A must-see destination for art and history lovers, Florence features art treasures and fascinating buildings.
Trains in Florence are 30% cheaper than in Paris.
A meal in Florence costs roughly the same as in Paris.
A taxi fare in Florence is 20% cheaper than in Paris.
Coffee in Florence is 61% cheaper than in Paris.
Charles de Gaulle is the largest airport serving the city of Paris and it is one of the busiest airports in Europe; it is located about 23km northeast of the city centre. Charles de Gaulle Airport consists of three main terminals, and features exclusive facilities and amenities. Orly Airport is the second busiest airport in Paris, which majorly handles domestic and European flights. The airport has two terminals with excellent services. The two airports offer several direct flights from Paris to Florence; and several connecting flights via Geneva, Lyon, Zurich, Frankfurt, Brussels, Munich and Amsterdam. Major airlines such as Air France, Swiss, Vueling, Lufthansa, KLM and Brussels Airlines operate from the airports.
There are several ways to reach Paris airports from the city centre. By bus, you can reach Orly Airport via Orlybus, the RATP bus service, which connects the airport to the city centre. The Orlybus terminal is located at the RER and Metro stations in Denfert Rochereau. You can take the RER B trains from city to Paris-Charles de Gaulle stations – Aéroport 1 and 2.
You can take the LE Bus Direct from the city centre – Porte Maillot, Eiffel Tower, Étoile and Trocadéro to Charles de Gaulle Airport. The Roissybus shuttle also connects the city centre – Opéra station to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Taxis are the easiest mode of transport from the city.
Florence is teeming with renaissance history, wonderful architecture and a wide variety of restaurants. The city features the major treasures of the Renaissance, which are scattered around the city such as the Duomo, Florence Baptistery and Filippo Brunelleschi's cathedral. The major tourist attractions in the city include Santa Maria Novella, the Medici Chapels, the Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, the Accademia, Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce.
Visit the Michelangelo Gardens for an opportunity to snap a timeless photo of the city's domes and roofs. Most of the renaissance churches in Florence also stand as museums, like the Basilica of Santa Croce. A trip to Florence wouldn't be complete without visiting the shopping districts.
You can get to Florence by flying into Florence Airport or Pisa Airport. Florence Airport is located about 4km from the city centre and you can easily reach the city centre by taxi or bus. The Busitalia SITA Nord "Vola in Bus" bus shuttle connects the airport to Santa Maria Novella's central railway station. The Pisa Airport is Tuscany's second airport and the journey from the airport to Florence is straightforward. From Pisa Airport, you can take the Terravision bus to Florence, the journey takes an average time of about an hour. You can also take a train from the Centrale station in Pisa to Florence.