Florence is a spectacular city in Northern-central Italy. Florence played a key role in European history. Florence is considered to be where European Reneisscance began. Florence is home to one of Italy's most famous author Dante Aligheri. Some of the top sights of Florence include the Duomo Cathedral, the Uffici Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and the statue of Michelangelo's David.
Voice of Travelers to Florence
Harriet from Switzerland
My name is Harriet and I'm from Geneva. I study at an art college in Florence and often travel between Florence and Geneva. I usually buy Swiss Airlines tickets to Florence. I choose Swiss because as well as getting a plane ticket for myself, I also need to buy a ticket for Zara, my cat. Budget airlines do not offer animal passage, so I go to Florence with our national airlines instead. I can take Zara with me on board and the staff is always very accomodating. Florence is a very busy city, which I can completely understand as the architecture is beautiful and there are many fantastic art galleries and museums.
Arnold from Austria
My name is Arnold and I'm from Vienna. I flew with Austrian Airlines. I bought my Florence air ticket at an Austrain Airlines office in Vienna. The lady who sold me my ticket, helped me to chose the right ticket option for me. She explained that Austrain Airlines is part of the Star Alliance and that I could start collecting miles with my ticket and what rewards I could expect through joining the program. The flight to Florence was comfortable. I was impressed with Austrian's modern planes. I went on a walk up big hill to Piazzale Michelangelo from where I could see the panorama of Florence and the impressive Duomo cathedral. I loved the many bridges that cross the River Arno, especially Ponte Vecchio.
Petr from the Netherlands
I'm Petr from Amsterdam. It was a last minute decision to buy an air ticket to visit Forence. I was going through a stressful time at my work and I really felt like I needed to get away for a little bit. I looked online and found out that there was an offer on flight tickets available from my home city to Pisa airport. I went ahead and booked the ticket for my weekend getaway there and then. I flew with KLM and the flight was very comfortable. I'm quite tall so I often find there's not enough leg room on planes, but the seats on the KLM plane were spacious and I had not trouble. I would buy a ticket with KLM again.
Florence Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are there any airports other than Amerigo Vespuci International Airport near to Florence?
A. Yes, Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport is relatively close to Florence and it is connected with Florence by train and bus. The journey between this airport and Florence takes just under one hour. Choosing Pisa Airport would be reccomended for travellers hoping to buy a budget-flight ticket to Florence, as more budget airlines fly there. Bus tickets between Pisa airport and Florence costs the same as a bus ticket between Florence airport and Florence.
Q. Are there any special tickets for visiting Florence's attractions?
A. Yes, you can get a Firenze Card, a ticket valid for 72 hours. This ticket allows a traveller to go on public transport and to get access to about 30 of Florence's museums. It is also worth knowing that each first Sunday of the month, no tickets are required, as access to all state museums in Florence is free of charge.
Q. Can I learn a new skill while in Florence?
A. Yes, there are many schools offering short courses in Florence. There are schools offering lessons in Art History, painting, cooking, photography or wine tasting to name but a few.