Open top bus Florence

Jan 17th, 2007, 02:41 AM
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Open top bus Florence

Me again. Just seen video of Florence and the person using the camera is on an open - top bus doing what looks like a tour of Florence. Does such a bus exist and if you have used it, is it very expensive? Cheers Pawsha
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Jan 17th, 2007, 03:11 AM
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Jan 17th, 2007, 07:30 AM
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I have been to Florence many times and I find it difficult to understand how such a bus would be of value. Most sights in Florence are no more than 10 minutes apart on foot. Plus the center of Florence is pedestrian-only, so such a bus would not have access to the most interesting areas. Touring these areas is better on foot and many can only happen on foot.

The website mentioned a Fiesole component--the trip to Fiesole might be interesting in an open-topped bus, although you could do the same less expensively on a city bus.
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Jan 17th, 2007, 07:52 AM
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FYI, I checked the route maps and there are two loops. Line A skirts the center and then crosses the Arno, riding through the hills near Piazzale Michelangelo. Line B also skirts the center and then crosses the Arno, passes near the Pitti Palace and a few churches of interest, eventually spending much of its route in residential neighborhoods, finally ending in Fiesole. Tickets for each line are puchased separately and are 20 euros for adults.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 01:59 PM
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Thanks folks. Florence IS easy by foot,and ellenem (sic) is correct. I think we will train it to Fiesole. I believe it is worth seeing.
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Jan 18th, 2007, 02:09 PM
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The best way to get up to Fiesole is by bus. It is a lovely route and stops right in the centre opposite the museum and next to a restaurant/bar.
The small buses in the Florence city centre are great to use if it is raining or if you just want to take the weight of your feet for a bit and site see at the same time.
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