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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.

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

    As yet there is no underground system in Florence, but 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.