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Aug 28th, 2003, 04:01 AM
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Best way Fiumocino to Florence 2 kids no car

We are flying into Fiumocino Rome airport and have two kids plus luggage. We are spending a week in center of Florence without a car. Wanting to get ideas on easiest/economical way to get to Florence?
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Aug 28th, 2003, 04:04 AM
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Hi donzi,

There is a shuttle train that leaves the airport for Rome TE station every half hour. Ride takes 1/2 hr.

You then take the ES* from Rome TE for Florence SMN.

You can buy your Rome/Florence tickets at the FCO station. You might be eligible for a family discount.

See www.trenitalia.com for schedules.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 04:47 AM
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I heartily second Ira's recommendation...by train is the best way to make you way to Florence...buy your tickets at the airport station for the entire journey. Note the train number of the ES service from Termini to Florence and when you get to Termini simply find the departure time and train number on the large overhead electronic board at the head of the main platforms which will tell you which platform to go to. Enjoy your trip.
 
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Aug 28th, 2003, 04:55 AM
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Intrepid's post reminds,

You can find a map of Rome TE at http://www.romatermini.it/indexf.cfm
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Aug 28th, 2003, 05:17 AM
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You can fly, too.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 05:53 AM
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Easiest versus economical. . . follow Ira's instruction and take an IC train instead of an ES train. It will be cheaper and take a little longer. However, it may be very crowded. You will have to decide if ES (all reserved--take second class, first class unnecessary) is worth the extra money and shorter time compared to IC (first or second class, reservations cost extra).
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Aug 28th, 2003, 06:54 AM
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We took a Eurostar train from Florence to Rome with two kids and travelled second class. I would very much recommend it over an IC train because you will have designated seats and the trip will be faster. We had really nice seats with tray tables and the ride was much more relaxing than a shorter haul one we did by IC train from our place in Tuscany to Florence (no assigned seats, lots of people, less comofortable train). I do not know what the price differential is, however, so you may wish to check that out. Have fun. Tory
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Aug 28th, 2003, 07:14 AM
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If you choose to take the trains, try to pack very lightly with as few pieces of luggage as possible. There is not much room for luggage on the trains and if you are uncomfortable leaving your suitcases at the end of the train compartment unattended one of you may need to watch the luggage during the trip.
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Aug 28th, 2003, 11:20 PM
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Vote for train also.

Here come the fares :
Rome-Florence with ES train 1st class €42.35; 2nd class €29.44.
Eurostar Trains to Florence run hourly (at min.30 past each hour -to Milan- plus some extra at min. 55 past each hour - to Venice or North East).
Travel time is 1 hour and 35 minutes (Florence is almost 300 km far).
Total travel time from airport plus connection in Rome will be no longer than 2 hrs and 30 minutes.
Once you arrive from the airport at Roma Termini station (platform 25), just follow the movable walkway downstairs until you get to the subway passage which crosses all platforms for your connection to Florence (usually platform 1 to 6).
Enjoy your staying in Italy.
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Aug 29th, 2003, 03:35 AM
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Hi donzi,

When planning your connections, keep in mind that it is a long walk from where the shuttle enters the Rome TE station to the other side where the train to Florence leaves. Figure about 15 min.
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Aug 30th, 2003, 09:11 AM
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www.limoservicerome.com

They have posted rates.
A booking form available so you can give them flight information.

The LOWEST RATES IN ROME!
NO HIDDEN COSTS!! Prices include luggage, air conditioning and service.


RATES TO/FROM THE AIRPORTS TO/FROM DOWNTOWN

Up to 3 passengers (car) € 42
4 passengers € 52
For each additional passenger(up to 8),
add € 5
For holiday (Sunday incl.) and night service between 09:00 P.M. and 07:00 A.M add 20%

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Aug 30th, 2003, 10:46 AM
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Kimbo,

A simple statement giving a recommendation and a website is sufficient.

It certainly looks as if you are advertising.
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