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Why Florence, Italy

Ah Florence, its a pretty amazing city, but most usually visit the other major cities like Rome and Milan and then they may consider alternate cities such as Florence. Lots of people do visit Florence so its not so unfamiliar, but certainly not as familiar as the major cities. Check i tout and let me know if you agree that it too is worth visiting.

Florence, Italy - Homes along the Arno River

Florence, Italy – Homes along the Arno River

Where

Florence is located in the northern part of Italy, Tuscany, south of Bologna and west of San Marino and Rimini.

How To Get Here

By Train

There is train service to the Florence’s Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station (Firenze SMN) as well as the Firenze Rifredi. Firenze SMN is the main station. Trenitalia, the national train service, offers service to/from FLorence all over Italy. You can also book your ticket at Rail Europe as well as ItaliaRail. Service is also provided by NTV (.italo) to select destinations within Italy.

Florence, Italy - Outside Tourist Office near the Train station. There is a sign for the Tourist Office inside the station, but the actual office is no longer there

Florence, Italy – Outside Tourist Office near the Train station. There is a sign for the Tourist Office inside the station, but the actual office is no longer there

By Plane

The closest major airport to Florence Airport, Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR).

You may also use the Bologna Airport, Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) or the Federico Fellini International Airport (RMI) in Rimini.

The following airlines has service to Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR):

Air Dolomiti (EN), Aerocondor (2B), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Alitalia (AZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), East Air (EG), Eurowings (EW), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jetairfly (TB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Mistral Air (M4), Swiss Airlines (LX) and Vueling (VY).

The following airlines has service to the Bologna International Airport (BLQ):

Air Dolomiti (EN), Airlinair (A5), Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Aeroflot (SU), Air Arabia Maroc (3O), Air France (AF), Air Moldova (9U), Alitalia (AZ), Austrian Airlines (OS), BV, Blue Air (0B), British Airways (BA), Brussels Airlines (SN), Czech Airlines (OK), East Air (EG), EasyJet Airlines (U2), Emirates (EK), Eurowings (EW), Georgian Airways (A9), Iberia Airlines (IB), Jetairfly (TB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Neos Air (NO), Pegasus Airlines (PC), Royal Air Morac (AT), Ryanair (FR), SAS (SK), TAP Portugal (TP), Transavia (HV), Tunisair (TU), Turkish Airlines (TK), Ukraine International (PS), Vueling (VY) and Wizz Air (W6).

The following airlines has service to Federico Fellini International Airport (RMI):

Aeroflot (SU), AEROCONDOR (2B), Finnair (AY), Luxair (LG), Meridiana Airlines (IG), Ural Airlines (U6), VIM Airlines (NN), Yakutia Airlines (R3).

By Bus

There is a large bus station in Florence, very close to the main train station; Busitalia SITA Nord Autostazione. There are several bus companies including and BusItalia and Flixbus providing service.

By Car

If you are already in Europe you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

Where To Stay

Florence has a ton of hotels and other accommodations. Just take your pick and choose one that’s within proximity of where you’d like to explore and your night activities.

Florence, Italy - Grand Hotel Baglioni

Florence, Italy – Grand Hotel Baglioni

 

Florence, Italy - Hotel Lorena

Florence, Italy – Hotel Lorena

==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

==>> Try Airbnb.

 

Where To Eat

Oh, this town has a lot of places to eat. Walk, follow the crowds and your noses. There’s also a fruit market a little ways out of town, but its worth checking out. And of course there’s ice cream and gelato.

Florence, Italy - Rinaldini Gelateria

Florence, Italy – Rinaldini Gelateria

==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.

What To Do

Like most Italian cities, its easy to walk Florence and enjoy what it has to offer. And boy does it have a lot to offer. Where do I begin?

The major attraction is the Duomo – Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in Piazza del Duomo. When you get here, you have to wonder how all this was built way back when.

Florence, Italy - Piazza del Duomo

Florence, Italy – Piazza del Duomo

There’s also the famous bridge, Ponte Vecchio, which in and of itself is amazing.

Florence, Italy - Georgio at Ponte Vecchio

Florence, Italy – Georgio at Ponte Vecchio

You can go shopping all over the place. Better deals are had on the side streets.

Florence, Italy - Shopping along Via Panzani

Florence, Italy – Shopping along Via Panzani

==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

 

Additional Information

Language: Italian

Currency: Euros (EUR)

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Florence, Italy - Cathedral

Florence, Italy – Cathedral

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