Florence Peretola Airport bears the name of the famous Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci and is about ten kilometers from the center of the Tuscan city. In the last year, the volume of passengers passing through the Florentine airport has exceeded seven million people, confirming it among the top twenty Italian airports by turnout and one of the most popular for tourism reasons. In fact, the city of Florence is probably one of the most requested destinations in Europe thanks to its glorious past that still shines in its squares, churches and palaces from the medieval and Renaissance periods.
The most important airlines at European and international level operate from Florence Peretola airport. In addition to the renowned Air France, Lufthansa and British Airways we remember the Dutch KLM, the Swedish Scandinavian Airlines and the Portuguese TAP among others. The airport has 40 check-in desks, offers ten boarding gates to its passengers and has a runway 1750 meters long and 30 wide. Among the busiest routes, the main one is Paris Charles de Gaulle, followed by Frankfurt, Amsterdam Shiphol and Rome Fiumicino. Currently Florence Peretola airport is managed by Toscana Aeroporti S.p.A, which is in turn controlled by the Argentine holding Corporation America.
Among the main attractions that can be reached from the Florence airport, we cannot fail to mention the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Church of Santa Maria Novella and the Basilica of Santa Croce, hosting the tombs of famous people in Italian history such as Michelangelo, Galileo, Macchiavelli , Gioachino Rossini and Ugo Foscolo among others. For art lovers, the obligatory visit passes through the famous Uffizi Gallery , lovers of ancient history will find real treasures in the many illustrious Florentine palaces such as Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Palazzo Rucellai, the National Museum of Bargello, and many others.
Among the splendid Florentine squares that are worth visiting we mention Piazza del Duomo , Piazza della Repubblica Piazza Santa Croce and the famous Piazza della Signoria , with its loggia, the imposing Palazzo Vecchio and the most famous statues of the Italian Renaissance, among others stand out the famous David by Michelangelo, the Perseus by Benvenuto Cellini and the great equestrian statue of Cosimo first, by Giambologna. The typical Florentine charm is reflected in the centennial shops that populate the suggestive Ponte Vecchio. The most romantic can not miss a visit to the Boboli, Rose and Bardini Gardens, finally enjoying a well-deserved moment of relax in the splendid Cascine Park, located about 15 minutes on foot from Santa Maria Novella.
The airport is about five kilometers from Santa Maria Novella Central Station, from which numerous high-speed trains operated by Italo and Trenitalia transit. In just over an hour, you can go through the Florence-Rome route and the Florence-Pisa route. Milan can be reached in an hour and forty minutes, Venice in two hours and twenty, Bologna in just 35 minutes.
There are several ways to get to the airport. Starting from the center of Florence, the T2 tram connection is active with a frequency between one run and the other of a few minutes and active from the early hours of the morning until late in the evening. It is possible to consult the timetable, route and frequency of the service on the GEST company website.
Another way to reach Florence airport by public transport is the "Vola in Bus" bus service operated by Santa Maria Novella station and vice versa. The connection is made every 30 minutes 7 days a week. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes. The taxi service to Florence airport operates from different areas of the city and has a supplement of € 2.70. Leaving from the center of Florence to the airport, it takes about 15 minutes by taxi.
Florence airport is easily accessible by car along Viale Alessandro Guidoni to the highway junction for the A1 Firenze Nord and the A1 Firenze Mare. In the Florence airport departures area there are numerous low-cost car parks, by booking with MyParking you can enjoy parking with Shuttle service that will take you directly to the departures area. Some car parks in Florence offer the convenient Car Valet service, where a car park attendant takes charge of your vehicle directly at the airport, so you won't waste even a minute in parking and luggage transport operations at the airport. Upon your return, the valet will be there waiting for you, returning the car directly to the arrivals area of Florence Peretola airport.
Parking in Florence is not always easy to find, if you then look for free parking in Florence, the difficulties increase. The best solution to park in Florence airport by spending as little as possible is to contact websites dedicated to parking reservations like MyParking. Thanks to these portals you can check and compare all the Florence Airport car parks and choose the one that best suits your needs.
The most convenient and safe Florence airport car park is generally the one best reviewed by its customers, which is why MyParking is keen to insert customer ratings in the parking areas they reserve.
In addition to an overall score on a scale of one to ten, the car parks in Florence Airport are evaluated on the basis of: staff organization, value for money, ease of access, quality of the structure and efficiency of the shuttle service. So if you are wondering where to park in Florence near the airport, consult MyParking and choose your ideal parking space. Many parking areas are located in the neighboring Via Allori, Viale XI agosto and Via di Carraia, to access the car parks located in the immediate vicinity of the departure area of the Amerigo Vespucci airport, you can consult the map available on MyParking’s website.