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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?

1. Walking

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.

2. Bus

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).

Arriving Florence

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.

By Train

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

  • 10 Must Visit Florence Attractions ( coming soon )

  • Florence Hotels Review ( coming soon )

  • Dining in Florence ( coming soon )

Disclaimer :
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Luxury Hotel Reviewer & Destination Blogger. Passionate for travel, exploring new culture & indulging divine food, Tommy has traveled to 42 countries & 140+ destinations.


  1. Are the operating times for the # 62 from Firenze SMN to Amerigo Verspucci the same as those from the airport? Since we have a 7:00 AM flight to Rome, it looks as though we’ll need to take a taxi, even if the bus leaves at 5:30 (takes 30 minutes), which seems a bit close, even though the flight is “domestic” to Rome.

    Thank you

  2. Hi there,

    Do you have list of Halal Restaurant/Food in Florence. i m going to visit Florence in early Jun, 2012.

  3. Thank you. Can we share Halal Restaurant/Food in frankfurt cos i’ii in franfurt for 1 or 2 days.


  4. Hi Tommy,

    Thanks for your Travel tips. I find that your travel tips is very useful, please keep that up 🙂 We do appreciated that.

    Wanted more information on Florence such as where is must go attraction in Florence do you have any information which you could share as of now?

    Joyce Tan

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