of stairs, there is the Reception Hall and the Tacca Hall on the right.
The night zone, instead, is a third hall, divided in 20 small rooms, each of which can host up to 4 people (with 2 double decker beds) The management of the hostel is coordinated by the Ospitale delle Rifiorenze Association, in collaboration with Mani Tese Firenze and the Municipality of Florence, in partnership with the Ethical Bank Foundation, Caritas, the Cooperativa Riciclaggio e Solidarietà and the Educatorio Fuligno. Theproject for the Ospitale has received the support of Cesvot (the public center for volunteering in Tuscany) with the Innovation projects call 2004.
Not just hospitality... PDF Print E-mail
Besides the hospitality, the hostel offers also a number of complementary services, among which the following:
- Locker closets (free)
- Breakfast (fair trade based)
- Eco-fair catering, for lunch and dinner (on the road as well). Thanks to a partnership with two organisations from the fair trade world in Florence, it is possible to have a catering service both at lunch and at dinner at the Ospitale. It is necessary to book the service, specifying the number of people and the required menu.
- Meeting space and hall for exibitions and workshops
- Fair trade shop
- Bicycles (for rent)
- Internet point
Social itineraries throughout Florence PDF Print E-mail
To enjoy the experience of a social and sustainable turism in the traditional town and in the more contemporary parts of Florence, you may be accompanied by a guide of the Ospitale delle Rifiorenze. <>Guided Tours These itineraries offer the possibility to get to know not only the beautiful and antique face of Florence, but also the face of the modern city. Florence, as Buontalenti discribed it, is the city of the “good eye” and the “bad tongue”: it is worthwhile to discover it slowly and respectfully, following different paths than the traditionally mass tourist ones. How to reach us PDF Print E-mail From the train station, from the airport, from the highway... here is how to reach us.
By train From the central train station Santa Maria Novella (900m): bus number 11, 36, 37. Get off at the second bus stop in via de' Serragli.
From the train station Campo di Marte (2 km): bus number 19 to the central station. Then follow instructions above. By plane From the Peretola airport: bus number 62 to the train station Santa Maria Novella. Then follow instructions above.