Why You Should Visit Florence
Florence is a world-famous city home to many of the finest attractions that Italy has to offer, especially with regards to its unrivaled museums and art galleries. If you must visit only one museum during your stay you may want to make it the famous Galleria degli Uffizi, celebrated as one of the world’s finest collections of art. Along with its many museums and art galleries, Florence is a beautiful city with many stunning architectural gems like the Duomo di Firenze cathedral and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, or if you’re up for a physical challenge you can climb up the 414 steps of Giotto’s Tower to enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the city below. Florence is an exciting place where you will find many festivals and cultural events each year and many street performers livening up the city streets both day and night.
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Arriving In Florence
Florence Airport is located less than 10 km outside of the city and is set within a single terminal complex. When you have touched down at the airport you can use the airport bus to travel into the city if you would rather not pay for a taxi. Inside the airport there are a few basic amenities available including a restaurant and bar as well as retail and duty-free shopping, so you can find all of the essentials you would need.
Florence Airport mostly handles flights from around Europe, a number of which are on a seasonal basis. If you are looking to travel directly from the UAE to Florence you will not be able to make the journey nonstop and will instead require a stopover. Thankfully Florence Airport has connections to many leading airports around Europe such as Paris Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, so you can travel from the UAE to the city with only a single stopover.
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Florence Travel Information
The weather in Florence over the summer gets fairly hot with average highs of around 31 degrees, although you will need some warm clothing with you if you’re visiting over the winter period. As Italy is in the Schengen Area you do not need to worry about getting a visa if you are a UAE national. You can get around in the city by bus or tram if you prefer public transport, while there are plenty of car-rental agencies available at the airport if you would rather drive around yourself.
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