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Florence (Italy) Airport- Quick Guide 

Posted on 25 Jan, 2024 at 02:04 am - by

Florence Peretola Airport, widely known as Amerigo Vespucci Airport, is the main Florence international airport. Florence Airport is small and serves up to 300,000/month, but still, it is the 2nd busiest Tuscan airport. Due to the size, it is convenient to navigate this airport. We have compiled a guide for you to explore the airport easily during your extended flight. 

 

Airlines Operated:

  • Air Berlin
  • Air France (CityJet)
  • Air France (Brit Air)
  • Austrian Airlines (Tyrolean Airways)
  • Alitalia
  • Brussels Airlines
  • Belle Air
  • Czech Airlines
  • CityJet
  • Carpatair
  • Darwin Airline
  • Lufthansa Regional (Lufthansa CityLine)
  • Lufthansa Regional (Air Dolomiti)
  • Meridiana Fly
  • Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss European Air Lines)
  • Niki
  • Vueling
  • Volotea

 

Location and Parking 

Florence airport is located 5 miles from the city center, in the northwest direction. If you want to fly to other parts of Tuscany, then the airport caters to that as well. Travel to Sienna (50 miles away) or Cinque Terere 110 miles away. The Florence Italy Airport is also situated 10 kilometers northwest of Florence’s Historic Core. The airport has facilities for both long-term and short-term parking lots that are just a few steps away from the terminal. In the short-term parking lot, the rates vary from complimentary 10 minutes and then 30 minutes. The long-term parking is available for 4 hours to 24 hours. 

 

Transportation Modes 

It is advisable to travel to Airport Florence according to your own feasibility, whether it be by car, by tram, by bus, by taxi, or by your own private means. If you are traveling by car then it will take about 20 minutes from the city center to the airport. Cars can also be rented out at the Florence airport desks, just outside the airport terminal. Various car rentals at Florence Italy Airport are situated at Palagio degli Spini, which can be accessed via the free-of-cost 10-minute shuttle bus from Peretola arrivals. For those who opt to travel via bus, then hop on the Volainbus shuttle service which runs from Florence airport to Florence train station and back. Traveling by taxi is probably the easiest way to get around the city center from Florence airport and back. The taxi ride usually takes about 15 to 25 minutes. If the above-mentioned ways don't suit you, then opt for a private transfer, whether you’re landing in the city or departing, the professional driver will patiently be at your disposal. The private vehicles are air-conditioned and up-to-date to ensure a smooth ride. 

 

Eating and Drinking Facilities

Though the airport is small, it has excellent eating and drinking facilities. There are two casual eateries situated in the arrival hall.  Both offer explicit Italian cuisine, yet different from each other, with a fully decked cafeteria, which also serves tempting delicacies and warm counter services. Lay back and relax in the cafeteria-style restaurant which is located in the departure hall. If you are craving wine, then head to the wine bar situated right after the security checkpoint. 

 

Shopping  

Florence Airport along with eating options has an array of options for shopping to help you with the last-minute shopping before departure or landing. The shops offer quality products originally from Italy and exclusive Florentine Leather goods and fashion items. 

In summary, the experience of utilizing Florence Italy Airport extends far beyond the mere act of boarding and disembarking aircraft. Amenities such as a plethora of bars and restaurants, a VIP lounge, and an array of upscale boutiques and stores enrich the travel experience. Moreover, the airport's proximity to several high-end hotels ensures a smooth transition for travelers from the terminal to comfortable accommodations.

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