FLORENCE CITYSIGHTSEEING Hop on - Hop off

Comfortable, interesting and fun. What are we talking about? The Florence City Sightseeing bus - the famous red double-decker tourist bus (city sightseeing Florence open top bus and also covered) - will take you to get to know the city. Three different lines allow you to reach the most charming places such as Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio and, since 2015, beautiful Fiesole, with the tried and tested city sightseeing Florence hop on hop off system with which you can get on and off from your heart's content in total freedom.

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City Sightseeing Florence 24 hours

The Ticket City Sightseeing Florence 24 hours is valid only on the Florence City Sightseeing buses and allows unlimited rides on all the three lines (A, B and C) for 24 hours, during the operating hours of the service. The lines A and B cover the entire historical centre and stop near the main points of interest.

REDUCED TICKET for children from 5 to 15 years.
FREE for children up to 4 years.

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City Sightseeing Florence 48 hours

The Ticket City Sightseeing Florence 24 hours is valid only on the Florence City Sightseeing buses and allows unlimited rides on all the three lines (A, B and C) for 24 hours, during the operating hours of the service. The lines A and B cover the entire historical centre and stop near the main points of interest.

REDUCED TICKET for children from 5 to 15 years.
FREE for children up to 4 years.

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City Sightseeing Florence 72 hours

The Ticket City Sightseeing Florence 72 hours is valid only on the Florence City Sightseeing buses and allows unlimited rides on all the three lines (A, B and C) for 72 hours, during the operating hours of the service. The lines A and B cover the entire historical centre and stop near the main points of interest.

REDUCED TICKET for children from 5 to 15 years.
FREE for children up to 4 years.

The interesting digital audio system with commentary in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Russian (included in the ticket price) will accompany you on the way by providing explanations on palaces, museums and monuments but also telling curiosities, local proverbs, real events, culinary curiosities and so many other things to help you learn about the most authentic side of this beautiful city.

 

WHY 'FLORENCE'?

Florence is a paradise for lovers of culture and art in fact, right here, there are wonderful works of art known and appreciated around the world. The Uffizi and the Accademia Galleries are the two most visited museums in Italy. The first houses famous masterpieces such as 'La Primavera' by Botticelli', 'The Venus of Urbino' by Titian, 'Annunciation' by Leonardo da Vinci and other paintings of the most important Italian artists of the caliber of Mantegna, Giotto, and Gentile da Fabriano, just to name a few.
The Accademia Gallery instead, is home to many works of Michelangelo - including the famous 'David' - the Museum of Musical Instruments, a valuable collection of Russian icons and other precious paintings of the Renaissance period.

 

 

 

Really amazing is also the Duomo complex, where you can admire the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, characterized by its white and green marble façade, the majestic dome by Brunelleschi and the Baptistery of St Giovanni.

The historic centre of Florence deserves to be visited in full: we are sure that the narrow streets of the medieval part of the city, the many ice cream shops, craft shops, the Ponte Vecchio and the rich boutiques of Via Tornabuoni, will remain in your heart!

Great news! The Red bus tour Florence is enriched by gleaming new buses to inaugurate the new route with the Fiesole bus. Fiesole is an ancient Etruscan town situated on a hill at the back of the Tuscan capital. In addition to offering a breathtaking view of Florence - thanks to its elevated position, Fiesole boasts a vast territory rich in monuments such as the Roman amphitheatre, the Cathedral and the Civic Museum - valuable evidence of its ancient past - and a large number of fascinating nature paths surrounded by green forests and hills. You should not miss the new tourist Fiesole bus to visit this fascinating place!

Aboard our Florence City Sightseeing Bus, you can enjoy all this in an even more exciting way: the plan discovered will see the city from a privileged perspective! In the hours of sunset, the red sun tinges the panorama ocher of colours and terracotta offering an unforgettable view...

 

...FLORENCE: THE TOURIST BUS AND THE LINES

Florence, but not only art! If you want to know more about this fantastic city from 360 degrees then we advise you to put aside your car and get on board a red bus: City Sightseeing of Florence: you can relax, enjoy the listening to the audio guide and get to your favourite destinations without any stress of being behind the wheel or finding a parking space.

The practical City Sightseeing of Florence hop on and hop off system allows you at your leisure to get on and off from Santa Maria Novella station and a few stops later, visit the centre and take the next bus to Fiesole, or switch from one line in total flexibility. What can be better than City sightseeing in Florence on an open top bus?

Florence rainy day activities will not be ruined when you use the City Sightseeing of Florence bus. The tour Florence City Sightseeing bus is the solution to your problems! Not only does it save you from having to walk for hours under an umbrella but, thanks to the useful audio guides it will help you to learn about the city while being covered by your comfortable bus. Visiting Florence in the rain has never been so easy with the bus tour in Florence, Italy!

The available lines will allow you to admire the historic centre of Florence, along the long Via San Domenico, get up to Fiesole and return to the city. Two of the Florence-city bus tours depart from Santa Maria Novella station, while the third begins its run from Piazzale Montelungo - about 900 metres from the station - after which each line will follow a different route but with a fewer stops where you can change your bus .

  • The tourist bus Florence route of Line A - available all year with 18 stops - takes about an hour: starting from the train station, it runs along the old town until it gets to Piazza Santa Croce and then crosses the Arno river, up to the picturesque Piazzale Michelangelo, where we suggest you to stop and admire the beautiful view of Florence from the terrace. The route then continues to the Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace and then reaches the stop 'Barbetti' stop, not far from Santa Maria Novella station terminal.
  • The bus tour Florence B line is also active all year round, departs from the station and has 24 stops: the first part of the route is around the historic centre of Florence and similar to the Line A, but the journey is performed in the opposite direction.
    As already mentioned, the itinerary of this bus tour Florence City Sightseeing was recently extended: the bus in fact will continue its run up to Fiesole – the picturesque town that absolutely deserves to be seen - and then return to the centre of Florence and end its run at Piazzale Montelungo, about 1 km from the train station. If you need to get out of the bustle of the city, this Florence red bus tour, which lasts about two hours and with 24 stops, is the one for you. You can sit at the edge of the Florence red bus tour and let yourself be guided through the quiet country roads, a real blessing for your body and mind!
  • The bus tour Florence hop on and hop off Line C, active from April to November with 24 stops, starts from Piazzale Montelungo, passes by the Santa Maria Novella station and about half-way, leaves the centre of Florence to head towards Fiesole, where there are 3 stops. After leaving Fiesole our Florence red bus tour continues its journey back to the historical centre, then crosses the Arno river and continue towards Piazzale Michelangelo, the Boboli Gardens to Via Vittorio Veneto where it concludes.

 

TICKETS

The main feature of the City Sightseeing Florence bus tour is the ability to use all the lines at your convenience using a single ticket (respecting the expiry date).

To purchase tickets online is simple: simply choose the duration (24, 48 or 72 hours), select the date, proceed to payment and download your voucher which you need to print and present it when you board the bus. Bear in mind that the printed voucher is mandatory as staff at Florence City Sightseeing on the vehicle do not accept documents on smart phones or other electronic devices.

Once you have boarded the bus (at any station and any line) your printed voucher will be withdrawn by a member of staff who, in return, will give you a real journey ticket that you must show whenever you board a new bus of City sightseeing Florence bus.
In the event of a large turnout, especially in summer, sometimes the buses could be already full, in which case you'll have to wait for the next one.

If you arrive by train in Florence, the Florence tourist bus are the most convenient way to visit the city: all three lines, in fact, stop in the square opposite the entrance to the Santa Maria Novella station. In addition, at platform 16 until the end of October, you will find the desk of the new Visitor Centre Sightseeing Experience, open to the public from 8am to 6pm, designed to ensure maximum customer support. 
We also suggest you download from your smartphone 'Sightseeing Experience Mobile App', the new free app that will help you find your bearings and travel around the City Sightseeing bus tours in Florence, Italy and other 15 Italian cities.

If instead you are travelling to the Tuscan capital by car, then you can choose the most convenient place to park your car according to the itinerary you want to follow… close to the historic centre of Florence, there is  certainly no shortage of car parks!

If you have more time at your disposal and the Florence tourist bus is finished, then by visiting our webpage devoted to excursions and activities in Tuscany, you will find many interesting day trips in Florence but also in other locations of this beautiful region!

At this point we just have to wish you a good trip and enjoy the Florence city sights!

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