TRANSPORTATION TIPS from Florence-Hotels.com

 

The staff at Otels hope you enjoy the following transportation tips
on your next visit to this historic Renaissance city!

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  Amerigo Vespucci Airport
Amerigo Vespucci Airport is located 4 kilometers northwest of the city center.  From the airport, take the "Firenze Nord/Firenze Mare" superhighway (A11 and A1) through the length of Viale Guidoni to reach the center of Florence.  Or allow 20 minutes by taxi.  For public transportation, the Sita/ATAF "Fly by Bus" service will take passengers to the "Santa Maria Novella" railway station (in the heart of town).  For information about car rentals, taxis and bus schedules, please see www.aeroporto.firenze.it.


Reaching Florence by train

Trains arrive at the "Santa Maria Novella" railway station, an art-deco style railway station in the heart of Florence, just to the south side.  For train times, visit www.trenitalia.com.


   Getting Around Florence ... by foot, bus or taxi
The beauties of Florence are best enjoyed on foot.  Most sites are within walking distance of each other.  Florence does have a reliable bus system, however, and tickets are valid for one hour and allow transfers or return journeys during that time. Don't forget to stamp your tickets when boarding buses.  A 3-day / 7-day bus pass can be purchased at news agents, many coffee bars, and vending machines located at all major stations. Note that taxis can be costly and are often difficult to hail on the streets. 

The city bus network, or ATAF, has an official website at www.ataf.net.

 
  Florence Sightseeing Suggestions
Those wishing to sightsee by coach tour might consider www.florence.city-discovery.com/florence-sightseeing-tours.php.  History buffs can whet their appetites for the Florentines' rich past by consulting www.galileo.rice.edu/gal/florence.html.  Travelers interested in a taste of Florence's storied contributions to science should visit the Institute and Museum of the History of Science (located in the Piazza dei Giudici).  Its website is: www.imss.fi.it/index.html.


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