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Practical information

Here is some basic information that might be useful when planning your trip to Tuscany, as well as useful numbers to have on hand while you're visiting the region.

Tuscany Tourism Board

The official Tourism Bureau for Tuscany is in Florence, and if you want printed material, they are your best resource.
Via Manzoni 16 - Florence
Tel. +39.055.23320 - +39.055.2332234
Fax +39.055.2346286

See our Getting to Tuscany and Moving Around Tuscany sections to get a better idea of what the best method for getting to Tuscany as well as how to move around once you are here.

City information

Map of Tuscany


Airports, Trains and Buses

    "Amerigo Vespucci" airport in Florence. Departures, arrivals, airline information, useful information on getting to and from airport into Florence.
    Via del Termine, 11 - 50127 Firenze
    Operator Ph +39-055-30615
    Tourist information Ph +39-055-315.874
    International Airport "Galileo Galilei" in Pisa.Departures, arrivals, airline information, useful information,n booking online, serivices.
    Ph +39-050849202
    TrenItalia official train schedules for all of Italy, with arrival and departure information, station locations
    Information on the Italian State Railways (F.S.): Phone 848888088
    Booking service: Phone 199166177 / 055-235.64.23.
    ATAF public bus transportation for the city of Florence. City bus line information, with time schedule, route maps and bus stops.
  • Depending on where you are or where you are going, Tuscany has several bus public bus services for outside of the city of Florence.  Read our article for detailed information.


  • Florence - Radio Taxi: call 055-4242 OR 055-4390
  • Pisa - Radio Taxi: 050-541600
  • Prato - Radio Taxi: 0574-5656
  • Siena - Radio Taxi: 0577 49222

National Public Holidays observed all over Italy

Know the national holidays that could effect your vacation schedule.  Read our article about the national holidays and important information on how to avoid unwanted surprises.

Emergency Numbers and Useful Services

These numbers are nationwide, so anywhere you are in Italy, these are the numbers to call in an emergency.

Police / Polizia: phone 113
Carabinieri: phone 112
Fire Department / Vigili del Fuoco: phone 115
Medical Emergency Service: phone 118
ACI car breakdown service: phone 116

Author: Lourdes Flores

I'm from California but have called Florence my home for over a decade. I love to explore Italy; it is a lot of fun to try to see everything like I'm seeing it for the first time, keeping you, our readers, always in mind. I enjoy sharing what I know and helping others as they make their travel plans for Tuscany through our Forum. If you have itinerary-related questions, please post them there!


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