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About Florence

Travelers in Italy will be almost overwhelmed by Florence's art and architecture. Known as both the capital of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence features artworks by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci at the Uffizi and dell’Accademia galleries as well as the iconic Duomo Cathedral which dominates city's skyline. Walk along the Arno river and across the Ponte Vecchio bridge before shopping for some of Florence's world-famous leather goods.

Quick Guide to Florence

  • Must Know: The city of Florence is quite compact. Therefore the best and easiest way to see the city is usually by foot.
  • Must See: Visit the Florence Cathedral for stunning architecture and views of the city.
  • Must Do: Visit the Galleria dell'Accademia to see many famous pieces of art, including Michelangelo's statue of David.
  • Did you know? According to UNESCO almost a third of the world's art treasures are in the city of Florence.
Florence

Demographics

Local Time 01:19
Euro
Population 371,500
Region Toscana
Languages Italian

How expensive is Florence?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Florence costs about the same as in the rest of Italy.

Shopping

Prices in Florence are on average 1.8% higher than in the other cities in Italy.

Public Transport

Public transport in Florence costs around 20% less than national average.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Florence is about 31.3% less expensive on average than in the rest of Italy.

How to Get to Florence

Also known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport, Firenze-Peretola airport has 2 terminals, one for departures and the other for arrivals, and is a hub for the Spanish budget airline, Vueling. ATAF, the public transport system of Florence, and Busitalia formed a partnership to provide a bus service that connects the city center with the airport called Vola in Bus. The service runs every half an hour from 5:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., then once an hour thereafter. Taxis are also available from the airport at a flat rate of €25, and will take you anywhere in the historic center and for each piece of extra luggage will charge an additional €1.

Stazione di Santa Maria Novella is the main train station in Florence and is located just on the edge of the historic center close to the Santa Maria Novella Church. It is served by both Trenitalia and Italo and is on the northern end of the fast line connecting Florence with Rome. Santa Maria Novella is already located very centrally with all the main attraction of the city within walking distance. However, from Santa Maria Novella buses and trams are available to connect passengers to all areas of the city. The station is also a stop on Line D and Line C2 of the metro.

Firenze Campo di Marte is the second train station of Florence and is located in the south of the city. There are several trains available that link Firenze Campo di Marte with the central Station of Santa Maria Novella, and these trains run every 20 minutes with a duration of 11 minutes.

The SITA bus station is located at Santa Maria Novella train station. The station is served by buses from ATAF, Li-nea, CAP, Copit, Busitalia and Lazzi.


Getting Around Florence

ATAF Le-nea s.c.a.r.l manage the public transport system in Florence and several neighboring towns and cities. The transport system is made up of buses, trams and regional trains and is one of the most common ways of getting around the city. The tram is called GestTamvia and connects Santa Maria Novella with the south-west suburb of Scandicci.

Popular Journeys to Florence

via Marseille, Gare St. Charles Firenze, Piazza Adua
duration: 08:30 hrs
Departure
first: 23:30
last: 23:30
Arrival
earliest: 08:00
last: 08:00
  • Marseille, Gare St. Charles
  • Firenze, Piazza Adua

Offers:

29/10/2015 23:30 - 08:00 79.00 €
via Bologna Centrale Firenze Rifredi
duration: 00:53 hrs
Departure
first: 09:18
last: 11:18
Arrival
earliest: 10:11
last: 12:17
  • Bologna Centrale
  • Firenze Rifredi

Offers:

15/05/2016 09:18 - 10:11 9.00 €
17/05/2016 17:18 - 18:17 9.00 €
20/05/2016 09:18 - 10:11 9.00 €
02/06/2016 17:18 - 18:17 9.00 €
06/06/2016 11:18 - 12:17 9.00 €
via Marseille Bologna
duration: 14:45 hrs
Departure
first: 20:45
last: 20:45
Arrival
earliest: 11:30
last: 11:30
  • Marseille
  • Bologna

Offers:

17/05/2016 20:45 - 11:30 79.00 €
via Milano, Lampugnano Firenze, Piazzale Montelungo
duration: 04:00 hrs
Departure
first: 09:10
last: 09:10
Arrival
earliest: 13:10
last: 13:10
  • Milano, Lampugnano
  • Firenze, Piazzale Montelungo

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13/11/2015 09:10 - 13:10 17.00 €
17/11/2015 09:10 - 13:10 15.00 €
20/11/2015 09:10 - 13:10 15.00 €
via Milano Centrale Firenze Rifredi
duration: 03:21 hrs
Departure
first: 07:10
last: 06:50
Arrival
earliest: 10:52
last: 10:11
  • Milano Centrale
  • Firenze Rifredi

Offers:

14/11/2015 07:10 - 10:52 35.00 €
29/11/2015 06:50 - 10:17 19.00 €
17/12/2015 06:50 - 10:11 9.00 €
09/01/2016 06:50 - 10:11 9.00 €
via Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai Firenze, Uscita Autostradale - Firenze Certosa - Via Cassia
duration: 08:50 hrs
Departure
first: 13:15
last: 13:15
Arrival
earliest: 22:05
last: 22:05
  • Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
  • Firenze, Uscita Autostradale - Firenze Certosa - Via Cassia

Offers:

14/08/2015 13:15 - 22:05 73.86 €
via Zürich HB Basel SBB
duration: 00:53 hrs
Departure
first: 23:36
last: 14:00
Arrival
earliest: 00:47
last: 14:53
  • Zürich HB
  • Basel SBB

Offers:

15/05/2016 23:36 - 00:47 30.25 €
16/05/2016 08:00 - 08:53 30.25 €
01/06/2016 14:00 - 14:53 30.04 €
via Zurich Cologne/Bonn Pisa
duration: 05:00 hrs
Departure
first: 15:35
last: 15:35
Arrival
earliest: 20:35
last: 20:35
  • Zurich
  • Cologne/Bonn
  • Pisa

Offers:

30/05/2016 15:35 - 20:35 74.93 €