Rent a car at Florence Airport
The car rental service at Florence Airport is an opportunity not only for workers, but also for Italian and foreign tourists, who need a transportation mean to get to the chief town of Tuscany.
Florence Airport, named after Amerigo Vespucci, is in the hamlet of Peretola, next to Novoli quarter, where one of the biggest university campuses of the city is located.
The airport is pretty small and has only one runway of 1,750 km of length; but it grants every day many international flights, managed by airlines like Lufthansa, Swiss, Alitalia, British Airways, KLM and Air France.
Florence Peretola Airport was inaugurated in the distant 1931, even though the first flights have taken off since 1986. It has undergone several changings over the years, both inside and at the runway, which originally was only 1 km long.
Amerigo Vespucci Airport is easily reachable by car, because it is right at the end of highway A11 Firenze-Mare, in proximity to highway exit Firenze Nord, for those driving along highway Milano-Napoli A1.
Travellers who land in the chief town of Tuscany can pick a rental car up at Florence Airport, booking it online before departure.
The Cathedral and Santa Croce: two pearls of Florence city centre
Florence old town is an outdoor museum: rich in monuments, artworks and Renaissance palaces, this city has a charm that makes tourists arriving here every year fall in love.
The Cathedral of Florence is undoubtedly an impressive architectonical building, which stands out in the surrounding square with the belfry by Giotto, situated behind the Church, and the Baptistery, making this square really important from an artistic point of view, still today seat of historic shops and cafés.
From Piazza del Duomo the main streets of Florence old town branch off, such as Via Roma and Via dei Calzaiuoli, which host world-wide famous luxury boutiques. From Via Ghibellina, instead, you can reach Piazza Santa Croce, another historic square of Florence, dominated by the iconic homonymous Basilica, where characters such as Michelangelo, Machiavelli and Galileo are buried.
The Church of Santa Croce is one of the biggest Franciscan churches and one of the maximum expressions of the Italian Gothic. Inside, the Church preserves many artistic pictorial and sculptural works, such as The Annunciation by Donatello, Ascension of the Evangelist by Giotto and Crucifix by Donatello.
A tour in the city centre, among the beauties of Florence
Walking through Florence old town is a really pleasant experience: from the main squares alleyways and characteristic narrow streets rich in shops and small boutiques, in addition to the many taverns and trattorias in the typical style of Tuscany, branch off.
From Piazza del Duomo you can get to Piazza della Signoria, seat of Palazzo Vecchio, from where Galleria degli Uffizi starts: this last, besides Galleria delle Statue e delle Pitture, also includes Corridoio Vasariano and the collections of Palazzo Pitti.
A few steps from the Gallery there is Ponte Vecchio, the symbol of the city famous for its jewelleries, which in the past were small boutiques, obtained in arcades later closed.
A few steps from Ponte Vecchio, you can admire the residence of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, house of the Medici, the Hapsburg-Lorraine, and the Savoy: Palazzo Pitti, which hosts a museum of great importance, with artworks by Raffaello, Tiziano and the Macchiaioli.
What to see in the surroundings of Florence
Florence boasts a strategic position from where you can visit the other places of Tuscany. Thanks to the car rented at Florence Airport, you can visit the surroundings of the chief town of Tuscany, that deserves to be explored.
Fiesole, for example, which dominates Florence from a hill, has Etruscan origins, as the findings in the wide archaeological site witness. There is also the ancient acropolis, where you can find the basilica of Sant’Alessandro, the church, the convent and Museo Missionario di San Francesco. You must see, between Florence and Sesto Fiorentino, also the Medicean villas, such as Villa di Castello and Villa La Petraia.
Villa di Castello, seat of Accademia della Crusca, boasts a beautiful garden and Grotta degli Animali, a splendid building with water games. Prato also deserves a stop, with its city wall dating back to XIV century, the Town Hall, Museo del Tessuto, Piazza Duomo and the Cathedral of Santo Stefano, with paintings of great value. If you would like to go farther, you cannot miss a visit to enchanting and ancient cities, such as Arezzo, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and San Gimignano.
Car Rental with no credit card at Florence Airport
Thanks to RentalUp, you can pick your rental car up at Florence Airport, also if you do not have a credit card!
In a few minutes, you can search and choose place, date and time of pickup and delivery. By applying the “with no credit card deposit” filter, you will get a list of cars that you can rent with no credit card. Choose the one you prefer at the best price offered by one of the partners of RentalUp!
You can pay with debit card (Bancomat, Visa Electron, Mastercard Debit) or prepaid card: the car rental service at Florence Airport with no credit card is affordable to everyone!