Essential Information about Florence

Florence is the capital of one of Italy's most beautiful regions, Tuscany. The city is considered to be the home of the modern Italian language and one of the country's most important educational centres. Famous for being the centre of artistic, literary, and scientific investigation during the Renaissance, Florence's historical centre was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city has much to offer the visitor; delicious Tuscan cuisine, beautiful architecture and some very famous sights, such as the impressive Duomo (Cathedral), the Uffizi Gallery and the picturesque Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge).

Useful Telephone Numbers in Florence

Country Dialling Code +39
City Dialling Code 055
Police 113
Carabinieri 112
Fire Brigade 115
First Aid 118

Transportation Information for Florence – Official Websites

ATAF – Florence's General Transport Provider
Trenitalia – Italy's Train Network Provider
Florence Airport (Amerigo Vespucci) – Flight Information

Consulates in Florence

British Consulate +39055 284 133
South African Consulate +39055 281 863
United States of America Consulate +390552398276
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Information about Florence and Useful Contact Numbers