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which are the Airlines that operate flights to Florence from United Kingdom?

  • Alitalia Airlines
  • Vueling Airlines
  • KLM
  • Swissair
  • Lufthansa
  • Air France

How long is the flight from uk to Florence?

  • The flight from London Heathrow to Florence Airport is only 4 hours and 40 minutes long. The flight comes with a stopover in Rome.
  • The flight from Manchester Airport to Florence is 4 hours and 30 minutes long. The flight comes with a stopover at Zurich or Munich.
  • The Birmingham to Florence flight is also 4 hours 30 minutes long and takes a stopover at Munich or Zurich.
  • The direct flight to Florence from London Gatwick Airport is only 2 hours and 10 minutes long.

Are there any direct flights to Florence from UK?

Yes, there are direct flights from London Gatwick Airport to Florence. These direct flights are operated by Vueling Airlines and take only 2 hours and 10 minutes to reach their destination.

What is the best time to visit Florence?

In total, there are six months in the calendar that are ideal for a visit to Florence. The summer months of April, May and June bring a lot of tourists to the Renaissance capital. The months of September, October and November are also known as the golden months to visit the city. The months in between these two periods, that is June and July, can usually be hot and the mercury quickly gallops to 35°C, which is less than ideal. Coming to Florence in the aforementioned time would give you a dry climate and a warm temperature of 25°C, perfect to soak the Italian sun.

What is the cheapest time of year to fly to Florence?

The month of November, usually, is the cheapest time to visit Florence. The only reason most travellers opt not to come to Florence in November is due to the holidays that are right around the corner, in December. The winter can be just as pleasant and beautiful of a season to spend in Florence as is spring, especially when the living and travelling costs are at an annual low. Granted, that a great number of local festivities are held in warmer months, Florence is beyond everything a spirit living in the city’s architecture, which stands resolute throughout the year. Come to Florence in November for a cheap trip and save up for your next adventure.

What are the major international airports in Florence?

The Florence Airport (FLR) is one of the busiest airports in Italy and serves the city of Florence, the capital of the Tuscany Region. The airport is formally known as the Amerigo Vespucci Airport, but most locals call it by its city name. Florence Airport is just 11 kilometres away from the famous Florence Cathedral, at the heart of the city. In 2017, the airport handled 2.6 million passengers.

What are the entry requirements to Florence, Italy for British travellers?

A British national does not require a visa to enter Italy. Please take your British Passport to prove your identity and pass the immigration at the airport.

What are the major landmarks in Florence?

Florence is a birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and the capital of the Tuscany Region of Italy. Rich in culture and vibrant in history, this city is perhaps one of the most exciting places to be if the traveller wants a trip through the arts.

  • The Florence Cathedral or “Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower” is the most famous Florentine landmark. The Renaissance cathedral dominates Florence’s skyline, with its dome visible from everywhere in the city. The red-brown dome is the largest brick dome in the world. Along with the Baptistery and the bell tower, the Florence cathedral is a UNESCO world heritage site. The façade of the cathedral is tremendously decorated, with statues of saints and popes encased in pink, green and white marble stones. A trip to Florence is incomplete if the tourist does not visit the Florence Cathedral.
  • The Uffizi Gallery is the most visited art gallery in Italy. Tourists can buy the tickets online, significantly reducing the waiting time outside the gallery. The Uffizi Gallery was gifted to the city by the famous Medici family and contains priceless artworks from Michelangelo and Raphael among others. The collection of the gallery is so great that some pieces had to be moved to other museums in Florence, to make room for the artwork that has long been in the storage. Among the most notable pieces of art is the ‘Baptism of Christ’ by Leonardo da Vinci, the ‘Birth of Venus’ by Sandro Botticelli and ‘Dukes of Urbino’ by Piero Della Francesca.
  • The Palazzo Vecchio is the famous town hall of Florence. It was built by the Medici family in the 14th century as a symbol of power and strength. This is why, unlike many Renaissance buildings of the time, the Palazzo does not look aesthetically pleasing, at first glance. The tower of the Palazzo is off centre because the building was constructed around it. The town hall of Florence is an imposing structure with rusticated stonework walls and fortress-like characteristics that make the building unique. Inside the building, there are display areas that showcase the works of many Italian Renaissance artists and sculptors.
Which events and festivals are celebrated in Florence?

The year starts with the Epiphany festival, on 6th January, which remembers the arrival of the three kings bearing gifts at the time of Jesus’ birth. The Epiphany is celebrated by wearing Renaissance costumes and participating in the parades that run through the city. In February, the carnival or the grand parade is held in the city. Giant floats of dragons roll through the city streets followed by colourfully dressed musicians and dancers. The feast of the Annunciation and the Florentine New Year is observed on the 25th of March. The world famous Scoppio del Carro or the ‘explosion of the cart’ festival is held in April when an ornately decorated cart loaded with fireworks is set off by the help of a flying dove-shaped rocket, representing the Holy Ghost.

What are the transportation options available to tourists within Florence?

Florence or Firenze, as it’s called in Italian, has a well-developed transportation system and it is easy getting around the city. If you are staying in Florence briefly, the Firenze Card is your best friend. Buy the Firenze Card for €85 (as of 2018) and get into the many museums of the city absolutely free. Along with that, the card covers the cost of travel so all you need to do is swipe it on the machines and the busses and trams will move you through the city for the next 72 hours without any extra charge. The city is also great for walking as most of the historic and architectural sites are in a small area in the city centre. Rental bicycles can also be hired and the stations are dispersed throughout the city. Other than that, taxis are also available to move the tourist accordingly.

Which five-star hotels and accommodation are available for stay in Florence?

The opulence of the Medici and the hospitality of the Florentine people are reflected by the five-star hotels in Florence. Come and stay at the hotels listed below.

  • NH Collection Firenze Porta Rossa
  • Hotel Lungarno
  • Hotel Montebello Splendid
  • Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione
  • Sina Villa Medici, Autograph Collection
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