The golden rule when collecting your car is to immediately check it over for any existing damage. If you find any, report it to the provider and make sure they have documented it, otherwise you could find yourself charged for it after you come home from holiday. You should also certify that you return the car with the same amount of fuel as when you picked it up, which will avoid being invoiced for the fuel at an inflated cost.
Know the road laws of your destination and follow them to the letter. At all times, be a responsible driver, exactly the same as you would at home – ie no drinking and driving, no talking on the phone while driving, and avoid driving while fatigued.
Seven car hire providers have desks at Florence Airport. You will find these on Via Palagio degli Spini, which can be reached from the airport via a free shuttle bus every 20 minutes. The bus stop is in the short term car park, just outside the terminal. While you can simply turn up and hire a car, it’ll save lots of time and money to book in advance online.
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The average price of unleaded petrol in Florence is €1.50 per litre. Using a medium-priced vehicle such as the Smart for Two, which gives 67 miles to the gallon, the approximate fuel cost per 10 miles would be €2.25.
|Basilica di San Miniato del Monte||11.4 km||27 minutes||https://goo.gl/RBLDwU||https://goo.gl/4K5tRI|
|Opera at St Mark’s English Church||9.5 km||26 minutes||https://goo.gl/RQI0rw||https://goo.gl/ypo3Dq|
|Galleria dell’Academia with Statue of David||6.7 km||20 minutes||https://goo.gl/1mVL4V||https://goo.gl/MHzkG7|
|Campanile Bell Tower||6.7 km||23 minutes||https://goo.gl/FlOJvg||https://goo.gl/s1TFgZ|
|Cathedral of Florence||6.4 km||23 minutes||https://goo.gl/loRSju||https://goo.gl/tJn7k8|
|Santa Croce||8.1 km||27 minutes||https://goo.gl/3Kq3LX||https://goo.gl/j3Bia2|
|Bargello Museum||7.3 km||26 minutes||https://goo.gl/l8djAQ||https://goo.gl/n2hgLp|
|Baptistry of St John||6.7 km||23 minutes||https://goo.gl/KAKta2||https://goo.gl/oqwkWS|
|Santa Maria Novella||6.2 km||20 minutes||https://goo.gl/X6DrP7||https://goo.gl/HQLJlR|
|Pitti Palace||9.5 km||25 minutes||https://goo.gl/doBL7n||https://goo.gl/yrwW5s|
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Certain documents need to be produced before you can drive your car away from Florence Airport. These include your driver’s licence (certain companies might require an International Driving Permit (IDP)), credit card, photo ID, and email confirmation of booking. Check the requirements for your individual provider to see if they need anything else.
You will usually get a basic level of cover with a hire car, such as a Collision Damage Waiver or Theft Cover. This is aimed to protect you in case of an accident, but it would still fall to you to pay an excess which could be hefty. You could purchase some excess insurance directly from the provider, but a cheaper option is invariably to go with an outside provider such as insurance4carhire.com. This would also insure you for such aspects as the tyres, undercarriage and windscreen.
Florence Airport, Peretola is Tuscany’s second largest airport after Pisa. The airport is modestly sized, with one runway and two terminals for arrivals and departures. It lies 5km north-west of the centre of Pisa. In 2013, it handled 2 million passengers (up 7% from the previous year). Car hire providers will assist you with selecting a vehicle to take you into the city or into the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Additionally, a bus runs to the city centre every half hour. The airport has a history stretching back over a century, with the first airfield in the Florence area opening at Campo di Marte in 1910. After housing development around the field, the airport was moved to its current location in the early thirties, with the first runway built in 1938-39. During the 1990s, the new terminals were constructed, and the runway extended, with further improvements in 2006. There are three cafes and restaurants, 11 shops, a currency exchange, and bank.
A tourist information point is found in the arrivals area. This can provide maps of the city and surrounding area, literature on attractions, and other information. Their number is +39 055 315 874. You can get flight information on +39 055 306 130 0
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