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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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17 Things to Know Before Coming to Tuscany (and Italy)

Planning your first vacation to Italy and Tuscany? Read our top tips on things to know before you come to Italy!

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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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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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Parking in Florence with Parclick

Staying in the center of Florence and have a car? Want to drive into the ZTL for a day trip, without fear of fines? Then we recommend you look into using a private garage in the center so that the ZTL entrance will be taken care of! Book your parking directly online with Parclick to know which garage is best and how to get there.

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Fun Cultural Differences

It can be even more fun to slide right into the culture & traditions if you know the whys and wherefores.  Read here for an insider's perspective of the do's and don'ts while traveling in Florence.

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Before You Arrive: Be Prepared

It helps to know the lay of the land before you arrive: all those little details about travelling abroad that become essential once you get here.  Read here for some important details & practical info while exploring Florence.

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Why visit Florence in the low season?

There are many reasons, including being more budget-friendly and enjoying less crowded sights! Read our article for more reasons why visiting Florence in its low season is a good idea.

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