Visit Florence - Best of Florence
Florence is a marriage of romance and art. The city of dazzling history, daunting structures and around 80 museums, Florence is something you just can’t get enough of. Its churches San Miniato al Monte, San Lorenzo, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Trinita, the Brancacci Chapel at Santa Maria della Carmine, Santa Croce, Santo Spirito, SS Annunziata, Ognissanti constitute to be some of the finest in the world adding to the stunning skyline of the city (check Florence tours available for these amazing architectures.
One of the most important cities of Europe, from the 1300’s to the end of 1500’s, Florence is where money was reinvented in the form of golden florins. A chief financer for the English kings for the hundred years of their war, Florence was also responsible to the industrial development of entire Europe, from Bruges to Britain and Lyon and Hungary. The birthplace of opera and the Italian Renaissance where pioneers like Dante, Petrach and Boccaccio were discovered is what the city is all about. The city has given the world many talented people like Filippo Brunelleschi and Leon Batist'Alberti who invented Renaissance and neoclassical architecture, forever changing the face of cities all over Europe. With more than 80 museums, art galleries, churches and much more the city is a must visit for any traveller .With great places to walk and explore the city, it is no wonder that Florence is the favourite city of so many people all over the world.
So visit the place and indulge in the art and music scene of the destination and be one with Italy. Do try the cuisine here as Italian cuisine is considered one of the finest ones. There are lots of night clubs and pubs that can be enjoyed in the destination and hence makes it the picture perfect destination.
Travel to Florence, soak your soul in its sparkling beauty and you’ll be proud of planning this sojourn!
Florence Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Florence tips for your visit
- Time Zone: UTC +1
- Currency: Euro
- Electricity and Internet: 230V, 50Hz (European or Italian plug)
- Languages: Italian is the primary language. French, Spanish and English are spoken.
- Police Phone: 113
- Medical emergency service Phone: 118
- Lost and found: 055 328 3942 - 328 3943
- Tipping is generally not expected. Although, if your cab driver helps you carry the luggage, he will expect a modest tip.
- The city is pretty safe but still a little precaution does not hurt as there are some Pick-pocketing cases in the region. Especially if you are using the public transport, be careful about your belongings.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes to explore the city.
- Suggested to check the availability of some awesome and popular Florence tours before you go for booking.
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Travel to Florence- Know before you go to Florence
Facts and Stats for Florence*
Pollution Statistics in Florence
Know the pollution level of Florence before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 52.78 (Moderate)
Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.17 (Low)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 52.08 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 43.33 (Moderate)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 29.17 (Low)
Florence: Crime and Safety
How safe is Florence for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Florence.
Burglary and Theft 39.71 (Low)
Mugging and Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
Assault and Armed Robbery 26.47 (Low)
Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
Car Stealing 27.94 (Low)
Robbery of Car belongings 43.94 (Moderate)
Attacks 30.88 (Low)
Drug offense 44.12 (Moderate)
Safety walking alone during daylight 82.35 (Very High)
Safety walking alone during night 58.82 (Moderate)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 29.41 (Low)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.03 (Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 44.85 (Moderate)
Living in Florence - Quality of Life
Quality of Life Index of Florence is 142.74 (High)
Safety Index 62.61 (High)
Climate Index 92.45 (Very High)
Pollution Index 52.58 (Moderate)
Traffic Commute Time Index 34.3 (Low)
Cost of Living Index 83.91 (Moderate)
Health Care Index 65.07 (High)
Property Price to Income Ratio 14.37 (High)
Purchasing Power Index 73.87 (Moderate)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Florence
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Florence
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
International Movie per seat 9.81 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 40.27 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 116.22 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 116.48 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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