Featured City | Florence Guide & Information
It is difficult not to fall in love with the beautiful city of Florence, Italy - declared a UNESCO heritage site. As you drive your rent-a-car vehicle through the streets of the historical city, you are treated to an exhibit of some of the world's most renowned artistic landmarks - the Duomo di Firenze, Basilica di San Lorenzo and Uffizi Palace. Park your Florence rental car on designated parking lots and stroll the very same streets that the legendary artists Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci walked on. Let the sunshine in and bring down the windows of your car hire and admire the fashionable locals in their stylish Gucci and Ferragamo threads. Florence is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages.
Places to See
You'll definitely make the most of your Florence car rental as you will not be locking yourself up in your hotel room, but will be feasting your eyes on majestic works of art - museums, churches and monuments. The Duomo di Firenze is the most distinguished architectural wonder of Florence. The cathedral was a collaboration of history's important artists, such as Filippo Brunelleschi (dome), Giorgo Vasari and Frederico Zuccari (dome paintings) and Giotto di Bondon (bell tower). The Cathedral houses the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, which exhibits sculptures, relics, religious paintings and original parts of the baptistery. Other sights that should not be missed are Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio, Orsanmichele and Loggia dei Lanzi. Before you book your flight, hotel and Florence car rental, you might want to clear your schedule for March 25, as it is one of the best times to visit Florence. March 25 marks the Florentine New Year, where tourists celebrate with the locals as they usher in spring and commemorate the Annunciation, when Angel Gabriel announced to the Virgin Mary that she will give birth to the Son of God. This festive day is marked by heavenly Italian cuisine, musical performances and outdoor markets.
Going around Florence
Moving around Florence is easy. There are 5 tourist offices scattered all over the city, where travelers can get maps, plan out their itinerary and hop on their car hire to weave through one of the world's most exquisite cities. Maps indicate where rental car may be parked before heading to pedestrian-only zones. There are tour buses and city buses in Florence, but a car rental is a leisurely way of getting acquainted with Florence on your own pace.
From the Airport
The Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport connects Florence to the rest of Italy and Europe. Rent-a-car offices can be found in the premises, so you can conveniently get off the plane, stow your luggage in your Florence rental car and zoom along the Firenze Nord superhighway to be welcomed by the sprawling splendor of the city of Florence.
The nearby cities of Florence are a must-see as they offer sights that are as beautiful as Florence's. Leave your Florence car hire at the train station and buy a ticket to see the charming city of Pisa, home to the world-famous Leaning Tower. Even better, load up on food and drinks and take your Florence car rental on a road trip to the breathtaking Tuscany countryside that many people only see in postcards and movies, but often dream about.
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