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The Toscana Region of Italy

Travel by Air:

Toscana has two international airports, the Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa and Amerigo Vespucci Airport, also known as

Peretola, in Florence. Located only 80 km apart, the Pisa airport is the larger of the two airports.... Both airports handle flights to major European cities. Pisa handles the bulk of European scheduled flights so it might be easier to find flights into Pisa.

 

Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR) offers travelers to Florence, Italy a good selection of ground transportation and travel options to suit every passengers' needs in Italy. Serving Florence and the surrounding area of Italy, ground travel and transport facilities at Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR) include regular buses and taxi services.

One of the main airports within Italy's famous Tuscany region, the Pisa's Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) lies directly east of the historic Marina di Pisa village. The airport is also close to the Litorale Pisano forest and the area of Tirrenia, where many tourists head during the summer months for sand, sea and nightlife.

Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) in Italy is roughly 2 km / 1 mile to the south of Pisa city center and lies within the San Giusto district. Currently 20 regular

airlines service this facility, with the most important including the budget carriers of Jet2.com, EasyJet, Ryanair and Delta, which offers seasonal flights to New York.

Travel between these airports is relatively simple by bus from Amerigo Vespucci airport in Firenze to Galileo Galilei airport in Pisa and buses stop also at the Santa Maria Novella Station in the center of Firenze. For time schedules, costs and tickets purchase can be made online at http://www.terravision.eu.

Santa Maria Novella Train Station

Florence is on the principal Italian train route between most European capitals and Rome, and within Italy it is served frequently from Milan, Venice, and Rome by Intercity (IC) and nonstop Eurostar trains and Frecciarossa trains with a million passengers a month run on the high speed line connecting Turin to Salerno, Northern to Southern Italy.

 

 

Santa Maria Novella station (upper left) represents one of the most important architectural breakthroughs.
Florence’s first railway station, “Leopolda”, was built in 1844 designed by Robert Stephenson, son of the railway inventor, also being one of Italy’s first, placed outside city walls. The second station was constructed 4 years later, called “Maria Antonia”, it was the first station inside city walls, an important novelty for the time. Of both stations no trace remains today. With the agreement reached between the city council and FS for the construction of the new station, the national architecture contest was set in 1932 for the assignment of works on the travelers building, won by the Toscano group, led by architect Giovanni Michelucci comprising architects Baroni, Berardi, Gamberini, Guarnieri and Lusanna. The new station was opened on October 30th 1935. A great atrium covered by the characteristic glass cascade and a central gallery anticipating in its functions the one found in Rome. .
The new station was built outside Santa Maria Novella church, from which it takes its name. Its a masterpiece of rationalism and one of the most important landmarks in Italy’s modern architecture.

 

Since February 14th 2010 Florence has a new mode of transportation called the Tramvia, which – due to empty construction sites – took about 10 years to be built. The new Florence tramway system is a faster and more regular system of transportation with less environment impact. Florence Tramway System, integrated with the railway and bus system, represents a new mobility concept where public transport is going to be the leader.
The Tramvia connects the city of Florence with Scandicci, one of the biggest suburbs of Florence located about 6 km southwest of the city. The line itself, called the T1, is 7,4 km long and has 14 different stops. Only one month after its opening in February it was already used by an average of 30.000 travelers a day.

 

The Tramvia has three lines that go across Firenze:

  • First Line (red): Firenze S.M.N – Scandicci [7,5 km and 14 stops]
  • Second Line (green): Peretola – Piazza della Libertà [9 km and 19 stops]
  • Third Line (blue): Careggi – Viale Strozzi [4,5 km and 9 stops]

 

A normal ticket, valid for 90 minutes, costs €1,20 if you buy them in advance. They can also be purchased aboard, but for the price of €2,00. In accordance with the length of your stay it is also possible to buy tickets that are valid for 24 hours, 3 days or a month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Amerigo Vespucci Airport,Firenze


Galileo Galilei Airport in Pisa
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