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Frommer's transportable Florence bargains every little thing you would like at a look: the head lodge choices in all rate levels, the most well liked eating places and pubs, San Lorenzo highway industry purchasing, pubs and wine bars, the David, the Duomo, the Boboli gardens, museum courses, and precise local maps. perfect for weekend viewers, households, or company tourists, this useful advisor captures the simplest of Florence!
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20). The train information office is near the opposite exit to your right, across from Track 5. The yellow posters on the wall inside the anteroom list all train times and routes for this and other major Italian stations. Another copy of the Florence poster is just inside the sliding glass ESSENTIALS 27 doors of the second, main room. For personalized help, you have to take a number from the color-coded machine (pink is for train information) and wait your turn—often for more than an hour. Back at the head of the tracks, the ticketing room (Salone Biglietti) is located through the central doors; at sportelli (windows 9–18) you can buy ordinary unreserved train tickets.
If you have trouble standing for long periods of time, tell an airline employee; the airline will provide a wheelchair. Speed up security by not wearing metal objects such as big belt buckles or clanky earrings. If you’ve got metallic body parts, a note from your doctor can prevent a long chat with the security screeners. Keep in mind that only ticketed passengers are allowed past security, except for folks escorting passengers with disabilities or children. Federalization has stabilized what you can carry on and what you can’t.
There’s a special Tourist Medical Service, Via Lorenzo il Magnifico 59, north of the city center between the Fortezza del Basso and Piazza della Libertà (& 055-475-411), open 24 hours; take bus 8 or 80 to Viale Lavagnini or bus 12 or night bus 91 to Via Poliziano. Thanks to socialized medicine, you can walk into most any Italian hospital when ill but not an emergency and get taken care of speedily with no insurance questions asked, no forms to fill out, and no fee charged. They’ll just give you a prescription and send you on your way.