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Getting there You can get to Florence from Munich, Vienna and Naples. Best price and travel duration below.

From Rome 01:21 AU$54
From Venice 01:53 AU$72
From Milan 01:58 AU$80
From Munich 09:10 AU$110
From Vienna 10:48 AU$142
From Naples 02:31 AU$108
From Innsbruck 07:13 AU$46
From Bologna 00:35 AU$19
From Turin 02:53 AU$104
From La Spezia 01:27 AU$41
From Padua 01:37 AU$62
From Trieste 03:45 AU$86
From Salerno 03:22 AU$110
From Bolzano 03:20 AU$81
From Udine 03:45 AU$86
From Kufstein 08:11 AU$78
From Jenbach 07:45 AU$46
From Trento 02:48 AU$73
From Villach 06:12 AU$110
From Worgl 08:01 AU$46
From Bruck An Der Mur 08:53 AU$126
From Brescia 02:15 AU$70
From Chiusi 01:16 AU$30
From Parma 01:29 AU$35
From Ferrara 01:05 AU$43
From Modena 00:59 AU$27
From Arezzo 00:35 AU$18
From Terontola 00:57 AU$22
From Perugia 01:32 AU$30
From Orvieto 01:42 AU$33
From Treviso 02:24 AU$75
From Rovereto 02:33 AU$67
From Prato 00:12 AU$13
From Foligno 02:12 AU$38
From Assisi 01:59 AU$33
From Spoleto 02:35 AU$41

Getting around From Florence, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Prato 00:16 AU$13
To Arezzo 00:40 AU$18
To Ferrara 01:00 AU$43
To Terontola 01:05 AU$22
To Chiusi 01:18 AU$30
To Bologna 01:23 AU$19
To Perugia 01:34 AU$30
To Padua 01:37 AU$62
To Orvieto 01:39 AU$33
To Modena 01:46 AU$27
To Assisi 01:54 AU$33
To Milan 01:58 AU$80
To Reggio Emilia 02:00 AU$32
To Venice 02:05 AU$72
To Foligno 02:08 AU$38
To Parma 02:15 AU$35
To Rovereto 02:20 AU$67
To Brescia 02:20 AU$70
To Treviso 02:24 AU$75
To Spoleto 02:28 AU$41
To Rome 02:36 AU$54
To Trento 02:37 AU$73
To Turin 03:00 AU$104
To Naples 03:05 AU$108
To Bolzano 03:13 AU$81
To Trieste 03:31 AU$86
To Udine 03:35 AU$86
To Salerno 03:46 AU$110
To Lugano 05:21 AU$116
To Bellinzona 05:49 AU$126
To Villach 06:12 AU$110
To Innsbruck 06:22 AU$78
To Klagenfurt 06:30 AU$110
To Montreux 06:39 AU$131
To Lausanne 06:42 AU$185
To Jenbach 06:49 AU$78
To Worgl 07:07 AU$46
To Kufstein 07:18 AU$46
To Geneva 07:33 AU$131
To Spiez 07:34 AU$179
To Arth Goldau 07:38 AU$131
To Bern 07:59 AU$193
To Bruck An Der Mur 08:30 AU$126
To Zurich 11:11 AU$131
To Dijon 11:35 AU$182
To Munich 11:40 AU$78
To Paris 12:30 AU$182
To Vienna 15:28 AU$94
To Leoben 15:29 AU$126

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.

Train station(s)

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

Firenze Campo Marte Train Station

Address: Via Mannelli 50132 Florence

Opening 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.

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Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station

Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station

Address: Piazza della Stazione, 10 50123 Florence

Opening 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.

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Firenze Rifredi

Address: Via dello Steccuto 50141 Florence


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Customer reviews

    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"    
    It was a good trip. Seats are a bit small. The seats should be arranged side by side, not opposite to each other.  
  • "touring"    
    this train trip was excellent - i highly recommend booking the 1st class tickets - comfort was a lot better than in standard carrages  
  • "Journey"    
    Journey was alright - reasonably clean carriage and toilets. Service was alright.  
  • "overnight train"    
    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"    
    the train was so easy, with baggage racks, power points for phone charging and comfortable seats  
  • "Great trip on new train"    
    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"    
    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"    
    Nice trip, we liked it better than hiring a car. staff very friendly  
  • "Very Good"    
    On time clean and comfortable, a little more space for luggage would be useful.  
  • "Great trip"    
    Very comfortable and timely. No complains.  
  • "Tiburtina firenze"    
    Punctuality / comfort / service from staff excellant  
  • "Firenze- Roma"    
    A great journey. Train was clean, on time and comfortable. We will certainly use this service again.  
  • "Training it from Florence to "    
    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"    
    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.  
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