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With countless palaces, churches, art galleries, parks, and squares, Florence looks like a work of art. Florence is one of the Italian cities most visited by tourists.

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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Florence is an Italian city. It is the capital city and largest city of the Italian region of Tuscany, with a population of less than half a million inhabitants. Located on the banks of the River Arno, for a long time the city was deemed as the fashion capital of the world. Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, with an extraordinary artistic heritage, and it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is also known as the hometown of Dante Alighieri, the author of "Divine Comedy". The diverse and beautiful cathedrals from different eras and styles are noted. The city is also the setting for works of Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Donatello, and many others. Ever since the days of Charlemagne, Florence has been a university town. Today it hosts many specialized institutes and it is an international cultural center, with many academies, art schools, and scientific institutes.

 

 
Florence
Florence, Italy

Language: Italian

Currency: Euro
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Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci - Firenze
Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Firenze Campo di Marte
Firenze Rifredi
 
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Florence offers hundreds of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. The old town is always a good option as it is close to all things. It is also in the old town that everything happens and that’s where most of the major sights of the city are. If you are looking for a quiet place you may try to avoid it though, as the old town is always very busy. Accommodation prices vary a lot from high to low season; you can find from sophisticated B&B to cost-effective hostels.

 

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The best way of getting around Florence is on foot or by bus. The town is small and all sights are located in the old town area. There's nothing better than enjoying the beauties of the city by walking.

 

Bus service in Florence is managed by the municipal system called ATAF, and it has over one hundred bus lines.


    A single ticket that allows you to travel for 90 minutes costs €1,20. There's also the option of a 24 hours ticket (€ 5.00), a 3 days ticket (€ 12.00), and a 7 days ticket (€ 18.00).

 

Tramvia consists of electric trains connecting central Florence to the city of Scandicci. The line representing the return of the streetcar in Florence is 7.4 km long and it has 14 stops, providing a low environmental impact and a fast service.

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While riding a train in Florence you only have 3 stations options: Santa Maria Novella Station, which is the central one, Campo di Marte Station, and Rifredi Station. The Tramvia trains depart every 5 minutes and run from 5:00 pm to 00:00 am. During the summer, trains run until 02:30 am on Fridays and Saturdays. The Tramvia tickets are the same as ATAF buses and allow you to travel the same time period .

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Riding by taxi in Florence is also a good option. You can easily call a taxi or catch one in one of the taxi stands around the city, especially downtown. The initial rate on normal days is usually €3.00 and the minimum run is €5.00. The fare from 10:00pm to 06:00am is €6.00 and the minimum run is €8.30. There is an additional charge of €1.00 per luggage and €1.00 for a fourth person .

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    Regular starting fare usually is €3.00 and minimum ride is €5.00. Taxi fares from 10pm to 6am is €6.00 and the minimun ride is €8.30. A surcharge of €1.00 per luggage and €1.00 for the fourth person also applies.

 

 

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Of humid temperate climate, Florence may have temperatures below 0°C (32°F) in winter and above 35°C (95°F) in summer. It may snow in the city in winter, although that’s not something that lasts long or that is seen very often. December and January are the coldest months; July and August are the hottest ones. Plentiful rainfall takes place in autumn, and November is the wettest month.

 

 

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