Welcome to Florence

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Florence is the beautiful regional capital of Tuscany, and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. It is acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and stepping onto its historic cobbles it is easy to see why. Cradled between the surrounding hills, the city hosts some of the most famous works of art on the planet and the whole of the city centre is packed with stunning palaces, churches and monuments. The surrounding countryside is well-known for its rolling hills and its wine—particularly the Chianti area between Siena and Florence.

Facts

Population 366,000
Currency 1 Euro (€) = 100 cents
Opening hours Shops are usually open from 09.00-13.00 and 15.30-19.30. Closed on Sundays and Mondays morning.
Newspapers La Nazione
Il Giornale di Firenze
La Repubblica
Corriere della Sera
La Stampa
Emergency numbers Carabinieri: 112
Police: 113
Local police: +39 055 328 3333
Fire brigade: 115
Medical Emergency Service: 118
Tourist information APT (Tourist Information Board)
Via Cavour 1r
+39 055 290 832 / +39 055 290 833
Piazza Stazione 4
+39 055 212 245 / +39 055 272 8208
Bigallo, piazza San Giovanni 1 (Duomo)
+39 055 288 496
Airport A. Vespucci
+39 055 315 874


Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 08.30-18.30 Sundays and holidays 08.30-13.30