Aeroporto A. Vespucci. Florence's small Aeroporto A. Vespucci, commonly called Peretola, is just outside of town and receives flights from Milan, Rome, London, and Paris. 10 km (6 miles) northwest of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, 50127. 055/30615; www.aeroporto.firenze.it.
To get into the city center from the airport by car, take the autostrada A11. A SITA bus will take you directly from the airport to the center of town. Buy the tickets within the train station.
Aeroporto Galileo Galilei. Pisa's Aeroporto Galileo Galilei is the closest landing point with significant international service. If you are renting a car, it's a straight shot down the SS67 (aka the FI-PI-LI) to Florence. Take care on that dastardly road. A shuttle train service can take you from the airport to Pisa's main train station where all connections are possible. 12 km (7 miles) south of Pisa and 80 km (50 miles) west of Florence, Florence, Tuscany, 56121. 050/849300; www.pisa-airport.com.