Mia Cara/Archi Rossi Hostel

Via Faenza 58, Florence, Italy
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Travelling from Florence to Sorrento

by JMO1

We hope to travel from Florence to Sorrento on Sunday 9th August. Is this possible or is transport limited on Sundays?

Re: Travelling from Florence to Sorrento

by cgf

the transport is not limited on Sunday.
You could take a fast train from Florence to Naples and from there "circumvesuviana" (a train) from Naples to Sorrento.

Re: Travelling from Florence to Sorrento

by leics

It will not be diffciult.

www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html will give you train times, details and fares for Florence>Naples.

You'll arrive at Napli Centrale. Go down one level, and then take the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento.

Timetables here:

http://www.vesuviana.it/Reteeorari/Ferrovia/Orario
Click 'Linea Napoli Sorrento'.

Times and fares for both may change before August, but probably not by much.

You do not need to buy your tickets online in advance. Florence SM Novella station (like all big Italian stations) has excellent ticket machines with English language options. You will not be able to buy a through ticket though:you'll have to get the Naples>Sorrento ticket when you arrive at Napoli Centrale (no problem whatsoever in doing this).

Remember to validate (date-stamp) your tickets beore boarding, using the yellow machineson the platform. There is a 50 euro on-the-spot fine if you do not (and plenty of guards to check).

Re: Travelling from Florence to Sorrento

by scanos

Hi,
There is a good railway timetable on Sundays - check www.sncf.fr - From Sorrento you take the circumvesuviena to Naples and then Eurostar Naples - Florence.

Re: Travelling from Florence to Sorrento

by scanos

sorry website is trenitalia.it

Re: Travelling from Florence to Sorrento

by footstool

Hi J! [no chitchat]

Re: Travelling from Florence to Sorrento

by leics

:-)

Travel Tips for Florence

Changing/Getting Money

by Donna_in_India

You will usually get a better rate of exchange at a bank than at a bureau de change. Be careful of bureaus de change that offer "no commission" ; it usually means that the exchange rate will be higher. There may also be a fee for changing traveller's cheques.

There are ATMs located around the city and these usually have the best echange rates but you should check with your bank to see if there are any international or additional fees. They can really add up! You should have no problem using a 4 digit or 6 digit pin. It may be a good idea to let your bank know that you will be travelling internationally so your card doesn't get temporarily blocked.

We learned that our hotel...

by Murphtique

We learned that our hotel could make a quick
phone call to the major museums, the Uffizi and
the Academy etc., to make a reservation for us.
We just said what day and time we wanted to go
and for just 2 euros extra each, were able to get
a reservation number and avoid a wait in a long
line. We didn't feel confident booking early online
and knew better when we wanted to go to each
museum once we arrived. Most likely all hotels
should be able to make reservations for you too.

Art Nouveau in Florence

by fgfi

In florence there are many examples of Art Nouveau style (called Liberty Style in Italy).

In the pictures you can see a very interesting building located in Borgo Ognissanti 58/r. I'ts a "gallery-house" , now a furniture shop, in a pure Art Nouveau style, enclosed by two older buildings. The facade was designed in 1911 by the Florentine Giovanni Michelazzi, one of the most relevant Italian exponents of the Art Deco style (an evolution of Art Nouveau style).

Some other examples of Art Nouveau Architecture in Florence:

- Villino Broggi Caraceni Via S.Ammirato, 99
- Villino Baroncelli Via Duprè, 75
- Villino Galeotti-Flori Via XX Settembre, 72
- Villino Fiaschi Via Monti, 12
- Villino Ciuti Via della Robbia, 74

Florence By Foot

by SullyBiz

Florence is by far one of the most walkable cities I have ever been in. I had no problem getting everywhere I wanted to go by foot. But it is a lot of walking. I did most of the churches in one day. I walked to and through the the Uffizi and the Galleria dell'Accademia for hours. I walked to the the Boboli Gardens where you can endlessly walk and explore. I walked through the market, to dinner, from the train station, and from bar to bar each night.

You can absolutely walk everywhere. My friend took a cab home one night from the bar only to be charged 10 euro to be driven 2 streets away. Don't get tricked. And I felt very safe walking with my friends at night.

Very local Pizzeria

by Arie-NL about La Ghiotta

In Florence restaurants in the touristic centre are crowded with (of course) tourists.
If you want to eat in a more local atmosphere and basic Pizzeria then go to La Ghiotta !
We spend 4 days in Florence and dined here 3 times (and were sorry we didn't go the 4th occasion). The restaurant is lively and visited by mainly locals. On successively 2 days we saw a lot of the same local people. What more to say ? A good change you have to wait for a table, but it is worth while ! Good and big size pizza's (4 tot 6 euro) and nice pasta's (3 tot 5 euro).
White or red house-wine: 1 ltr for 4 euro !!!!!

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