Car hire at Florence Airport
Car Hire at Florence Airport
Florence Airport (FLR) is the international airport of Florence, the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany. It is also the second-busiest Tuscan airport, in terms of passengers after Pisa International Airport. The terminal itself sits just off the A11 Autostrada Firenze-Mare.
What I need to know
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There is no credit card fee and if your travel plans change then there’s no charge for cancelling your Florence Airport car hire. Additionally, customers also have 24/7 support so there’s always someone to personally handle your booking.
Where to pick up my car
At Florence Airport, car hire is straightforward with a wealth of companies operating straight out of the terminal. You should be able to spot the relevant provider’s booth or representatives almost immediately after you leave the luggage collection area.
Some providers operate a meet and greet service or a free shuttle bus to get you to your Florence Airport hire car.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
The city of Florence is just 11 km away and you can drive into the centre in well under half an hour. Here, you’ll find the magnificent Piazzale Michelangelo square, which promises jawdropping panoramic views of Florence at sunset. You could also check out Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria and the breathtaking Uffizi Gallery.
Nearby Florence Airport
Driving for about an hour west towards the coast brings you to Pisa with its famous leaning tower. Meanwhile, an hour to the north of Florence Airport is the down-to-earth and distinctly medieval Bologna with its buzzing Mercato di Mezzo, as well as stunning museums, architecture, piazzas and churches.
After getting to Bologna, you take the E35 into Milan. It’s a three-and-a-half hour drive in total but a chance to visit one of the world’s fashion capitals should be seized.
Alternatively, you could head south out of Florence Airport and end up in Rome - Italy’s capital.
Eating and drinking
Italy is famed for its pizza and pasta and for good reason. Nobody does pizza like the Italians and you’d be hard-pressed to experience better pasta anywhere else. In the same breath, Italian wine is phenomenal but one of the lesser known Italian delicacies worth trying is grappa, which is made from grapes during the second press after they’ve been juiced for wine.
Things to do
Booking one of the many wine tours is definitely recommended. You’ll get a first-hand education on how the Italians produce their world famous wine and what really goes into it. There are usually plenty of tastings along the way too.
Similarly, cooking classes will show you how to put together pizza and pasta just like the Italians do.
You don’t need us to tell you how well-known the Leaning Tower of Pisa is, and considering you’ll be so close, it’s definitely worth dropping by.
Within Florence itself, you could visit Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Accademia Gallery and the romantic Basilica San Miniato al Monte.