Getting to Florence

Reaching Florence by Train

Florence is well serviced by the railway network, many main european cities are directly connected to Florence via Eurocity and Euronight trains.
Eurostar trains from/to Rome, Milan, Venice and all the most important towns of Italy are frequent and trains going between northern and southern cities of Italy usually stop in Florence as it is the major town of central Italy.
Firenze Santa Maria Novella (SMN) is the main train station of Florence, it's located right i the city center and the most part of the railway traffic pass trough this station. There are many more train stations in Florence, take a look at the Florence railway stations.
For informations and timetables check out the official italian railways website: www.trenitalia.it.

Reaching Florence by Airplane

Florence airport (FLR) "Amerigo Vespucci" is in Peretola, a district in the northern part of Florence about 7 Km far from the center.
Florence airport is small but well connected to the main historical center of Florece, a 15 minutes taxi ride or if you prefer, there is a shuttle to Florence called VolainBus it's cheap and quite frequent.
Further information about Florence airport and other airports to reach Florence can be found in the Florence airport page.

Reaching Florence by Car

Florence is situated in the central-northern part of Italy thus it's well connected to the other italian towns.
Florence highways have several exits, basicallly you should exit at "Firenze Nord" (North) when coming from Milan, and at "Firenze Sud" (South) when arriving from Rome.
There are two highways crossing Florence A1 and A11 and some major freeways connecting Florence to other cities.
The A1 highway called "autostrada del sole" (sun highway) is the most important italian superhighway connecting Milan to Naples through Bologna, Florence and Rome.
The A11 highway called "Firenze Mare" (Florence-Sea) connects Florence with Pisa and the seaside resorts of Tuscany.
The FI-PI-LI (Firenze Pisa Livorno) is a toll free highway alternative to the A11 connecting Florence with the Tuscan coast.

When driving in Italy remember that speed limits vary depending on the type of the road:
Highways/Superhighways: 130 Km/h limit
Freeway: 70/90 Km/h limit
Within cities: 50 Km/h limit
Further information can be found at the Italian highways site www.autostrade.it.

 

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