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We are fascinated and captivated by the beauty of Florence – indeed in love with it.

Hardly any other city in the world has so many historic quarters, magnificent Renaissance buildings and a cathedral that is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. And Florence also has the epitome of male beauty: David of Michelangelo.

The metropolis has numerous pretty little alleys that are perfect for exploring. The highlight is the Ponte Vecchio, with its rows of jewellery stores. In the evenings, the bridge becomes a romantic meeting place for lovers. And finally, Florence also represents good food and high quality fashion. Bags are still stitched by hand; style is the main priority.

City Facts

  • Location

    The capital of Tuscany

  • Population

    372 900

  • Size

    102 km²

  • Public transport

    The ATAF company’s bus network is much in demand.

  • Climate

    Moderate climate with very hot summers and cold, damp winters.

  • Best time to visit

    Spring and autumn; in summer the temperature often rises to above 30 degrees.

  • Good to know

    In 1982, Florence’s Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Nice to know

    Florence is also called the “Athens of Italy” because of its many historic buildings.

  • Airport

    Aeroporto di Firenze Amerigo Vespucci is 4 km from the centre.

  • Bus

    Florence has 107 bus lines, including 2 sightseeing lines.

  • Railway

    Line 2 of the Florence tram system is still at the project stage. It will eventually link the airport with the main station and the Old Town.

  • Taxi

    The set charge for a taxi from the airport to the city (one way) is € 25, and there is an additional charge of € 1 for every item of luggage. Travelling time is at least 20 minutes, but can be longer depending on the traffic.