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Your guide to Florence by tram

domenica 4 Marzo 2018

In 2018, three tramway lines will be in operation in Florence linking the airport, the hospital, the central railway station and the main tourist attractions

Are you planning to visit Florence in 2018? If so you may find it useful to know that during the course of the year you will be able to move across the entire city thanks to three lines of the tramway system: Line 1, which has been running since 2010, is a very popular means of transportation with around 14 million passengers using it every year. Line 2 and Line 3 will open in 2018.

Let’s find out more about Florence’s tramway network.

Line 1 connects the district of Scandicci, on the outskirts of Florence, to the main railway station of the Tuscan capital. Line 1 covers 7.4 km with 14 stops. The journey time from one end to the other of the line is approximately 23 minutes. Line 1 is connected to the first “drive and tramway” car park in Italy, which opened in 2017. This car park can only be accessed from the A1 motorway, when driving to Florence both from the North and the South. To reach the car park, drivers can take the new “Parcheggio Villa Costanza” exit, located between the toll booths of Scandicci and Florence Impruneta. From here, passengers can hop on the tram and reach the centre of Florence directly.

Lines 2 and 3 are about to be completed and will open around mid 2018.

Line 2 will connect Florence Peretola Airport to the city centre, arriving at Florence’s main railway station. This line serves many students and people who live and work in Novoli, the area where the Palace of Justice, the headquarters of the Region of Tuscany, and the University Campus are located. But without doubt the millions of tourist who fly to Florence all year round will also appreciate Line 2, which departs at the airport and arrives at Piazza dell’Unita’ in 13 stops.

Line 3 will also open mid 2018. It will link Careggi University Hospital, Florence city centre and the main railway station.
In more detail: Line 3 will cover 12 stops starting from Careggi Hospital. It will run across Viale Morgagni – the site of another University campus- and will continue through the area of Piazza Dalmazia, viale Vittorio Emanuele II (near Teatro di Rifredi), via Pisacane, piazza Leopoldo. It will also stop in the areas of Firenze Statuto and Fortezza da Basso – where numerous fairs and events take place throughout the year. The end of the line will be in via Valfonda, leading to the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella. From this stop passengers can continue their journey on foot, or choose to change tramway line, or travel by rail to reach other tourist destinations in Tuscany. They can also take a taxi, use car and bike sharing service or the urban and extra urban bus lines of the local public transport.

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Text: Agnese Fedeli

Translation and voice over: Giorgia Scaturro