Five Days in Florence

Five Days in Florence, Florence, Italy (B)

If you have any serious interest in good food and art, then Florence is somewhere you just have to go. This is the seat of the Renaissance and home to some of the world’s best art; the area of Italy that Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo came from. You’ll also find some of Italy’s best food and famous Tuscan wines like Chianti. But Florence isn’t just about food and art, it is a beautiful city that is quite compact and easy to explore on foot so a perfect destination for a short break. 

Florence has a small airport but few airlines go there so usually people fly to Pisa and get a train from there. I flew with British Airways but Ryanair and easyJet fly to Pisa too. From Pisa airport take the shuttle train Pisamover to the central Pisa station – Pisa Centrale – which takes only about 5 minutes. A ticket from the ticket office just outside Arrivals at the airport includes this and there are clear signs to take you to the shuttle. At Pisa Centrale I managed to get a fast train into Florence’s main station – Santa Maria Novella – which took just 48 minutes but some trains are slower (fare is €13). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Five Days in Florence
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kay Gale
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Santa Maria Novella
  • Hotel Cellai
  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Galleria dell’Accademia
  • Casa Buonarroti
  • The Duomo
  • Central Market
  • Caffè Gilli
  • Caffè Rivoire
  • Osteria Santo Spirito
  • Trattoria Cibrèo
  • Cibrèo Caffè
  • Simbiosi
  • Vivoli
  • Gelateria della Passera
  • My Sugar
  • Grom
  • Venchi
  • Piazza della Republicca
  • Cuor di Pelle
  • Boboli Gardens

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