Florence is one of those destinations you have to visit at least once in your lifetime, and the reasons are several: the food is ridiculously good and will lure into temptation even the most exigent foodie, and its monuments and museums are epic. Last but not least, there’s the Uffizi Gallery, and many more Renaissance masterpieces to discover. Ready to book your flight then?
If you’re landing at Pisa or Florence airport, you will find our recommendations on how to reach Florence city center in comfort quite handy.
From Florence Airport to the city center
Florence airport, also known as Firenze-Peretola airport or Amerigo Vespucci Airport in honor of the Florentine navigator and explorer, is an international airport located approximately 6 km (3 miles) from Florence city center. Opened in the 1930’s as a military airport, it was merely a grassy field used by Italian aviators during Fascist era. Now it’s one of Italy’s most trafficked airports, serving all major European routes.
From Pisa airport to Florence city center
Pisa’s Galileo Galilei Airport is Tuscany main airport, and it’s Italy’s ninth airport for volume of passengers. It is located 80 km (49 miles) from Florence city center and it’s connected with all major European and North African cities; since June 2007 it also has a direct flight to New York City. In comparison to Florence airport, it has a larger structure and longer landing strips, and has exponentially grown over the course of the past decade thanks to low cost flights, so it is not unlikely that you’ll catch your plane from/to this airport!
First time in Florence? Tell us what you are planning to do. And even if you are a frequent visitor, there is always something new you can discover about the capital of Tuscany!