About Florence

Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany. It is a beautiful historic city that has a number of structures, artwork, buildings, etc. that date back to as old as the 12th century. It is a collection of masterpieces created by great artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, etc. You will love the delicious cuisine of the city of Florence as well as enjoy the walks through the amusing squares of this place. Perfumes and leather will be seen around as much as the historic sculptures.

Public Transport System

Buses, Trams, Taxis, Renting bikes.

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High; Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Buses: In Florence, orange buses run on the roads and there are some new models of buses also available, The buses are run under the "ATAF" system. You need to buy tickets before entering the bus because conductors in the buses are not selling tickets. If you are failed to buy tickets in advance, then you need to buy tickets from the driver which is more costly. 

Trams: Florence's first tram line is T1. It runs from Scandicci to SMN station. You can buy tram tickets from ATAF or tickets are available in every 26 stations in the T1 tram line. 

Taxis: Florence has two main taxi groups, Taxi Socota, and Taxi Radio. The taxi rent is a little bit confusing. So you need to consult with the taxi driver after entering in the taxi. Always keep it in mind that you need to pay an extra price for your luggage. It is probably 1 Euro per suitcase. 

Renting bikes: There are several opportunities available in Florence to hire a private bike to travel to any place in the city. The municipality of Florence sponsored this system. The rent of the bikes is at a reasonable price. It is more or less 10 Euro. 

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.16
Cup of Coffee USD 1.16
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.16
Rice/Kg USD 2.33
White Bread USD 2.33
Eggs (12) USD 4.65
Combo Meal USD 9.31
Fine Dining USD 69.80
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 2.33
Domestic Beer USD 5.82
Imported Beer USD 4.65
Bottle of Wine USD 6.98
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 5.82
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 3.49
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.33
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 913.27

Dos

  • Respect the locals and be respectful to them and their culture.
  • Wear decent clothes to the church.
  • Dress soberly while taking tours around the city.
  • Wear comfortable footwear as most of the city is best explored on foot.
  • Follow proper social etiquette of Florence.
  • Greet people respectfully by standing when they enter.

Don’ts

  • Don’t dress as casual as wearing flip-flops. Try to blend in with the other people by selecting the right attire.
  • Do not try to stop a taxi on the street. Taxis can be hired only at the taxi stands.
  • Don’t fall into any sort of tourist trap. Make sure you do not pay more for a less expensive thing.
  • Do not click pictures of the locals without their permission.
  • Make sure not to dress too fancy as the city is more into decent clothing.
  • Do not make too much noise while in public.

Night Life

Florence is undoubtedly one of the best places to hang out during the night. This is because it is extremely safe during the night as well as because of the options available to enjoy the night. If you want a mixed environment of relaxation as well as dance night, you can head forward to the Blob Clun. The Mayday club, on the other hand, is a place where you can better relax with your friends and chit chat with them. The wonderful flavors of wine in Florence make it even more interesting to enjoy the nightlife.

Must See

  • The beautiful churches of Florence.
  • The amusing squares offered by Florence.
  • The variety of Museums with stunning art galleries.

Experiences

  • Wine tasting tours.
  • Cheese tasting tours.
  • Hiking
  • Boat Riding.

Activities

Golf Club Castelfalfi
Golf
Castelfalfi Golf Club ASD, Località Castelfalfi, 50050 Montaione FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
68 km
BAR Maratona
Casino
Bar Maratona, Viale Manfredo Fanti, 7, 50137 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
3 km
Parco Zoo della Fauna Europea
Zoo
Poppi Zoo, Via Parco Zoo, 16, 52014 Poppi AR, Italy
Distance From City Center
55 km
Colombo Group
Casino
Formitalia Group S.P.A., Piazza dè Mozzi, 4, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
2.5 km
Casa di Dante Alighieri
Casino
House of Dante, Via Santa Margherita, 1, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
4 km
Parco Gallorose
Zoo
Parco Gallorose, Via Aurelia Sud, 65, 57023 Loc. Cedrino, Cecina LI, Italy
Distance From City Center
120 km
Ski Club Abetone
Ski
Ski Club Abetone, Via Brennero, 490, 51024 Abetone PT, Italy
Distance From City Center
88 km
ZOO Fauna Europea
Zoo
Poppi Zoo, Via Parco Zoo, 16, 52014 Poppi AR, Italy
Distance From City Center
55 km
Le Pavoniere Golf & Country Club
Golf
Le Pavoniere Golf&Country Club, Via Traversa del Crocifisso, 59100 Prato PO, Italy
Distance From City Center
27 km
Circolo Golf Ugolino Firenze
Golf
Circolo Golf dell'Ugolino, Via Chiantigiana per Str., 3, 50023 Impruneta FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
14.5 km
ZOO di Pistoia
Zoo
Zoo of Pistoia, Via Pieve a Celle Nuova, 160a, 51100 Pistoia PT, Italy
Distance From City Center
42 km
Sisal Wincity
Casino
SISAL WINCITY, Viale della Giovine Italia, 11, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
0.2 km
Millionaire Vlt & Slot
Casino
MILLIONAIRE VLT & SLOT, Piazza della Stazione, 12 R, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
4.4 km
UNA Poggio dei Medici Golf Club
Golf
UNAHOTELS Poggio dei Medici Toscana, Via di S. Gavino, 27, 50038 Scarperia e San Piero FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
32 km

Shopping

AquaFlor Firenze
Handicrafts and Souviners
Borgo Santa Croce, 6, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
1.5 km
The Mall Firenze
Shopping Malls
The Mall outlet pickup, Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 17, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
5 km
Angela Caputi Giugiù
Handicrafts and Souviners
Via Santo Spirito, 58, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
4 km
Madova
Handicrafts and Souviners
Madova, Via de' Guicciardini, 1/red, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
3 km
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella
Handicrafts and Souviners
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella Firenze, Via della Scala, 16, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
5.3 km
Stefano Bemer
Handicrafts and Souviners
Stefano Bemer, Shoemaker in Florence, Via di S. Niccolò, 2, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
1.2 km
Il Torchia
Handicrafts and Souviners
Il Torchio di Erin Ciulla, Via de' Bardi, 17, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
2.5 km
Il Bisonte
Handicrafts and Souviners
Il Bisonte Shoes, Via del Parione, 31, 50123 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
3.7 km
Eataly Firenze
Handicrafts and Souviners
2.8 km
Distance From City Center
Eataly Firenze, Via de' Martelli, 22R, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Atelier Scriptorium Firenze
Handicrafts and Souviners
Scriptorium Atelier Firenze, Via de' Pucci, 4, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
2.7 km
Gavinana Commercial Center
Shopping Malls
Gavinana Commercial Center, Via Erbosa, 66, 50126 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
3.5 km
Esselunga Galluzzo
Shopping Malls
Esselunga Galluzzo, Via Senese, 194, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
8 km
Centro Ponteagreve
Shopping Malls
Centro commerciale Ponte a Greve, Viuzzo delle Case Nuove, 9, 50143 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
9 km
PENNY Market
Shopping Malls
PENNY Market, Via Luigi Lanzi, 10, 50134 Firenze FI, Italy
Distance From City Center
4 km
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  • Perfumes.
  • Leather items.
  • Gloves.
  • Ancient lotions
  • Handpainted ceramic plates
  • Small sculptures
  • Truffle Pasta
  • Tuscan Cheese
  • Marvis Toothpaste
  • Wood trays
  • Florentine Paper
  • Cameos
  • Gold Jewelry
  • Italian Linens

Official Language

Italian

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

0.38 (Millions)

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 22°C

TimeZone

16:19 PM (GMT +02:00)

 

Ambulance

118

 

Police

113

 

Electric socket

Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type L
Type L ( 230 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Florence Airport - FLR

Airport Name / IATA Code

Galileo Galilei International Airport - PSA

Best time to visit

April, May, June, September, and October - These are the best months of the year to visit Florence. During this period, all hotels and expenses are very high. This is the most convenient and peak season with pleasant weather. If you visit this time, then you can enjoy Florence"s best art and music festivals. Also, you can enjoy open-air dining and the atmosphere which you would like to experience in Florence.

Moderate time to visit

November, December, January, February, March - These are moderate times of the year to visit this place. Especially December and January are the coolest months when it is appropriate for the travelers. January is cooler than December. In December, a little amount of rain come to this city. Make sure you have proper clothes.

Worst time to visit

July and August: These are the months when Florence experience very hot weather. It is increased up to 80 to 90 degrees. It is not advisable to visit in these months. Because warmth cannot be tolerable.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 5.00

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 3.00

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 45.00

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