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Florence How To Get Here And How To Get Around, Italy

Getting to Florence is easy from anywhere since the city is an important rail and road hub. Furthermore, the number of flights from foreign cities and leading airports has increased in recent years.

By car
From Rome (274 Km) or Naples (472 Km) highway A1 will conveniently get you to your destination; exit at Firenze Sud. From Milan (305 Km) the same highway A1 will bring you to Florence going by Bologna (110 Km). From Venice (261 km) and from the Northeast take A13 Padova-Bologna and continue on A1 up to Florence. Those coming from the Tyrrhenian coast, from Genoa, Pisa or Lucca, must take A11 Pisa-Florence.

By train
Florence is situated on the Milan-Rome line, with frequent and rapid connections both ways. From Venice there are two direct connections, otherwise you have to change in Bologna. Florence is connected to Pisa by many direct trains; those coming from Genoa or from the Tyrrhenian coast must usually change in Pisa. For times please consult the Trenitalia website.

By plane
Airport Amerigo Vespucci (FLR) connects with all major Italian airports and 13 European destinations: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Bucharest, Frankfurt, Geneva, London Gatwick, Madrid, Monaco, Paris, Timisoara, Tirana and Vienna.
Pisa Airport "Galileo Galilei" (PSA)
is the most important in Tuscany: it links the city with major Italian and European destinations. The airport of Pisa is connected to Pisa Central Station by many routes, among which there are eight direct trains from the airport of Florence.

How to get around

Florence is best enjoyed on foot.  It's easy to get around its streets and discover secluded corners, porticoes and enchanting courtyards without overlooking the more captivating areas like Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo. We suggest you forget about driving.  There are practically no free parking spaces and it's best to leave your car at one of the large park & ride lots. Moreover, almost all of the center is a restricted traffic area and, if you come by train, the Santa Maria Novella station is right downtown. The green-orange ATAF public buses cover the entire city and are on time, always stopping at the Santa Maria Novella train station. Buses run until 1:50 in the morning.  A single fare costs € 1.20 while a full day ticket costs € 5.50. Downtown Florence is not very big and easy to tour by bike since there are many bike racks scattered through the city.


Transportation, savings and the environment
Whoever wants to experience Florence and fully enjoy the city's extraordinary attractions should use public transportation. Specifically, the ATAF buses are ecological, on time and a convenient way to get around town. When staying for several days, you should by the weekly pass or Carta Agile carnet - 35 90-minute tickets priced at € 30.00 - you can use on the over 100 routes that connect the various parts of Florence to the wee hours of the morning.


When to go
Florence blossoms in the spring, when the lily, the city's symbol, blooms. Visiting in this period is a real pleasure: the fresh air, clear skies and surrounding green hills enhance the charm of this enchanting city. However, it's peak season and flooded with tourists. We suggest you come in late fall when the weather is still good and you can enjoy a more relaxing yet still exciting vacation. Most of the leading exhibits and shows are held in the winter and, although the days are cold, they're just as exciting.


Wi-Fi gratuit
The Town provides free Wi-Fi internet access for your Smartphone, laptop, iPad, etc. in some key areas in Florence. You can surf the web 1 hour a day (300 Mb) or Florence's official Town and Province sites for as long as you want. Connecting is simple: after choosing the network with the best signal (Firenze Wifi1, Firenze Wifi2, Firenze Wifi3 or Firenze Wifi4), enter your first and last names and mobile phone number to register (NB: only Italian providers and without hidden numbers). Areas covered by Wi-Fi: Piazza Signoria - Piazza S.Croce- Piazza S.Spirito - Piazza SS.Annunziata – struttura polifunzionale Parterre - via Canova c/o Anagrafe - Piazza Ghiberti e Annigoni - Piazza Alberti Villa Arrivabene -Piazzale Michelangelo - Piazza Bambini e Bambine di Beslan - Piazzale delle Cascine - Parco di San Donato.



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