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Car and Parking Areas

Given the dimension and the duration of the ZTL (Zona a traffico limitato – Limited Traffic Zone of the city centre) from 7.30 am to 7.30 pm Mondays to Fridays, and from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm on Saturdays, we do not recommend you use your private car, considering that in the city centre you can easily access everything on foot and that there are many electric mini-buses connecting the various zones.

Various parking areas located in the immediate vicinity of Fortezza da Basso:

– Fortezza Fiera Car Park, (Piazzale Caduti nei Lager)

– Santa Maria Novella Car Park, (Piazza della Stazione) open 24 hours a day and located under the central railway station.

Firenze Parcheggi
Ph. +39 055 272011


Taxis can be called by phone or can be caught directly from the appropriate reserved taxi points, located in various parts of the city centre and in other suburban areas.

Ph. +39 055 4390 – +39 055 4499
Ph. +39 055 4242  – +39 055 4798


The public transportation network, ATAF & Li-nea s.c.a.r.l. connects the city centre to the suburban area with over 100 urban and extra-urban lines. Actually, the bus service also extends to the areas of Bagno a Ripoli, Calenzano, Campi Bisenzio, Fiesole, Impruneta (for Tavarnuzze), Scandicci, Sesto Fiorentino, Vaglia (for Pratolino).

The tramway Line 1 is also active, connecting the central railway station of Santa Maria Novella to Scandicci.

Pronto Ataf
Ph. 800 424500 (free call only from Italy);


From the A1 – Firenze Scandicci motorway exit you can reach the Fortezza da Basso and the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Affari in tramvia, thanks to the new Leonardo Linea T1 connecting the Villa Costanza car park to the Santa Maria Novella central railway station.
The stop in front of the entrance  of the Fortezza da Basso is FORTEZZA FIERE E CONGRESSI.

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The main central railway station of Firenze Santa Maria Novella (one of the most important railway junctions as well as an interchange point of the Florence public transportation) is located just a few steps (5 minutes on foot) from the Santa Maria Novella Door of Fortezza da Basso.

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The Florence international airport ‘Amerigo Vespucci‘ (IATA code FLR) , is located in the north-west suburban area of the city. There are many airlines arriving there and connecting the city to some of the most important European airports. The airport is only 4 km from the city centre, which can be easily reached by taxi or with the Ataf/Sita ‘Vola in Bus‘ shuttle service (around 15/20 minutes), connecting the airport to the main central railway station of Santa Maria Novella.
At the airport you can also find the main car rental agencies.

Florence Airport
Ph. +39.055.30615 +39.055.30615

The international airport of Pisa (IATA code PSA) is located 80 Km from the city centre of Florence and is connected to the Tuscan capital by train (every hour) and Terravision bus (full flight coverage with 18 return journeys). For information about timetables and fares visit

Pisa International Airport
Ph. +39.050.849300

After the upgrading of the railway line “Freccia Rossa” between Florence and Bologna in just 35 minutes, also Bologna airport (IATA code BLQ) is a stop of easy access to Florence.

Bologna International Airport
Ph. +39.051.6479615