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You’re not alone. Florence is a very popular vacation site and justifiably so. It was the heart of the Renaissance and is still a hub for Art and History. A beautiful city that remains as incredible as it was hundreds of years ago, with something for everyone to enjoy, such as Art, History, Shopping, Food and Beautiful Scenery.
Your first task is to find a place to stay in Florence. There are many ways to accomplish this, whether it’s through vacation packages, hotel reservations, apartment rentals, vacation home rentals or bed and breakfast locations. Each person has there own preference on where they want to stay, so I will give you the tools to search for a place and leave the rest up to you. Some folks like to find a place that is centrally located so they can split there days into different sections of the city. This allows for more time to sightsee and less time for traveling back and forth to the same location to see different sights. Others like to be in the countryside in more remote locations.
The next step is to find a way to get you to Florence. Most people will be arriving in Florence by using one of several airports – the Florence Airport (Aeroporto A. Vespucci or Peretola), the Pisa Airport (Aeroporto Galileo Galilei) or the Rome Airport (Aeroporto Leonardo da Vinci or Fiumincino). The Florence Airport does not receive intercontinental flights, but does receive flights from within Italy and various European countries. So, you will have to make a stop along the way if you flying from the United States, for example. If you fly directly into the Florence airport, it’s a short bus ride or taxi ride (20 minutes) to the center of Florence. If you fly into Rome, you can take a 1 1/2 hour train ride to Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station. If you fly into Pisa, you can take a 1 hour train ride to Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station. It may cost a little more to fly directly into Florence, but may be worth it to avoid connections and other types of transportation.
Now that you have finally arrived in Florence, what about transportation to explore Florence, Siena and San Gimignano? Florence is a great city with taxi and bus service, if you need it. Most people do the majority of their sightseeing within Florence by walking. It’s a beautiful city with many sights to see, which you may miss if you driving and not walking. As for Siena and San Gimignano, there are buses from Florence to both locations. You should plan on a day trip to each location, so you’ll have time to enjoy each city without rushing through it.