Firenze, more commonly known as Florence in English, is the capital city of Italy's Tuscany region. Over 370,000 people live there, making it the most populated city in Tuscany. Florence is a popular destination for many travellers wishing to experience Italy, and there are regular cheap flights from Gatwick with Vueling and Air France. Our comparison service will locate a range of flights so you can find the one that best matches your travel requirements. The city can be reached by a direct flight from Paris, Frankfurt, London as well as other European destinations. It may also be worth investigating flights to Pisa for a trip to Florence, since Pisa Airport offers a greater variety of flight destinations and is just a bus or train journey from Florence.
Famous for its rich history, Florence was the medieval centre of European trade and also known for being the birthplace of the Renaissance. The historic city centre, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts millions of people every year. One of the most famous sites is The Duomo, the large domed cathedral. Florence is also very well placed for exploring other highly recommended places in Tuscany, for example the walled cities of Siena and Lucca, the towers of San Gimignano or the town of Volterra, well known after the Twilight film series.
With eight different rental car companies offering their services from the arrivals hall, including Sixt, Europcar and Avis, there is no shortage of car hire options available to those who have a valid driving licence. A car makes exploring the region of Tuscany far easier too, and the wine region of Chianti and towns such as Volterra and San Gimignano are just a short drive away from the city. If you fancy travelling in style, the airport also offers a limousine service. Alternatively, taxi ranks and public buses are at your disposal. Public buses depart from the airport every half hour between the hours of 6:00AM and 23:30PM and provide a good connection to the city centre. Renaissance architecture and art is abundant in Tuscany's capital, along with a range of museums and monuments. For those interested in culture, the city has a lot to offer. There is the Pitti Palace, Palazzo Vecchio and also the Natural History Museum of Florence. The Piazza della Repubblica is a popular main square in the city with many cafes and bourgeois palaces to visit. Florence also happens to be one of the Top 50 fashion capitals and there are a whole host of opportunities available for the avid shopper. The city's train station, Santa Maria Novella, provides many options for fast onward travel to the rest of Italy as well as other Tuscan cities such as Pisa and Siena. Hop on a reasonably priced charter to continue your Italian travels or explore more of Europe during your holiday.