Plan your trip to Florence

Florence useful information to help you plan your vacation

Bologna's airport

How to get to Florence, Italy, by train, plane, car, bus, or cruise

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Tourism information in Florence

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How to see the best of Florence, whether you have half a day or a full week

The ZTL, or Limited Traffic Zone

From the bus to taxis, bikes, and other transportation options in Florence

Italian farmacie are usually marked by an illuminated green cross

General Florence safety info, hospitals and pharmacies, emergency numbers, pickpockets, and more

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The most important advice you need to know to get the most out of your trip to Florence

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Enjoy free admission to various Florence sights and monuments (along with skip-the-line privileges), plus discounts at other attractions

Transportation options to and within Italy (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA, illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to Italy and getting around Italy: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in Italy


Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within Italy

Dandy PickPockets Diving: Scene Near St. James Palace (ill. by Isaac Robert Cruikshank, 1789–1856)

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues

Credit unions, online banks, and local banks are almost always better than major banks

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in Italy

Transportation options to and within Italy

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters

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