How to reach us
1Arriving by Car
There are two exits from the highway to reach the school: Firenze Scandicci and Firenze Nord. To reach the school from there follow the map we send you with our mail. In case you have a navy the address to put in is Via delle Torri 55, 50142 Firenze. As the school is not situated in the historical city centre there is no parking problem. You can park in a range of 200 metres and the parking areas are for free.
2Arriving by Train
The suggested Station is Santa Maria Novella, the main station of Florence. To reach the school from this station it’s possible to take the “tramvia” (just two lines, very easy) until you reach the stop Federiga. The ticket is 1,20€ . On the way of about 15 minutes you will cross the river Arno and the Cascine Park, a nice ride just outside the historic centre of Florence. From the stop Federiga you’ll reach the school walking about 5/7 minutes following the map you receive with our mail in Via delle Torri 55. You can buy the ticket at the platform from where the tramvia starts, there is a self service ticket counter. The ticket is the same also used for the busses.
3How long does it take to go from the station SMN to the school?
The tramvia is leaving every 4/7 minutes. Federiga is the 7th stop and takes about 15 minutes to get there. You won’t need more than 30 minutes to reach the school from the station including the short walk.
4Where do I take the tramvia?
Go to the back side of the station, close to track 3-4, there are a few steps to go down to the platform from where the tramvia leaves about every 7 minutes.
5Arriving by plane
There are three airports to reach Florence: The city airport of Florence but also those of Pisa and Bologna. Both are connected by shuttle bus. The journey takes from Pisa one hour, from Bologna around 45 minutes by train to the main station of Santa Maria Novella.
6Arriving in Camper
Florence is worth a visit and for those who like camping the course could be a reason for a camper vacation. A camper area is about 4km away from the school but you can park directly at the school. Close to Espresso Academy you can easily find supermarkets, shops and restaurants. You can reach the city centre, from the school to the city centre by tramvia in about 15 minutes.
7Arriving by foot or by bike and scooter
Some hero has walked to the school. Who wants to move before or after the course can reach the school from the station in about 45/50 minutes walking going along the river Arno or inside the Park of the Cascine. If you are not such a marathon runner you can easily rent bikes or scooters (just an App, and very cheap).
1What is the time limit to register for a course?
No limit of time, it’s even possible to register the evening before the course. But the admission will be closed as soon as the maximum number of participants is reached to allow a good teaching, most of all during the part of practice. We always update our website if a course is complete.
2The courses I’m interested in are all complete? I cannot find a day that fits me?
Send a mail in any case to email@example.com, we will be pleased to inform you about the upcoming dates trying to find a waiting list or a solution for you.
3Will there be a break for lunch?
During the course we don’t go on only with espresso and cappuccino. At about 1pm we have a break and we have lunch together at the “casa del popolo” (well, in Florence the clubs called casa del popolo are an institution for those who come from abroad it will be a discovery.) about 150m from the school. The menu offers pasta (we are in Italy) main course and side dishes. No problem if you prefer a veggie menu and also some regional recipes are always part of the menu. The cost goes from about 5€ to 10€ depending on what you choose. Who prefers may also bring his own lunch. In case of bad weather it’s possible to enjoy it inside the school during the break, but consider that if the weather is fine there is a beautiful park 150 meters away from the school.
4How do I pay for the course?
The course can be paid directly at site the day of the course. We are sorry to say that we cannot accept credit cards. Beside cash it’s also possible to pay by bank transfer or Paypal.
5Do you have children? And (perhaps) a partner to look after during the course?
Near the coffee school there is a nice park (Villa Vogel) with a huge playground. In case of bad weather in the school there is a room, nearly always available, where the children can get some paper (but please bring your own pencils). Useless to say that there is no limit for Cappuccini and “babyccini”!