Romantic Italy trip - Florence

It was an impromptu trip, my partner and I only decided to go and booked our flight ticket less than 2 weeks before departure. Therefore we didn't get to book the accommodation and train ticket at cheaper price. However, this didn't make the trip any less interesting. In fact, it was one of the most amazing holiday we've ever had!

Rome - Florence - Venice - Rome

Click here to read my post for Venice and Rome.

Getting into Florence

Florence has a airport, Amerigo Vespucci Airport, that serves flights from Italian cities and other parts of Europe. It is connected to some of Europe's major airports: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dussendorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, London Gatwick and City, Lussemburgo, Madrid, Marseille, Munich, Paris C. de Gaulle, Timisoara, Tirana, Zurich, Wien and the following Italian cities: Cagliari, Catania, Olbia, Rome Fiumicino. 

easiest way to get into Florence from Rome is probably by train. We landed Rome Fiumicino airport early in the morning and took Leonardo Airport Express to Rome Termini train station (the cost of the ticket is 14€ one way) before heading up to Florence. Frequent trains run between Rome Termini station and Florence Santa Maria Novella station and it takes only 90 mins. You can buy your train ticket from Trenitalia or ItaliaRail. Find out more about Leonardo Express here.

Yes, it's Florence! The most beautiful city in the world. 

I have circled most of the attractions in Florence city map below.


We stayed at Hotel Montreal which is a centrally located hotel. It's just 2 minutes away from the train station and 5 minutes away from the city center. There are many hotels in this area. Florence is a small town, you can walk to most major attractions. 

What to do in Florence?

Walk the Ponte Vecchio. There are many small shops sell jewelry and souvenir on the bridge.  

Piazza della Signoria.    

Church of Santa Maria Novella (Piazza Santa Maria Novella)

There are two important squares to see in Florence, Piazza dell Signoria and Piazza dell Duomo. It is big, it is beautiful and so worth the walk from the square.

We were amused by these interesting road signs.

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