Florence Top Tips To Know Before Visiting

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Submitted: October 06, 2017

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Florence- a birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. One of the most important political, economical and cultural cities in Europe for around 3 centuries. Birthplace for well-known world brand names such as Gucci, Giovanni Battista Giorgini, Enrico Coveri, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Patrizia Pepe, Emilio Pucci and many others. Florence is an exceptionally unique and interesting city, but in order to have the best possible trip, there are some tips and information, that you should be aware of formerly.

 

Best Time To Visit

 

During July and August weather is very hot and humid, so better avoid go throughout his season. In spring and fall, weather is pleasant and the number of tourists is huge. If you want to avoid big crowds, pack comfortable warm clothes, an umbrella and visit the city during November - February period.

 

Transportation

The historic center of Florence is small and the streets are predominantly pedestrianized. There is a quite efficient bus network with electric buses (routes A, B, C, D). They are specially designed to navigate through the narrow streets of the city center. Tickets for the all routes cost €1.20, a 24-hour pass costs €5. Taxis are not available on the streets, you can find them in designated stands or by phone.

Weather

Summers in Florence are very hot and humid, while winters are cool. January is the coolest month, with average temperatures of 43.7°F (6.5°C). July is the hottest month, with averages of 76.3°F (24.6°C).

Tickets and Tips

Book tickets in advance for the Uffizi and the Accademia, if you do not want to wait in lines for hours. If you are intended to visit several museums, consider purchasing the Firenze Card, which will not only save you money but also allow you to skip lines. Book tours tickets also online. Tipping in restaurants and is not expected though it is always appreciated.

Follow these tips and have a wonderful journey full of unforgettable moments.


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