Parking and early departure in Florence

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Apr 17th, 2008, 12:43 PM
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Parking and early departure in Florence

Have a 7:30 AM flight out of FLR and need to drop off rental car at the airport.

So I would have to leave around 5 AM. While hotels offer parking for about 20 euros, it seems someone would have to retrieve the car for you and they won't do that until at least 8 AM?

One alternative is to stay in Novoli area where there are hotels with parking. They're about 3 km from the town though.
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Apr 17th, 2008, 12:51 PM
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Would it not be possible to drop your car off at the aiport before you enter Florence? It is not a place you need a car, by any means and it is considerable hassle.
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Apr 17th, 2008, 01:08 PM
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I would turn in the car as soon as you get to Florence and then take a taxi to make your early morning flight. Taxi either to or from airport into Florence centro is 20-30 minutes and I believe it ran about 20 euros each way last year.
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Apr 17th, 2008, 01:46 PM
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Doh, make sense.

Actually, my car rental would be the same whether I return the eve before my departure or on the morning of my departure.

But in order to park it, I'd have to pay about 20 euros anyways.

Or like I said, stay at a hotel way out. But that's not appealing.
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Apr 18th, 2008, 05:45 AM
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Hi S,

Drop your traveling companion at the hotel with the luggage.

Drive to the airport, drop car.

Take bus back to town.

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Apr 18th, 2008, 07:53 AM
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Actually, I can return the car the afternoon before the flight at Borgo Ognissanti.

Then I don't have to worry about parking.

How does ZTL work?

If I was returning the car in the city and I wanted to check into the hotel first, to drop off my baggage, and then drive on to the car rental office at Borgo Ognissanti, hotels are telling me I have to give them the car plates so that they can tell the authorities?

I guess there are photo cameras and unless the car is exempted, there will be a ticket issued?

Would the car rental agency be able to get the car exempted as well?
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Apr 20th, 2008, 06:24 AM
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TTT--I would like to know the answer to this last post myself...
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Apr 21st, 2008, 06:34 AM
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Check this post.

http://slowtalk.com/groupee/forums/a...5/m/2001093104

Look at the hand-drawn map.

According to other posts, some agencies are in the red zone and they would get the car exempted.
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