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Florence Italy Transport - Florence is called the Renaissance city – it is so full of history and culture that many visitors are overwhelmed by the variety and multitude of amazing historic sites, art and cultural attractions that are available. This is a city that will not leave a single visitor without anything to do. Sights, relaxation, and entertainment abound. This is a city that no one should miss.

Amerigo Vespucci Airport is Florence’s central airport. A city bus line, number 62, connects the airport to downtown Florence, about a 30 minute drive. Additionally there is the SITA bus to the downtown bus station. And metered taxis are also available outside the arrival terminal. However they charge a flat rate to the city center.

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The closest international airport is Galileo Galilei Airport. From this airport, in addition to the bus routes and taxis to the city, there is also a train available to Florence.

Florence streets, for the most part, are not updated for major traffic. They are old streets designed for the horse-drawn carts of an old city. Because of this, many streets are closed to traffic, except for taxis and a few cars with permits and scooters. When walking the streets, the variety of traffic as well as the cobbled or flagstone streets can make walking around the city quite tiring very quickly Florence is a wonderful city to walk on foot – but it’s best to be prepared with good, comfortable shoes, and a good map of the city.

The city offers an ATAF bus system that provides access to every area of the city – however since the city is so compact, you will rarely require the use of these buses. Bus tickets are also a little pricy, however multi-day passes are offered. Buses travel only the main streets, and aren’t allowed in the historic center – so pick up a bus map at any tourist office if you intent to use the bus system.

Taxis are also available, but are expensive. While they aren’t useful in a city as compact as Florence, a taxi may be needed to get to and from the airport. Taxis are available outside the airport and train stations, or by phone.

Biking and scooters are popular in Florence, and are allowed in the historic center, so they make a great way to explore and experience Florence. Firenze Parcheggi, the public garage authority, offers free bikes. Bike rental shops are also available throughout the city.

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