When To Visit
Before Your Travel
Time Zone ( GMT )
Florence Time Zone : GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October)
Visa is not required for residents of Australia, Malaysia & Singapore for stays up to 90 days.
Electricity in Italy is 230 volts, 50Hz. A variety of plugs are in use including the European-style two-pin plug. Most hotels provide adapters.
Tap water is safe to drink in Florence
Italian is the official language. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.
International Access Code
Dialing Code to Italy : (+39)
Planning to visit Florence?
Most of the major tourist sights in Florence are within easy walking distance of each other. It is possible to walk from one end of the historic center of Florence to the other – North-South or East-West in a half hour.
Another way of getting around is by using the public buses from ATAF. A day ticket costs €5 and a 3 day ticket costs €12. A four-ride ticket costs €4.50. You can buy tickets at tabacchi store.
Tommy Ooi’s Traveling Tips
Some of the streets in central Florence are closed off to traffic, and many more are simply too narrow for buses to get through. Therefore, bus and car tours are not recommended.
Walking is not only an easy way to get around, it also offers the chance to experience local life.
Important for Travelers : Bus Tickets can be bought from tabacchi which is tobacco store (look for the ‘T” signs outside).
Amerigo Vespucci International Airport
1. Ataf-Sita “Vola in Bus”
Service costs €6.00 one way, every half an hour between the airport and the central train station from 5:30AM to 8PM, then once an hour afterwards.
Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport
Pisa airport and Florence are connected by rail and by bus. Both leave from and arrive at the main entrance to the airport. The bus station in Florence is immediately across the street from the main railroad station, “Firenze SMN”.
The train costs €5.70, the bus costs €6 one way & €10 return. The buses run more often. Some trains do not arrive at the main railroad station, and others require a change at Pisa Centrale.
The main railway station is the Firenze Santa Maria Novella. Other small stations are Firenze Campo Marte (near Florence Stadium) and Firenze Rifredi.
If you take an Intercity train to Florence, you may need to change at Rifredi for another train to Firenze S.M.N.
Check Out by Tommy Ooi
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Florence Hotels Review ( coming soon )
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