Travel guide to Florence

Facts

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Local name
Firenze
Timezone
When the time is 12:00 p.m. in England (GMT), it is 01:00 p.m. in Florence.

Best time to visit

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Florence can be visited all year round. If you want to experience the city at it's best, but also want to avoid the crowded high season, the periods of time from March to May, and from September to October are the best.

Literature

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Eyewitness Travel Guides: Florence and Tuscany

Culture and entertainment

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The major events in Florence are the two festivals called Festa del Patrono and Calcio Storico both taking place on the 24th June. The festivals feature football matches where the players are dressed up in 16th century costumes. Furthermore, it is also possible to experience Italy's oldest music festival called Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in June.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are more than 150 hotels in Florence, all represented in different quality and price categories. Moreover, there are a number of hostels and camping sites in and around the city. It is a good idea to book a room in advance since the general demand is extremely high. Book your hotel in Florence here

Local transport

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Taxi

There are many taxies in Florence. The easiest way to get one is by looking for the cabstands, or ordering one by phone.

Other transport

Local Buses connect most parts of the city. One should notice that tickets must be purchased before getting on the bus. Tickets are available in newsstands and at the bus terminal.
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