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My flight to Florence Italy from india on 17 Feb 2023

My flight to Florence Italy from india on 17 Feb 2023

Old Jan 24th, 2023, 03:48 AM
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My flight to Florence Italy from india on 17 Feb 2023

Hi Everyone,

I have done 5 solo trips 4 is domestic and one I had an international solo trip to Nepal country. In 2023 I want to start with an international solo trip to<!--td {border: 1px solid #cccccc;}br {mso-data-placementame-cell;}-->Florence Italy. I am looking for your help.

This is my very first trip too far distance from my mother country.

Florence is safe for solo travelers OR Do I need to hire any local guide over there? What you will suggest?

Here little about my trip details - I will be flying on 17 Feb in the evening. I will be there for 10 days.

thank you in advance for your assistance

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Old Jan 24th, 2023, 04:54 AM
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You will need a Schengen visa to visit Florence. I assume you have one organised already?
Florence is a perfectly safe city to visit.
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I agree, Florence is safe to visit solo, I have done so.
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Old Jan 25th, 2023, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by hetismij2
You will need a Schengen visa to visit Florence. I assume you have one organised already?
Florence is a perfectly safe city to visit.
Yes, I have done this process already. Thank you so much. I am ready with the tourist visa, and hotel booking and also submitted the return ticked as well.
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Old Jan 25th, 2023, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by SusanP
I agree, Florence is safe to visit solo, I have done so.
Thank you so much!! And I am so excited to travel over there. just waiting for the 17 FEB
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Florence is a small old town, very safe and with a high level of English spoken as it is a tourist Mecca. Apart from a few cultural differences (best read up with a guide book like the Rough Guide series) it should feel very comfortable. If you stay in a hotel you will find lots of leaflets and even guidance from staff, or visit tourist information https://www.firenze-tourism.com/en/f...n-offices.html on the Duomo square. There are also lots of guides who will provide you with paid for assistance, but they are not obtrusive. In Florence it is a profession and as such they don't pester potential clients.

The town is very much a walking town though there are buses and taxis.
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Old Jan 25th, 2023, 02:38 AM
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Originally Posted by hetismij2
You will need a Schengen visa to visit Florence. I assume you have one organized already?
Florence is a perfectly safe city to visit.
Could you please let me is there any best platform where I can book a local private tour guide? This is my very first tour I don't want to skip the local authentic experience. I am also browsing but their lots of sites that have plan are is too high for me .

They are taking hourly-based charges near $50 To $100 for groups. They don't have mentioned the solo person charges.
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Old Jan 25th, 2023, 02:41 AM
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Florence is also a good base for exploring the nearby area. There are frequent direct trains to many popular nearby towns and cities that you can visit as day trips. These can all be visited on your own - you don't need a guided tour.

Pisa
Lucca
Siena (bus is easier than train)

If you have questions or need help you can add more questions to this discussion - many of us have been to Florence.
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Old Jan 25th, 2023, 02:52 AM
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Hi @ bilboburgler

Thank you so much for sharing such a great list, but I have already booked Florence Indian Palace also got big discount as well!!
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See if any of their tour offers suits you,
https://www.ciaoflorence.it/en/home
and it may lead you to find more tour operators to consider for day trips.


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