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Some Practical Information & Other details

As you plan your visit to Florence, some basic information about the city is useful. We have collected some particular details below to help you as you plan your visit to Florence.

You'll find tips and suggestions the best ways to move around the city, where to park if you're driving, general information on weather (as well as forecast) and maps in order to help you plan your stay in Florence!

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The ZTL Area in Florence: Avoid it like the plague!

If you are considering driving in Florence, here is everything you need to know about the ZTL zone in Florence, the much-feared restricted traffic areas you find in many Italian cities. Where are the boundaries, who can enter, when? Continue reading for more details.

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Where to Park in Florence

A useful map of parking lots around Florence's historical center, perfect for leaving the car outside the ZTL while you visit for the day. Includes free parking areas as well as information on opening hours and costs for parking in Florence.

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Pools in Florence for Cooling Down in Summer

The summer in Florence could be very warm, so allow yourself a dive into fresh water in one of the pools of Florence open to the public. You don’t need to take the car and drive for miles, close at hand you’ll find these three beautiful pools!

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A Brief History of Florence

A brief overview of Florence's history, presented as a timeline of the major events which have shaped the course of the city's history and its present.

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Practical Information

Practical details and information on Florence, from hospitals, pharmacies to emergency numbers and tourism offices.

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Where to stay in Florence?

Here are some tips and suggestions about Florence and the areas where you can stay at during your visit to this beautiful Renaissance city: center, city and surroundings.

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