‘Getting to and around Tuscany’

Visiting Florence, public and private transports



Tuscany: is it a forbidden fruit? By Vespa, no!

La Toscana: English, Florence, Getting to and around Tuscany, Made in Tuscany, Pisa, Siena, Tuscan culture and traditions, Tuscan itineraries

What would you think about if I began by saying: “He who Vespas eats the apple, he who doesn’t, doesn’t” Those among you who are already forty will certainly remind of that thing which was internationally acclaimed as the symbol of Italy all around the world; that symbol that has been with thousands of people [...]

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Driving to Florence

La Toscana: Getting to and around Tuscany

As Tuscany is best explored by car, it is quite likely that many of you will be arriving to Florence by car. Florence is connected to the north and south of Italy by the Autostrada del Sole A1 toll motorway, and to the west by the A11 toll motorway. There are several motorway exits for [...]


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Buses in Florence

La Toscana: Getting to and around Tuscany

You can get just about anywhere in Tuscany on the network of local, provincial, and regional lines, but timetables aren’t always easy to come by or to figure out and sometimes. To make things a bit more complicated sometimes they aren’t displayed at the stops either. Most tourist information offices will have timetables as well [...]

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Ferries to Tuscany

La Toscana: Getting to and around Tuscany

Tuscany is a triangular shape and the long side of the triangle is the varied and beautiful coastline that gives onto the Archipelago of Tuscany, with its most famous island, Isola Elba, where the Etruscans extracted iron, and a 1000 Napoleon was imprisoned for a few years. Ferry services into Tuscany consist of links to [...]

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Parking in Florence

La Toscana: Getting to and around Tuscany

The medieval streets of Florence are not exactly ideal for the traffic demands of the 21st century and recent national and local initiatives to reduce traffic in the centre of Florence have included banning access of cars during working hours and increasing the charges on parking and the enforcement of these rather steep parking charges. [...]

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Scooter bycicle and Car rental in Florence

La Toscana: Getting to and around Tuscany

Exploring around Florence can be easier if you have access to a car, scooter or even a bicycle. Car rental can be a travel option that gives you greater flexibility in your travels. Florence has offices of many of the international names in car rental. Below you can find a list of contacts for car [...]

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Florence taxis

La Toscana: Getting to and around Tuscany

Taxis in Florence are white and are readily available thoughout the city centre at taxi ranks which you can find mostly at the main piazzas. Taxis are quite convenient because they have access to most streets which are otherwise closed to regular traffic. Taxis are considerably more costly than other forms of shared public transport, [...]

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Florence by train

La Toscana: Getting to and around Tuscany

Florence has a number of train stations that link the main areas of the city. The principle train station is Santa Maria Novella, (or Firenze SMN as is it known by Trenitalia codes) located right in the city centre, in Piazza Stazione, front of the Santa Maria Novella Church. High-speed, long-distance trains connect Florence Santa [...]

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