Frequently asked questions about Florence
How Public Transportation works in Florence?
The best way to get around Florence is on foot. The city centre is not very large and is full of monuments and amazing things to see. The local transport companies are ATAF and LI-NEA. A ticket can be bought at newsstands, tobacconists, or any shop with an "ATAF" sticker in the window, and it is valid for 90 minutes. Always remember to validate your ticket by stamping it when boarding the bus.Learn more
Bucket list of things to do and see in Florence
Florence is considered one of the most beautiful and historically significant cities in the world, and is definitely worth visiting. It is known for its art, architecture, and Renaissance history. Some must-see attractions include the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, and Ponte Vecchio bridge. It is also a great place to explore and experience the culture, food and wine of Tuscany.Learn more
How do I apply for a visa to stay in Florence?
Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travellers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip to enter the Schengen zone.Learn more
Best neighbourhood to live in Florence
Some popular and highly-regarded neighborhoods in Florence include Oltrarno, charming, historic neighborhood on the south bank of the Arno River. Santa Croce, in the heart of Florence, is known for its beautiful churches and historic buildings, including the Basilica of Santa Croce. San Giovanni, known for its lively atmosphere and popular nightlife scene.Learn more
How to eat like a local in Florence?
Start your meal with a selection of local appetizers, such as prosciutto, salami, and cheeses. Florence is famous for its steak, particularly the bistecca alla fiorentina, a large, thick cut of steak cooked over an open flame. Try its delicious pasta dishes, such as pappardelle al sugo di cinghiale (wild boar ragu) or spaghetti alla carbonara.Learn more
Where can I study or work remotely in Florence?
There are many cafes in Florence that offer a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Several cafes in the city provide a relaxing and quiet environment for working and studying. Some even have special study areas or free Wi-Fi. Here is a list of outstanding cafes that we have created.Learn more
What is the average cost of living in Florence?
Florence is an average priced city by European standards, so it's not particularly cheap but it isn't expensive either. Luckily it can be a little more affordable than Rome and Venice. It can be much better value when it comes to accommodation and food, especially in the low and shoulder seasons. To have an idea of how much your utility bills can be, we recommend using Numbeo.Learn more