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Florence city guide
Florence, the capital of Tuscany region, Italy
Florence (Firenze in Italian) is nestled within the Tuscan region of northern Italy and surrounded by rolling vineyards and olive groves. Visitors are just as beguiled by the beauty of the city itself as they are by the paintings and sculptures found in its many museums. The city was home to many well-known artists, writers, explorers, and scientists. Amongst its most famous residents were Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Galileo. Famous for its rich history and considered as the birthplace of Renaissance the city is nowadays a popular tourist destination and is ranked as a UNESCO World heritage site. Many of Florence’s churches are works of art in themselves. The most famous of the city’s churches is the Santa Maria del Fiore, known simply as the Duomo.
Start your visit from the historic city centre, Piazza del Duomo, where the Baptistery and the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore face each other. Built in the 13th century, the cathedral is a bold and majestic piece of architecture with a fantastic view over the city. It is Florence’s most recognisable symbol and glimpses of its majestic dome can be seen around nearly every corner of the city. On the façade side of the cathedral is the campanile of Giotto, which also has fine views of the city. In front of the Cathedral stands the older, Romanesque-style Baptistery of San Giovanni.
Walking along the lively Via dei Calzaiuoli, you will pass by Orsanmichele, a 14thcentury building that started out life as a granary. At the far end of Via dei Calzaiuoli you will arrive at the Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city. You can visit the museum in the Palazzo della Signoria, which is also home to the seat of Florence City Council. The interior courtyard has a magnificent fountain made by Verrocchio and its frescoes by Vasari. Near the Piazza della Signoria, is the imposing Uffizi Gallery. Designed by Vasari in the 16th century, it is now one of the most important museums in the world. The gallery contains paintings from early masters like Cimabue and Giotto. Continuing on from Ponte Vecchio, you will arrive to Piazza Pitti, which is dominated by the façade of the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Don’t miss the Accademia Gallery, to discover Michelangelo’s celebrated David.
The food in Florence is fresh and locally produced. Antipasto plates (before the meal) are the highlights, especially when served with a good Chianti (red Italian wine), and of course, pizza is served up in abundance as well.
Head towards Piazza Santo Spirito, where you can soak up the lively atmosphere of this corner of the city. The neighbourhood is packed with craft trades, and has a very authentic feel to it.
Florence Tourist Office
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 16 Florence
+39 055 23320
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Florence.
Florence railway station(s)
Firenze Campo Marte Train Station
Address: Via Mannelli 50132 FlorenceOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 6:20am to 9pm
Saturday: 6:20am to 9pm
Sunday: 5am to 12:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Intercity trains
Ticket office, Assistance for disabled persons, Newsstand, Waiting rooms, Tourist Information Office, Toilets.
Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station
Address: Piazza della Stazione, 10 50123 FlorenceOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:15am to 1:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:15am to 1:30am
Public holidays: 4:15am to 1:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (Le Frecce, Italo), Night trains (Thello), Regional trains
Information Point, Lost and found, Pharmacy, Police station, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet and Public Phone cabins.
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- "Excellent trip" Eileen c. 26/11/2013
Very relaxing journey between Florence and Rome. The staff on the train were very helpful and polite and the train was on time at every point. Station facilities were excellent and booking the trip online was very straightforward.
- "Great train trip" Kasia w. 13/11/2013
Easy, cheap and comfortable! This train from Bologna and Florence is extremely convenient and I would recommend it to anyone!
- "Easy " Gerald s. 04/11/2013
Relaxed and enjoyed the scenery on the comfortable, high-speed trip Florence to Venice. Personnel were nice and helpful; train was on time and easy to board and exit.
- "Train from Florence to Milan" . 04/11/2013
The train is very clean and seats are comfortable. Most importantly, they are always very punctual. I realise it is cheaper to buy the ticket on-line before travel and not when you are there. The price difference can be quite great.
- "A wonderful experience" Wilfredo s. 01/11/2013
my family travelled in comfort and style from Firenze to Roma in a business class, and I paid for the tickets from special offers months ago, and these are worth it !
- "firenze-paris overnight train" Helen s. 29/10/2013
The journey could have been much more comfortable had one of us not been allocated the lower couchette. It is impossible to get a good night's sleep when part of the bed protrudes. We brought this to the attention of the steward but there was nothing she could do. It is the design of the seat. Also the blind on the door window would not close so light was coming in from the corridor. The steward in the dining car tried twice to short change us at breakfast so remember to check your change.. However, we would take the train again as it is so much better than flying.
- "Flrence - Venice - Mestre - Mi" Lachman b. 28/10/2013
Rail in Europe is a wonderful way to travel the trains on all our journeys were clean and prompt. The only point is at Mestre Station there is no lift to move your luggage as family we have 4 pcs of luggage that becomes a problem lugging it down and then up. The porter service is available but at a fee not base on personal gratuity. Otherwise a great way to travel
- "smooth trip good service" Enigul s. 28/10/2013
The train from Padova to Plorence was clean and organizrd, very pleasant rip. I wish ther could be a way of knowing whether the seat faces forward or back when the reservation is made. I can not ride facing back
- "TORINO TO FLORENCE" . 27/10/2013
VERY COMFORTABLE EXCELLENT VALUE ON TIME
- "Train Journey" Md Tajuddin m. 26/10/2013
The train journey was smooth and comfortable and one of the best way to enjoy the views of the country side. This is my second trip within 5 months from Rome to Florence by train and would do this again if ever I will be visiting Florence again
- "Rail trip from Firenze to Roma" Roy Beng Leong c. 24/10/2013
Getting to the train station in Firenze was a breeze as we were well connected by the bus services driving by directly outside the train station. The trains arrived a little behind time but since we were on holiday, that wasn't much bother. The journey on the train over all was smooth and without drama. The ride was comfortable and the view was quite nice. I will recommend the trains for a short distance as such. Its really quite a pleasure riding these high speed trains.
- "Milano-Firenze" Manane p. 22/10/2013
- "Great Way to Travel" Brenda p. 21/10/2013
The ride was smooth, the train left on time, and the stations are conveniently located. From what I could see, there were lots of trains. I wish that I hadn't rented a car out of Florence but instead had taken day trips by train to the Tuscany towns.
- "Fast train to Firenze" Jose Randy c. 17/10/2013
very fast and comfy train ride. i appreciate the announcement for every stop.
- "Fun Trip" Danica p. 04/10/2013
we were very pleased with our trip between Rome and Florence. Seats were clean and comfortable. However, I would have expected that for first class we wouldn't have been restricted to one thimble size of espresso.