How to get into Florence without parking stress

I usually only blog about Urban or photography related items. This is a little different. During my recent holiday in Italy last September I visited Florence. And I was struggling on how to prevent expensive parking tickets and get into the city without any stress. I figured out a way to do that and I would love to share it with you. It is actually very simple.

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Park your car at the big shopping centre in the district Ponte a Greve. The exact address is: Centro Commerciale Ponte a Greve, Viuzzo delle Case Nuove 8-9, Firenze. For those that use coordinates: 43°45’54.38″ 11°11’52.30″. Parking here is for free. Walk towards the Tramvia station (Nenni Torregalli), which is a fast way of getting into the centre of the city by tram. Buy your ticket nearby the traffic light.

Car parking overview

Theres a guy basically waiting there for tourists. A one-way ticket will cost you only €1,20. There is a tram leaving every few minutes. Don’t forget to stamp your ticket at the machine inside of the tram. It takes about 15 minutes to get into the centre. I found it the easiest to get out of the tram at the stop Alamanni Stazione. The coordinates of this stop are 43°46’33.29″ 11°14’49.56″. This stop is just a minute of walking away from the centre of Florence.

Ticket for the Tramvia

To get back to the parking spot once your done in Florence return to Alamanni Stazione, buy your ticket (€1,20) at the machine which is standing outside nearby the the track. Make sure your in the tram that stops at Nenni Torregalli, which is the stop you need to get off the tram.

If you travel this way it will only cost you €2,40 per person to get into the centre of Florence and you will have no parking stress.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

Glenn Frankenreply
October 3, 2016 at 6:19 am

Thx Roman. I’ll be using this tip next year, when Me and my wife are going to visit the city with 2 dear friends of mine.

October 3, 2016 at 6:39 am
– In reply to: Glenn Franken

Awesome 😉

Gabrielle (geblues)reply
November 6, 2016 at 10:41 am

Thanks for the tip I’ll try and remember this when I finally get there ☺

November 6, 2016 at 10:46 am
– In reply to: Gabrielle (geblues)

My pleasure, enjoy!

July 5, 2017 at 11:09 am

Hi, thanks for the tip! Do you by any chance know if it is possible to leave the car there overnight?

Roman Robroekreply
July 5, 2017 at 11:35 am
– In reply to: Michelle

Hi Michelle, you’re welcome! As far as I know, if you leave the car outside on the parking lot, it can stay there overnight.

July 5, 2017 at 2:52 pm

Great, thanks!

August 9, 2017 at 11:44 am

Michelle, did you leave the car there overnight? Was it fine? Thanks!

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