Assist and advise you in the choice of your walks and excursions is our passion, ask us everything you want we desire your experience will be unique and repeatable, in fact we hope you’ll become Florenceaholic and you love the beautiful places that surround our city. Not everything can be visited in one trip, but organizing your stay you can take advantage of the available time. Let's start from this web page in which we have collected some tips about the city that we hope you may find useful, you will find downloadable guides, the map of the historical center, links to book museums and many tips to better enjoy Florence and its surroundings.
HOW TO MOVE
The historic center of Florence is easily explorable on foot and this is probably the best way to appreciate the city. Here you can download the downtown map.
An alternative is to rent a bike, a scooter or a car, just 300 meters from us there is a rental center with very affordable rates.
Should you use public transport, tickets are available at authorized resellers (bars, tobacconists, newsagents), or at the hall ATAF inside the railway station of Santa Maria Novella. The simple ticket costs € 1.20 and is valid for 90 minutes from the time it is validated in the machines on board. Purchased on board costs € 2,00 On the web site ATAF you’ll find all the information about public transport in Florence.
Below you can download the map of the electric minibuses that run through the city center and the map of the integrated public transport.
MUSEUMS AND RESERVATIONS
For museums and attractions, especially if you want to visit the Uffizi Gallery, we recommend you book via Internet to avoid the queue, there is a small surcharge on the ticket, but it's worth it for those who book there is a separate entry and should not have to queue for tickets, just show up about 15 minutes before the entrance time booked. At the following link you can buy tickets BOOK UFFIZI. In case you want to visit the Vasari Corridor (a raised path over a kilometer long, which connects Palazzo Vecchio to the Pitti Palace passing by the Uffizi Gallery) necessarily have to book by calling the number +39 055 294883. If you have at least three days to explore the city and don’t want to miss even a museum, an option that could be convenient is the Florence Card is valid for 72 hours and allows you entry into the major museums, villas, churches and historical gardens in Florence with priority access without the need of booking and free use of local public transport (72€ cost). For more information visit FLORENCE CARD. Other monumental complex of interest that you can purchase in advance, reserving the tickets is THE GREAT MUSEUM OF THE CATHEDRAL which includes (Museo dell'Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Brunelleschi's Dome, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Crypt of Santa Reparata) More information on BOOK DUOMO.
For all other museums we recommend you to take a look at the Florence Museums Guide, especially check the days and opening hours.