Car Hire in Florence
Car hire in Florence
Florence is famous throughout the world for its art, its people, its history and the magical atmosphere that every visitor is welcomed with. Crossed by the Arno River, the city is located in a stunning setting at the centre of a natural basin surrounded by gentle hills. Its historic centre contains important monuments and it has been recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1982.
A short trip can provide an initial impression of the city, but to fully appreciate the area it is recommended to take you Avis car rental into the countryside surrounding Florence.
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Getting to, from and around FlorenceFlorence is indisputably the most famous Tuscan city in the world. Every year millions of people arrive in the "cradle of the Renaissance", visit the museums of the city, stroll through its streets admiring monuments, churches, palaces and places of interest.
Tuscany, a geographically diverse region, composed of hills, plains, mountain massifs, islands and the sea, offers a very rich territory of traditions and culture.
Driving around Tuscany is a perfect way to savour the atmosphere of a unique land, with a strong identity, which attracts tourists from all over the world.
The best way to get around by car is to avoid highways, but enjoy the scenery on country and provincial roads. The main ones are the FI-PI-LI (which connects Florence, Pisa, Livorno), the SS2 (road with 2 lanes) and the Florence-Siena (road with 4 lanes, which continues even after Siena).
ZTL - Florence's Limited Traffic ZoneThe historic center is a "Zona a traffico Limitato" or Limited Traffic Zone. It not accessible to vehicles from Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm and Saturday from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm. The timetable is susceptible to extensive changes in some periods of the year. Our office and the adjacent garage in which to park our cars are located in Via Borgognissanti 96, outside the restricted traffic area. Our customers can return the car without entering the ZTL from three different directions:
- Ponte Vespucci arriving from the South (Siena);
- via Il Prato arriving from the North and North West (Pisa and Lucca);
- via Santa Caterina da Siena and Via dell'Albero coming from the Central Station of Santa Maria Novella.