I am flying back to the US from Florence next week. Where do I get a COVID test in Florence to reenter the US? Do I need a reservation?
Most any pharmacy
Ask your hotel
Reservations not usually needed
Or use Google maps to locate a pharmacy near your lodgings
We did our covid test at Farmacia Astura-Valore near the duomo early last week. We asked our hosts to make an appointment about a week in advance. Took about 15 minutes.
I just returned from Florence this past weekend and did my covid test at Farmacia Franchi - corner of via dei Ginori and via Guelfa, near the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. No appointment needed, 15 euros, 40 minutes for result. I left a paper copy of my passport photo page which they returned when I picked up my hard copy result. Looking at the stack of results, other people left their passports which were paper clipped to the paperwork.
Thanks for the info. Just an update on my experience now that I’m home. It is no longer true that most Italian pharmacies conduct the COVID test. Testing is no longer widespread. I went to the pharmacy at the Maria Novella train station I week before my departure and was provided a list of about 8 pharmacies in the city that offer the test. The most convenient weren’t open on Mondays when we needed it. I also learned that the Florence airport does testing from 8-12 in the morning, (that didn’t work for us, as we were arriving in Florence in the afternoon). We were in Varenna the morning before our departure and were happy to be able to get a test in a little town nearby. (The Varenna pharmacy does not test).