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Florence Tour Ideas

Florentine Hills Hiking Tour with Wine and Olive Oil Tasting

Florentine Hills Hiking Tour with Wine and Olive Oil Tasting
Duration:
7 hours 30 minutes
From:
USD 102.23
A pleasant hike will take you to the top of one of the Florentine hills with a majestic view of the Tuscan countryside in its entirety. <br />The hike weaves through the Tuscan countryside and lets you discover the beauty of Tuscany. <br />You will visit a private wine cellar with a tasting of local wines and olive oils, and finish the day off with a delicious lunch.

Private Gluten-Free Cooking Class in Florence

Private Gluten-Free Cooking Class in Florence
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Flexible
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USD 141.99
Experience a dedicated private gluten-free cooking class in Florence and learn how to cook the best Italian recipes using natural gluten-free ingredients. During the class, you will learn how to prepare gluten-free pasta, pizza, gnocchi, tiramisu, and much more.

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Florence Airport (FLR) Car Rental


Welcome to the car rental Florence Airport information page with information on Florence Airport car rental options, including which side do you drive on, transmission types, local Florence driving stress, licences, and more. You may also compare your Florence Airport car rental options and search for the best available Florence car rental rates in the search box below.


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Florence Airport Car Rental Desk Locations

Various Florence Airport rental car companies operate on-site.

 

Look for their Florence Airport car hire desks in the Arrivals hall.


Florence Airport Car Rental Companies

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Thrifty, Maggiore Sicily by Car Sixt - off-site (quick 10 minute shuttle ride away)


Florence Driving Information


 
Driving is on the right side of the road.


 
All Florence Airport rental cars are automatic transmission.


 
Your local drivers' licence is required.


An International Drivers' Permit (or IDP) may be required, especially if your local drivers' licence is in a language other than the local language (you may inquire when you pick up your car).


 
Florence Driving Stress Level: 7/10

As with many of Italy's largest and most historic cities, the roads were not built for heavy traffic and so jams are frequent and often frustrating.

Driving in the historic center - inside the wide "viale" where the old city walls were (and still are, on the southern side of the Arno)- is strictly prohibited, except for residents with permits. Enforcement is by camera, and is ferociously efficient. If you drive in the prohibited areas, you will be tracked down, and you will receive stiff fines in the mail.

Parking in garages and parking lots is expensive, costing €30 per night. There are three kinds of parking places on the street: white, yellow and blue. White is for residents only, yellow ones are reserved, so you can park only on the blue places. The price is €1 per hour and you have to pay from 8AM to 8PM (12 hours). Leave the ticket inside the car in a visible place. Attention: you need coins for the parking - the machine won't accept banknotes or cards. You can also find 'free' parking at all hours at "Piazzale Michelangelo" on the south side of the town. However, there are time limits for how long you can leave a car, which are rigidly enforced, and if you violate those limits, your car will be towed. It's about a 20 minute walk to the city centre (down the stairs and across the Arno). It has gorgeous views of the city as well.

Florence is connected by good highways to the rest of Italy. The easiest way to get in and out of the city from the A-1 Autostrada, which connects Florence to Bologna, Milan and the North, and to Rome and the South, is to use the "Firenze - Impruneta" exit. This is the same route for those leaving for or arriving from Siena on the "Fi-Si" highway. If you are arriving from or leaving for Pisa and the West on the A-11 Autostrada, it may be best to go by way of Firenze-Scandicci and use the A-1 to connect to and from the A-11.


 


Florence Airport Car Rental Recommendations


 
IHateTaxis.com has a mixed recommendation on a Florence Airport car rental

You don't need a car in Florence. If anything, it's an expensive extra hassle. If you want a car to tour to explore the region, consider just renting one for the time you need it.



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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016