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|To Reggio Emilia||02:00||$32|
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While you're there
Florence, the capital of Tuscany region, Italy
Florence (Firenze in Italian) is nestled within the Tuscan region of northern Italy and surrounded by rolling vineyards and olive groves. Visitors are just as beguiled by the beauty of the city itself as they are by the paintings and sculptures found in its many museums. The city was home to many well-known artists, writers, explorers, and scientists. Amongst its most famous residents were Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo and Galileo. Famous for its rich history and considered as the birthplace of Renaissance the city is nowadays a popular tourist destination and is ranked as a UNESCO World heritage site. Many of Florence’s churches are works of art in themselves. The most famous of the city’s churches is the Santa Maria del Fiore, known simply as the Duomo.
Start your visit from the historic city centre, Piazza del Duomo, where the Baptistery and the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore face each other. Built in the 13th century, the cathedral is a bold and majestic piece of architecture with a fantastic view over the city. It is Florence’s most recognisable symbol and glimpses of its majestic dome can be seen around nearly every corner of the city. On the façade side of the cathedral is the campanile of Giotto, which also has fine views of the city. In front of the Cathedral stands the older, Romanesque-style Baptistery of San Giovanni.
Walking along the lively Via dei Calzaiuoli, you will pass by Orsanmichele, a 14thcentury building that started out life as a granary. At the far end of Via dei Calzaiuoli you will arrive at the Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of the city. You can visit the museum in the Palazzo della Signoria, which is also home to the seat of Florence City Council. The interior courtyard has a magnificent fountain made by Verrocchio and its frescoes by Vasari. Near the Piazza della Signoria, is the imposing Uffizi Gallery. Designed by Vasari in the 16th century, it is now one of the most important museums in the world. The gallery contains paintings from early masters like Cimabue and Giotto. Continuing on from Ponte Vecchio, you will arrive to Piazza Pitti, which is dominated by the façade of the majestic Palazzo Pitti. Don’t miss the Accademia Gallery, to discover Michelangelo’s celebrated David.
The food in Florence is fresh and locally produced. Antipasto plates (before the meal) are the highlights, especially when served with a good Chianti (red Italian wine), and of course, pizza is served up in abundance as well.
Head towards Piazza Santo Spirito, where you can soak up the lively atmosphere of this corner of the city. The neighbourhood is packed with craft trades, and has a very authentic feel to it.
Florence Tourist Office
Via Alessandro Manzoni, 16 Florence
+39 055 23320
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Florence can be found.
Florence railway station(s)
Firenze Campo Marte Train Station
Address: Via Mannelli 50132 FlorenceOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 6:20am to 9pm
Saturday: 6:20am to 9pm
Sunday: 5am to 12:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Intercity trains
Ticket office, Assistance for disabled persons, Newsstand, Waiting rooms, Tourist Information Office, Toilets.
Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station
Address: Piazza della Stazione, 10 50123 FlorenceOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:15am to 1:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:15am to 1:30am
Public holidays: 4:15am to 1:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (Le Frecce, Italo), Night trains (Thello), Regional trains
Information Point, Lost and found, Pharmacy, Police station, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet and Public Phone cabins.
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Main cities in Italy
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- "Florence to Venice" Helen g. 01/11/2015
It is easy to buy tickets from the kiosks.. Trip was smooth and easy. Bathroom was clean.
- "Great way to travel in Europe" Mew Yong t. 14/10/2015
Comfortable seats, clean toilet and a great way to travel in Europe. Scenic view along the way, which made travelling enjoyable. Information is displayed at strategic spots so you can track your journey. Announcement is made at each station so you wont miss your destination.
- "Train travel at its best" Robin c. 02/10/2015
Train was on time. We easily found our booked seats which were very comfortable. The train was smart, clean, fast and absolutely punctual. On a month long holiday across 4 countries, this train trip was the best financial value of all our transport costs.
- "Good buy" Jean Jia Yi y. 30/09/2015
Recommend to book early for a comfortable ride
- "Pleasant journey " Attila Gyula k. 17/09/2015
Clean, nice and comfortable train and seats
- "Firenze to Venezia in two hour" Jan r. 16/09/2015
There is no better way to get to Venezia from Firenze than the train. Only a few stops and very quick. Seats in business are spacious and comfortable and don't believe what you read about baggage size. There is plenty of baggage storage overhead and oversized bags slide conveniently between the seats so you don't even have to lift the heavy ones
- "Fast and efficient" Katharine p. 05/09/2015
I found the train trip to be well priced, fast and efficient. I particularly liked the service of a drink and biscuit!
- ".VENEZIA S. LUCIA - ROMA TERMI" Roy c. 04/09/2015
Limited choices/supply in food coach.
- "Convenience" . 24/08/2015
Excelent ! on time and extra comfortable value for money and time
- "No address for train" Ege e. 20/08/2015
It was very hard to find our train, since there was not a train that directly went to Firenze and there were two trains at 16.35. We tried to find the one which passes from Firenze and ended up in the wrong train. So in conclusion : There should me more information on the ticket ... Like the platform, or the terminal station... etc. However, an officer kindly changed our tickets and we had a very comfortable (and lucky) journey.
- "Very comfortable" Ege e. 20/08/2015
Even though there wasn't enough information on the ticket, we found the train and travelled without any problems. Train is quiet comfortable.
- "GOOD TRIP" Kumaren p. 19/08/2015
The coach was comfortable with glass panels to provide privacy and quiet time during the trip. Train was clean,but bins were full of rubbish of previous passengers.These should be emptied at each stop. There is also not enough adequate storage area for tourists with luggage.It is not possible to lift up heavy wheelie bags and store them in the overhead shelf.
- "Perfect Trip" Gregg p. 11/08/2015
Our journey on an express train from Florence to Venice was superb on every count. The train was on time, the seats and amenities were perfect, the staff was very attentive, and the price was extremely affordable. This will be our preferred mode of transportation in the future.
- "from Swiss to Italy" Iman p. 08/08/2015
We were really enjoyed of using this train, the information regarding the train, the view and also comfortness of the train was very good.
- "Florence to Venice" Fernando f. 06/08/2015
Great way to get to Venice at a affordable rate for 3 adults