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Florence – Important Information

At a Glance

Local Currency

Euro (€ or EUR)

Local Time 

GMT +2

Official Language

Italian and Catalan

Visa Information

Italy Visas

Power

Electricity in Italy conforms to the European standard of 220V to 230V, with a frequency of 50Hz. Wall outlets typically accommodate plugs with two or three round pins.

Local Weather

July is the hottest month in Florence with an average temperature of 77°F (25°C) and the coldest is January at 45°F (7°C), with the most daily sunshine hours at 13 in July. The wettest month is November with an average of 102mm of rain.

Tourism Website

Italia

Visit Florence

Introducing Florence

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccinations for Florence

Health Tips

Health Tips for Florence

Hospitals

University Hospital Meyer

Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova

Maria Beatrice Hospital

Family Services

Babysitting Services

ItaliaKids

International Babysitters

Baby Gear Rentals

Babonbo

TravelBaby

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

According to the Italian law, any time you sit in a vehicle fitted with seat belts, it is mandatory that you use them. Children who are under 36 kg (97 pounds) or 150 cm (4 ft, 9 in) must use appropriate child restraints.

Transportation Services

The bus system and the tram are efficient ways to get around town in Florence. To book a taxi you will need to call ahead or find a taxi station. There are also several bike rental options within the city. For more information on Florence transportation, visit this link.

Emergency Services

Police

112/113

Fire Department

112/115

Ambulance

112/118

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

You are not expected to tip at restaurants in Italy. A service charge is sometimes added to the bill, ranging from 1 to 3 Euros, or 10% – 15%. If the service is exceptional, it is okay to give a good tip, although this is never expected.

Important Holidays

Public Holidays in Florence

Safety Issues

Florence is a small city and generally a safe place where street-smart rules apply. Avoid wandering around town alone, late at night, particularly in the Santa Maria Novella area. Stick to main roads and avoid narrow back alleys.

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