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Frequently Asked Questions about Florence
How many airports are there in Florence?Florence, Italy has one main airport, known as "Peretola Airport" or "Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola". It's also sometimes referred to by its former name, "Amerigo Vespucci Airport," named after the famous Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. When booking flights or navigating, it's useful to know the airport's IATA code, which is FLR.
How do I get from the airport to the city center?Getting from Florence Amerigo Vespucci International Airport to the city center or your hotel is incredibly convenient! You have two great options: taxi or bus. Taxis are readily available just outside the arrivals terminal and provide a quick and comfortable ride that takes about 15 minutes. If you prefer a more budget-friendly option, buses are also available. They offer regular service and usually take about 20 minutes to reach your destination.
Can I rent a car at Florence airport?Yes, several car rental companies operate out of Florence Airport, making it easy to explore the city and the beautiful Tuscan countryside at your own pace.
Do I need a visa to travel to Florence if I am a US / Canadian citizen?If you are a US/Canadian citizen traveling to Italy as a tourist, you do not need a visa if your stay is less than 90 days. If you hold a passport from another country, it's important to check with the Italian embassy or consulate in your country for entry requirements and to apply for a visa if necessary.
How many days in Florence?We recommend spending at least 3-4 days to explore the main attractions and experience the local culture and cuisine. With its
How far is Pisa from Florence?Pisa, famous for its Leaning Tower, is located approximately 83 km (51 mi) west of Florence. It's an easy day trip, with travel times of about 1 hour by train or 1.5 hours by car, depending on traffic and origin/destination.
Is Firenze Italy the same as Florence?Yes, Firenze is the Italian name for the city known in English as Florence. You'll often see both names used interchangeably, especially in bilingual resources, maps, and transportation services. If you're in Italy, you're likely to hear locals refer to the city as Firenze, while international visitors usually know it as Florence.
What languages are spoken in Florence?Italian is the official language spoken in Florence. However, English is widely spoken in tourist areas, hotels and restaurants.
What currency is used in Florence?The official currency in Florence is the Euro (€). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it's a good idea to carry some cash for smaller purchases, especially in more traditional establishments or outdoor markets.
What's the food like in Florence?Florence is famous for its cuisine. Traditional Florentine dishes are based on the concept of 'cucina povera' or 'poor cooking', using simple, high-quality ingredients. Must-try dishes include 'bistecca alla fiorentina' (Florentine steak), 'ribollita' (hearty bread and vegetable soup) and 'pappardelle al cinghiale' (pasta with wild boar sauce). Don't forget to try 'gelato', Italy's famous ice cream, especially famous in Florence.
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