Before You Go:
Currency: 1 Euro = 1.09 USD
Plugs: Adapters are needed (if traveling outside the EU). Italy operates on a 230V.
Time zone: Central European Time
When to go: May-September is the high season, with peaks also during Easter, Christmas, and the New Year. Summer months are very hot, with peak prices at hotels. Early spring and fall are best to visit if looking for a good deal.
Getting around: For transportation to/from the airport, and to/from Tuscan countryside, use Hire in Italy. For rental cars in Tuscany, use Bellini Bruno. If you prefer public transportation in Florence, you can find more info here.
How many days: 7-10 days.
Nearest airport: Florence Airport and Pisa Airport (75 min away).
Local history: The city symbol is a lion, which later became a symbol of Florentine independence.
Fun fact: About ⅓ of the world’s art treasures are located in Florence.