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Famous for its history, Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Appreciated by millions of tourists from all over the world for its culture, architecture and monuments, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.

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Florence is well-connected with the rest of Italy and with Europe, and is easy to get to by air or land. The city has a central position in Italy.

 

 By airplane

The international airport Amerigo Vespucci is situated on the north-west suburban area of Florence, just 4 km from the city centre. It is a 25 minutes ride by shuttle bus Volainbus operating between the airport and the central railway station. Tickets can be bought on board or at the newspaper stall or at the Bookshop: it costs € 5.00. Taxis can be found outside the airport: with a 15 minutes ride you reach the city centre at a conventional price of € 20.00.

Vespucci Airport is connected to some of Europe's major airports: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dussendorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, London Gatwick and City, Lussemburgo, Madrid, Marseille, Munich, Paris C. de Gaulle, Timisoara, Tirana, Zurich, Wien.

 

AMERIGO VESPUCCI AIRPORT

Tel (+39) 055 30615 

http://www.aeroporto.firenze.it/

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Tel (+39) 055 3061700 - (+39) 055 3061702 

24 hours a day

 

Pisa's Galilei Airport is about 80 km from Florence. It is linked to Florence by rail and road and is connected to the Tuscan capital by train (every hour) and Terravision bus (full flight coverage with 18 return journeys). For information about timetables and fares visit www.terravision.eu For information www.pisa-airport.com

 

After the upgrading of the railway line "FrecciaRossa" between Florence and Bologna in just 35 minutes, also Bologna airport is a stop of easy access to Florence.

For information www.bologna-airport.it

 

 By train

The city's main railway station is Firenze SMN. (Santa Maria Novella).

Situated in the middle of the Italian peninsula, Florence is on the main rail link from Milan to Rome connecting the city of the North with the capital and the South.

 

The most important railway station is called Santa Maria Novella (SMN), it is in the city centre and the regional, interregional, high-speed and international trains arrive at and depart from there. 

High-speed trains are those of Trenitalia (The Arrows) and Italo. The average journey times to/from Milan are 1h40; to/from Bologna 0h35, to/from Rome 1h32; to/from Naples 2h35. All the tickets for high-speed trains require reservations.

 

As far as regional railways are concerned, there are direct rides to many Tuscan city. Tickets can be purchased in the ticket office, at the automatic machines or at the newsagent’s shop, where you can buy train kilometrical distance tickets. It is important to remember to stamp these tickets before going to the platforms using the special validating machines.

Other railway stations: Campo Marte; Firenze Rifredi.

 

Moreover:

  • For the travellers of Italo departing from Florence or arriving at Florence, it is possible to travel on all the means of transport (both trams and buses) with no added cost by taking advantage of the train ticket for 24 hours from the time of arrival and 24 hours before departure to visit the city using public transport on the network served by Ataf means of transport and T1 tramway. If a travel document is requested on board, it is sufficient to show the ticket of Italo and have an identity document in one’s pocket.
  • The holders of a valid travel document of Trenitalia (tickets and season tickets for Trenitalia regional services) with departure from or arrival at Firenze SMN and StazioneLeopolda can travel freely in the Via Alamanni/Railway Station - Porta al Prato/Leopolda section of the T1 tramway line. In case of inspection on board the tram and/or at the stops, passengers must show the qualified staff the travel document accompanied by an identity document, where necessary.

 

Train+bike is the formula possible for sustainable mobility. It is possible to put the bikes on Trenitalia regional trains.

 

Ferrovie dello Stato - Trenitalia - website: www.trenitalia.it | Italo - website: www.italotreno.it

 

 By car

A1 (Milano-Roma) and A11 (Genova-Roma) are the main motorways linking Florence to both northern and southern Italy. From both A1 and A11, the motorway exit is Firenze Nord. Take then the Viale Guidoni and continue following the indications towards City Center. 

Please note that the entire historic centre of Florence (approximately the part located within the 19th century ring-roads or viali, which is a protected UNESCO heritage site) is a 'Zona a Traffico Limitato' (ZTL) or restricted traffic zone. Special rules govern access to, as well as transit through and parking in this zone. Bicycles, electric vehicles, motorcycles and scooters are permitted entrance.

 

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The city's main railway station is Firenze SMN. (Santa Maria Novella).
Situated in the middle of the Italian peninsula, Florence is on the main rail link from Milan to Rome connecting the city of the North with the capital and the South.

The most important railway station is called Santa Maria Novella (SMN), it is in the city centre and the regional, interregional, high-speed and international trains arrive at and depart from there. 
High-speed trains are those of 
Trenitalia (The Arrows) and Italo. The average journey times to/from Milan are 1h40; to/from Bologna 0h35, to/from Rome 1h32; to/from Naples 2h35. All the tickets for high-speed trains require reservations.


As far as regional railways are concerned, there are direct rides to many Tuscan city. Tickets can be purchased in the ticket office, at the automatic machines or at the newsagent’s shop, where you can buy train kilometrical distance tickets. It is important to remember
 to stamp these tickets before going to the platforms using the special validating machines.

Other railway stations: Campo Marte; Firenze Rifredi.

Moreover:

  • For the travellers of Italo departing from Florence or arriving at Florence, it is possible to travel on all the means of transport (both trams and buses) with no added cost by taking advantage of the train ticket for 24 hours from the time of arrival and 24 hours before departure to visit the city using public transport on the network served by Ataf means of transport and T1 tramway. If a travel document is requested on board, it is sufficient to show the ticket of Italo and have an identity document in one’s pocket.

  • The holders of a valid travel document of Trenitalia (tickets and season tickets for Trenitalia regional services) with departure from or arrival at Firenze SMN and Stazione Leopolda can travel freely in the Via Alamanni/Railway Station - Porta al Prato/Leopolda section of the T1 tramway line. In case of inspection on board the tram and/or at the stops, passengers must show the qualified staff the travel document accompanied by an identity document, where necessary.

Train+bike is the formula possible for sustainable mobility. It is possible to put the bikes on Trenitalia regional trains.

The websites: Trenitalia www.trenitalia.com          Italo www.italotreno.it