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Florence Travel Guide

Perhaps the most culturally important city in Europe, Florence is thought to be home to around three quarters of the world’s known paintings by the true masters such as Michelangelo, Da Vinci and others. Amongst the treasures that visitors flock to Florence to see, the Statue of David is perhaps the most iconic, and one of the best known. The Uffizi museum is world renowned for its collection of art, while other attractions in Florence include the city’s cathedral – known as La Duomo, the famous Ponte Vecchio Bridge over the River Arno, and the rolling countryside of Tuscany that surrounds the city.

Sights to see in Florence

Leave time to explore Florence to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Florence top attractions include the Duomo di Firenze is great to see for yourself. The Uffizi Museum are definitely worth exploring! Florence’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Florence tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Florence based guides who will show you Florence’s less well known attractions.

Florence Sports Information

Florence’s overwhelmingly favourite pastime is Football. The best-known team is ACF Fiorentina at their home: Stadio Artemio Franchi. Each year, the biggest event in Florence’s sporting calendar is the Florence Marathon, which you can see at the Piazzale Michelangelo - tickets can be hard to get, so book in advance!

Sights to see in Florence

Leave time to explore Florence to check out the amazing tourist attractions there. Amongst the Florence top attractions include the Duomo di Firenze is great to see for yourself. The Uffizi Museum are definitely worth exploring! Florence’s culture offers loads to see!

We recommend booking a Florence tour before you go, and benefiting from the expertise of our Florence based guides who will show you Florence’s less well known attractions.

Florence Weather

Discover the best time to visit Florence courtesy of our easy to read climate guide to Florence. The table below displays annual temperature trends in Florence over twelve months, giving a guide to the climate of Florence, so you can plan the best time to go!

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Florence Driver's Guide

To drive a car legally, all you need in Florence is your regular UK license. For trouble free motoring in Italy, ensure that your license is valid before you leave for Florence.

When you drive in Florence, in common with the rest of Italy, you must drive on the right.

For your convenience, you can book car hire in Florence before you travel to Italy and there are a number of depots in Florence where you can collect your hire car.

Florence Airport Information

The Florence-Amerigo Vespucci Airport lies roughly 4 miles northwest from Florence. The international IATA code for the airport is FLR - flights take 2 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Florence is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Florence-Amerigo Vespucci Airport offers plenty to do including shops offering souvenirs of Florence.

Florence Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Florence, or just need some advice, the Florence British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate
Lungarno Corsini 2
50123 Firenze FI

Telephone: (39) 055 284 133

Florence Fact File

City Name: Florence
Country: Italy
Language: Italian
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT + 1
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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