July 22, 2014, 07:47 PM
Car Rental Pick Up Location
I booked an Automatic car for a day ( 8 AM to 7 Pm) to explore Tuscany villages around Florence.
Pick up is from VIA BORGO OGNISSANTI 137/R and dropping off there as well.
Just want to check how difficult it is to get car out from there to villages outside florence. I heard about some restrictions while driving in Florence. Will it be tough for me to drive car out of this location to Tuscany village ?
Any information will be of great help. We are a family of 3 including my 3 year old daughter and want to spend a relaxing day exploring these villages you suggested around Florence.
July 25, 2014, 12:00 PM
Hi 'FirstTimeInItaly' !!
Yes, moving around Florence by car is a bit complicated, since the old city center is a 'Unesco World Heritage Site' and thus protected from traffic. You've maybe heard about the ZTL (Zona a Traffico Limitato - Restricted Traffic Area), where you're not allowed to enter with a car. Have a look at this article about driving in Florence, there are a lot of useful information about this subject, included a map of the ZTL area: http://www.visitflorence.com/moving-...ce/by-car.html
In a few words, you've mainly to pay attention to the ZTL restricted areas, otherwise you'll get a fine for sure... Ask the car rental office for the best way to get out from Florence and have a look at this article on car rental in Florence, including a map with all rental offices in the city:
Hope this may help :-)
Have a nice stay here in Tuscany