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Visiting Florence Italy

If you are visiting Florence Italy for the first time or for the tenth you will be in for something few other cities can provide. World class art. Shopping or just wandering the city enjoying the sights. A visit to Florence can be a magical stop on your Italian holiday.

Travel to Florence italy

Florence is well connected to the rest of Italy by rail. High speed trains from both TrenItalia and Italo stop at the St. Maria Novella train station. The train ride from Rome is only ninety minutes. Or from Venice two and a half hours. Prices even at full price are not very high. If your dates are set Italo often runs sales with exceptionally low prices.

Florence has its own small airport. In addition Pisa airport is nearby. Pisa is a larger airport but still not very large. You can travel from Pisa airport either by bus or by train. There are two direct trains a day from FCO airport in Rome run by TrenItalia. If you are lucky enough to arrive in Rome at the right time one of these trains can be very convenient. If your schedule doesn’t match up with one of the two direct trains it’s not very difficult to take the FL1 regional train to Tiburtina (Currently €8) and than transfer to a Florence bound train with either TrenItalia or Italo. Tiburtina is a smaller less hectic station when compared to Termini. The regional train to Tiburtina is also much cheaper than the express train to Termini. To top it all off Tiburtina is further north and therefore closer to Florence.

Firenze S. M. Novella train station

 Firenze S. M. Novella train station

Where to stay in Florence italy

For most tourists the decision on where to stay in Florence is fairly simple. If you select a hotel between the train station and the river you will find yourself within easy walking distance to all the sites. Prices can be lower outside of this area but what you give up in economy you gain in time. Being in the historic centre will make it far easier to enjoy the city.

What to book in advance when visiting Florence Italy

Some sites in Florence can be very busy during the height of the tourist season. It’s best to book tickets for these sites in advance. It’ll save you waiting in line and wasting valuable time when visiting Florence Italy.

The B ticket website is the official source for ticket. They handle the Uffizi and a range of other sites in Florence. If you intend to visit the Uffizi or the GALLERIA DELL’ACCADEMIA you are strongly urged to buy your tickets in advance. Entrance priority is given to people who have pre bought their tickets.

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Visiting Florence Italy. Arrival. What to book in advance. Where to stay
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