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|From Rome||01:21||AU$ 51|
|From Venice||01:53||AU$ 68|
|From Milan||01:58||AU$ 75|
|From Munich||09:10||AU$ 104|
|From Vienna||10:48||AU$ 134|
|From Naples||02:31||AU$ 102|
|From Innsbruck||07:13||AU$ 44|
|From Bologna||00:35||AU$ 18|
|From Turin||02:53||AU$ 98|
|From La Spezia||01:27||AU$ 39|
|From Padua||01:37||AU$ 59|
|From Trieste||03:45||AU$ 81|
|From Salerno||03:22||AU$ 104|
|From Bolzano||03:20||AU$ 77|
|From Udine||03:45||AU$ 81|
|From Kufstein||08:11||AU$ 74|
|From Jenbach||07:45||AU$ 44|
|From Trento||02:48||AU$ 69|
|From Villach||06:12||AU$ 104|
|From Worgl||08:01||AU$ 44|
|From Bruck An Der Mur||08:53||AU$ 119|
|From Brescia||02:15||AU$ 66|
|From Chiusi||01:16||AU$ 29|
|From Parma||01:29||AU$ 33|
|From Ferrara||01:05||AU$ 41|
|From Modena||00:59||AU$ 26|
|From Arezzo||00:35||AU$ 17|
|From Terontola||00:57||AU$ 21|
|From Perugia||01:32||AU$ 29|
|From Orvieto||01:42||AU$ 32|
|From Treviso||02:24||AU$ 71|
|From Rovereto||02:33||AU$ 63|
|From Prato||00:12||AU$ 12|
|From Foligno||02:12||AU$ 36|
|From Assisi||01:59||AU$ 32|
|From Spoleto||02:35||AU$ 39|
Getting around From Florence, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.
|To Prato||00:16||AU$ 12|
|To Arezzo||00:40||AU$ 17|
|To Ferrara||01:00||AU$ 41|
|To Terontola||01:05||AU$ 21|
|To Chiusi||01:18||AU$ 29|
|To Bologna||01:23||AU$ 18|
|To Perugia||01:34||AU$ 29|
|To Padua||01:37||AU$ 59|
|To Orvieto||01:39||AU$ 32|
|To Modena||01:46||AU$ 26|
|To Assisi||01:54||AU$ 32|
|To Milan||01:58||AU$ 75|
|To Reggio Emilia||02:00||AU$ 30|
|To Venice||02:05||AU$ 68|
|To Foligno||02:08||AU$ 36|
|To Parma||02:15||AU$ 33|
|To Rovereto||02:20||AU$ 63|
|To Brescia||02:20||AU$ 66|
|To Treviso||02:24||AU$ 71|
|To Spoleto||02:28||AU$ 39|
|To Rome||02:36||AU$ 51|
|To Trento||02:37||AU$ 69|
|To Turin||03:00||AU$ 98|
|To Naples||03:05||AU$ 102|
|To Bolzano||03:13||AU$ 77|
|To Trieste||03:31||AU$ 81|
|To Udine||03:35||AU$ 81|
|To Salerno||03:46||AU$ 104|
|To Lugano||05:21||AU$ 110|
|To Bellinzona||05:49||AU$ 119|
|To Villach||06:12||AU$ 104|
|To Innsbruck||06:22||AU$ 74|
|To Klagenfurt||06:30||AU$ 104|
|To Montreux||06:39||AU$ 123|
|To Lausanne||06:42||AU$ 174|
|To Jenbach||06:49||AU$ 74|
|To Worgl||07:07||AU$ 44|
|To Kufstein||07:18||AU$ 44|
|To Geneva||07:33||AU$ 123|
|To Spiez||07:34||AU$ 168|
|To Arth Goldau||07:38||AU$ 123|
|To Bern||07:59||AU$ 182|
|To Bruck An Der Mur||08:30||AU$ 119|
|To Zurich||11:11||AU$ 123|
|To Dijon||11:35||AU$ 171|
|To Munich||11:40||AU$ 74|
|To Paris||12:30||AU$ 171|
|To Vienna||15:28||AU$ 89|
|To Leoben||15:29||AU$ 119|
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.
Interactive Rail Map
Main cities in Italy
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- "TEMPTING ENOUGH TO REPEAT" John k. 09/11/2015
Great experience which made us think that train travel is the way to go. The Tuscany country side was tempting enough to experience a return future trip.Congratulations on comfort, cleanliness and efficiency.
- "Ok" Ke e. 03/11/2015
It was a good trip. Seats are a bit small. The seats should be arranged side by side, not opposite to each other.
- "touring" Colleen w. 22/10/2015
this train trip was excellent - i highly recommend booking the 1st class tickets - comfort was a lot better than in standard carrages
- "Journey" . 24/09/2015
Journey was alright - reasonably clean carriage and toilets. Service was alright.
- "overnight train" Emma Louise w. 20/09/2015
Very good service, maximised time in our trip been able to both travel and sleep. Gained more from our time on holiday.
- "convenient and easy" Victoria r. 30/08/2015
the train was so easy, with baggage racks, power points for phone charging and comfortable seats
- "Great trip on new train" Leanne b. 27/07/2015
We purchased a super saver ticket in business class and was not disappointed. This train was exceptionally comfortable, clean and very fast. Drink and snack was provided. We would definitely travel again on the trenitalia trains.
- "Good service, pushy passengers" Brooke s. 17/07/2015
Getting on the coach was difficult with suit cases due to pushy passengers only thinking of themselves. But train and staff were excellent
- "Good service" Brooke s. 17/07/2015
Nice trip, we liked it better than hiring a car. staff very friendly
- "Very Good" Kaye o. 21/06/2015
On time clean and comfortable, a little more space for luggage would be useful.
- "Great trip" Atif k. 04/12/2014
Very comfortable and timely. No complains.
- "Tiburtina firenze" Keith s. 02/12/2014
Punctuality / comfort / service from staff excellant
- "Firenze- Roma" Antonio d. 17/11/2014
A great journey. Train was clean, on time and comfortable. We will certainly use this service again.
- "Training it from Florence to " Graham d. 12/11/2014
We recently travelled from Florence to Rome having booked well ahead from Australia. In all respects the journey was excellent. The train left and arrived on time, the seats were extremely comfortable, clean and in good order and the journey was smooth and fast. It leaves Australian train travel for dead when it comes to cost, convenience, comfort and, above all, reliability.
- "Italy by train" . 06/11/2014
It was our first trip to Italy where we used Italian trains. We found the train travel very enjoyable.. All trains ran on time, they were clean and very comfortable. I would definitely use them again.