YOUR FLORENCE EXPERIENCE

FINE ARTS AND CULTURE ACADEMY

Useful Websites

Accommodation
www.apartmentsflorence.it
www.holidayinflorenceitaly.com
www.florencemylove.com
www.florentineflats.com
www.housinganywhere.com
www.florence-accommodation.com
www.firenzealbergo.it
www.easystanza.it
www.get-comfortable.com
www.accommodationinflorence.it
www.madametina.it

Travel
www.letsgo.com
www.ricksteves.com
www.lonelyplanet.com/
www.timeout.com
www.anticosoleitaly.com
www.florenceguides.com/tourinfo.htm
www.ibikeitaly.com

Generic websites where you can find useful information about Florence
www.firenze-online.com
www.firenzespecial.it
www.firenzeturismo.it
www.florenceitaly.net
www.thais.it/citta_italiane/firenze/mappa/pag_01
www.firenze.net
www.florenceforfun.org
www.studentsville.it
www.yourwaytoflorence.com
www.international-schoolfriends.com
www.theflorentine.net
www.angloinfo.com
www.aboutflorence.com

Museums
www.firenzecard.it
The Firenze Card costs 50 euros and is valid for 72 hours, allows you to enter all major museums in Florence, including the Uffizi, the Accademia, Pitti, and Palazzo Vecchio and gives you free access to all public bus and tram transportation.
www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/
Info about all the state museums in Florence (Uffizi Gallery, Accademia Gallery, The Pitti Palace, the Medici Chapels, etc.)
http://en.comune.firenze.it/quick_links/museums.htm
Info about museums mananged by the Florence Town Hall (Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Maria Novella, Marino Marini Museum, Cappella Brancacci, etc.)
http://www.amicidegliuffizi.it/en_home.aspx
Special card for students under 26 years of ageAmici degli Uffizi (Friends of the Uffizi), free entrance for a year to all State-owned museums and galleries for 40 euros.
http://www.firenzeturismo.it/en/find/museums.html
Hours and tickets for all museums.
www.alinari.com
Fratelli Alinari, Photography Museum.

Practical information
Florence Bus System www.ataf.net
Hostels www.iyhf.org
Trains  www.trenitalia.com
A guide to travel by train in Europe www.raileuropa.com
Student travel worldwide www.counciltravel.com
How and where to park your car in Florence www.firenzeparcheggi.it
The official website of the city of Florence www.comune.fi.it
Taxi www.socota.it   - www.4390.it
International Student Identity Card  www.isic.org

The procedures for obtaining a visa for Italy
www.esteri.it/visti/index_eng.asp

The websites of the airports where you will also find all the airlines that have flights to Florence or on nearby airports

Florence
www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en
www.aeroporto.firenze.it/en/passengers/flights/airlines.html
Pisa
www.pisa-airport.com
www.pisa-airport.com/index.php?lang=_en&id_sect=102
Bologna
www.bologna-airport.it/it/
www.bologna-airport.it/it/voli/compagnie-aeree/?IdFolder=1027&LN=IT

Shuttle from Bologna Airport to Florence city centre
www.appeninoshuttle.it

Meeting places for foreign students
Students can meet other students from Italy and elsewhere in the Casa della Creatività, a meeting point/study area/cafeteria for university students. There you can find also an office run by the City Hall called Informagiovani, which keeps students up-to-date on the latest happenings and opportunities in Florence:

Vicolo Santa Maria Maggiore 1
Tel. 055 218310
www.portalegiovani.it
Free Wi-Fi. Open: Monday-Friday, 6 pm - midnight

 

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