Hi, this might be no use but I went to this a couple of years ago. Thing is, I went on my bike (couple of days blasting down there, few days in he alps going home). I therefore stayed in the Florence at the Hotel David (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187895-d203921-Reviews-Hotel_David-Florence_Tuscany.html) which was very nice, and had happy hour (free beer and nibbles etc). This was about 30kms from the circuit, and proved just right on the bike. I would imagine you'd be fine on Friday and Saturday, but come race day, get there early, and be prepared to spend yonks and yonks trying to get out. If I had mates to go with, I'd have camped there, drinking. If you have mates, you might want to consider hiring a camper of some sort, as that seemed to be the vehicle of choice at the circuit. However, the people I met at the hotel who went in cars never seemed to have any trouble apart from Race day. Gives you the opertunlty to have a meal out in Florence if that floats your boat!