VALUABLE CONTACTS & RESOURCES

GENERAL VISITOR INFO

Florence Tourist Bureau – General information about local events

ART & CULTURE

Museum Card – Applicable for most city museums
Friends of the Uffizi Gallery – For individual and family admissions
State Museums of Florence – Information, exhibits and hours
Civic Museums of Florence
Opera di Firenze – Maggio Musicale – Opera, concert and ballet – Calendar and booking information
Opera at St. Marks Anglican Church
Teatro Verdi – Calendar of events and booking information
Teatro della Pergola – Calendar of events and booking information
Cinema Odeon – English and international cinema – program
Teatro OBI Hall – Concerts and events
Città Nascosto – Association for special tours
Amici della Musica – Friends of Music – Program and booking information

PRIVATE MUSEUMS

Horne Museum – Private collection
Bardini Museum – Private collection
Gallery Palazzo Strozzi
Salvatore Ferragamo Museum
Stibbert Museum
Bellini Gallery – museum and gallery
Casa Siverio – Private Home – The “James Bond” of Italian Art

GOVERNMENT MATTERS

Entry Italian Visas
Florence Chamber of Commerce
Florence City Council
Florence and Tuscany Health Care ASL – Useful information, in English
Italian Foreign Affairs
Italian Postal Service
Residence Permit
State Police

SCHOOLS IN GENERAL

Language School for Foreigners – University of Florence, Cultural Centre for Foreigners
International School of Florence – Kindergarten through High School
French School – Nursery through High School
Italian School Sacro Cuore – Kindergarten through High School

COOKING SCHOOLS

MaMa Florence
Cucine con Vista
Cordon Bleu
Divina Cucina

BOOKS & NEWSPAPERS

Paperback Exchange – Buy and sell new and used books
Feltrinelli International book store
Local English Newsletter
The Tuscan Magazine – Guide in English to Tuscan life
The Florence Newspaper – Local English paper
Tuscany and Chianti News – in English
Pitcher & Flaccomio Newsletter

ITALIAN NEWSPAPERS

Corriere Fiorentino – Local information in Italian
Corriere Della Sera – Politically centre
La Repubblica Firenze – Politically left wing
La Nazione – Politically right wing
Il Fatto Quotidiano – Politically left wing

PLACES OF WORSHIP

St. James – Episcopal
St. Marks English Church
Methodist Church
Synagogue
Catholic Services at the Duomo of Florence

CHARITY ORGANISATIONS

Florence Volunteers – General information
Cancer Society – L.I.L.T. Florence
Red Cross
Corri La Vita – Walk/Marathon for breast cancer
Friends of Florence – Supporting restoration work
Friends of Dogs and Cats

CLUBS FOR FORIEGNERS

AILO – American International League
Moms 4 Moms Network
Women’s International Network

TRANSPORTATION

Highway Information – Includingtravel planning assistance
Driving in Florence – General information

BUS SERVICES

Florence bus service – ATAF
Tourist Local Bus pass
Airport Transfer – Pisa International Airport and Florence
SULGA Bus service for Lucca, Versilia, Viareggio
LAZZI Bus service for Siena, San Gimignano
SITABUS – out of Florence service
Red Tourist bus – for sightseeing

TRAIN TRAVEL

Trenitalia – Italian train schedules and booking services

AIR TRAVEL

Florence Airport (FLR) – Amerigo Vespucci (Peretola)
Pisa International Airport (PSA) – Galileo Galilei
Easy Jet – Flights from Pisa
Ryan Air – Flights from Pisa
Etihad Regional – Flights from Florence
Vueling – low cost flights from Florence

CAR RENTALS

Hertz
Avis
Maggiore
Budget
Car Share – Membership, not in English
Car sharing – car 2 go

TAXI/LIMO SERVICES

Taxi
Taxi Mover
Limousine Services – with or without guides
Limousine Services – with min. vans

PARKING

General information

WEATHER REPORT

In centigrade or fahrenheit

SUPERMARKETS

Carrefour
Conad
Coop
Esselunga – for home deliveries
Pegna – Specialty market

MARKETS OF FLORENCE

All the markets of Florence – general information

SPORTS AND FITNESS

General information on all sport activities
Golf
Tennis club in Florence
Tennis school
Swimming pools in Florence
Yoga – Centre in Florence
Rowing club in Florence
Horse riding club

BICYCLES & SEGWAY

Bikes
Segway Tours

TELEPHONE

White Pages
Yellow Pages
Mobile Phones
Calling cards

UTILITIES

ENEL – National Electric company
Edison – Gas and Electric
Green Energy – Natio
Toscana Energia
Gas company