On foot or by bicycle

Florence is a very scalable city and the best way to get around the center is by walking! You can be anywhere within twenty minutes. Another good alternative is by bicycle: you can buy one (advised to choose one that is not too flashy), and download the map of the cycle paths HERE!

Bike Sharing with Mobike

If you prefer, you can take advantage of the bicycles in the City Bike Sharing service. The service does not contain stations for the collection and return of bikes, you simply download the app on your smartphone to locate and book the bike and, once you reach your destination, you can leave the bike in the nearest rack.

Bus and Tram

Urban transport is managed by the ATAF bus service and the Tramvia: the T1 Leonardo line connects Scandicci to the Santa Maria Novella station and the Careggi hospital, and the T2 Vespucci line connects Piazza dell’Unità to Peretola Airport. Discover prices and tickets in our dedicated section. Students of the University of Florence and holders of the Student Card can use public transport for free.

Driving license for non-EU citizens

Foreigners with a non-EU driving license can move around in Italy for a maximum of one year as long as they have a complete and official translation along with the license. After this period of time, to continue driving vehicles in Italian territory it is required to convert to an Italian license.

Info and Rules

All the info on how to get around the city (bicycle, public transport, taxi, car, hire a driver) can be found on Destination Florence and on the official tourism website of the Municipality of Florence where you will find all the rules for getting around Florence.