Getting around Florence

Once you are in Florence, the train station and many hotels and tourist points around town have maps and other resources for visitors. The city does not have an underground system, but buses run frequently, and the city is small enough to walk around.

Public bus system: You can plan your route and check bus times at Tickets are available via SMS (text ATAF to 488 0105), at tabacchi stands and at select coffee bars around town where the ATAF symbol is displayed on a sticker on the window or door. You must validate all tickets upon boarding the bus.

The city center is walkable, but streets are narrow and often contain stretches of uneven pavement that may complicate matters for participants with reduced mobility. Information about wheelchair accessibility in Florence is available here.

The following useful numbers and contacts may also come in handy during your trip.

055/4390 – 055/4242 – 055/4798 – 055/4499

Local Bus Line-ATAF
ATAF & LINEA Hotline 800/424500
From a mobile 199/104245

Tourist Services
Province of Florence Tourist Information 055/290832
Tuscan Region 800/860070

Urgent Services
Medical emergency 118
General emergency 112 (Carabinieri)

Hospitals and Medical Resources
Careggi Hospital: 055/794111
Hospital of S. M. Nuova 055/27581
Children’s Hospital 055/56621
New Hospital S.G. di Dio 055/71921
S. M. Annunziata Hospital 055/24961

Tourist medical service
In Vicolo Adimari 1 without appointment; switchboard 848/812221

24 hour pharmacies
Pharmacy Comunale 055/216761 Piazza Stazione (Railway station)
Pharmacy Molteni 055/289490 Via Calzaiuoli
Pharmacy All’Insegna del Moro 055/211343 Piazza San Giovanni, 20 r.