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Flying to Florence

Hi - I have some questions about flying to Florence.

Apparently there are two airports in Italy, one is closer to the center of town. Which one is that, and if I am flying there from the USA, can I fly into that airport?

Does anyone know of any airlines that fly direct to Florence from the mid Atlantic area (eg, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore)

Lastly, might it be cheaper/easier to fly into Rome and then take the train to Florence?

Thanks - any advise would be welcomed.

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To the best of my knowledge, there is only one airport for Florence, the airport code is "FLR". It is located 3 miles from the city center.
I don't believe there are any direct flights to Florence from US, but there are plenty of ways to get there on connecting flights. For example, we are taking Lufthansa from Denver to Florence; it is a direct flight from Denver to Frankfurt, then a plane change for an additional short flight to Florence.
Try Orbitz or any of the flight search engines; they will show you the cheapest way to fly to Florence.

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Hi Stacey, maybe the other airport you are referring to is the Pisa airport.

The EuroStar train (through Trenitalia) from Rome to Florence is 47 Euro first class.

You may consider reserving an open jaw flight, flying in to Rome and out of Florence or Pisa.

I hope this helps.

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Pisa has a nonstop from JFK on Delta daily. As well, it is the easier airport to fly into if you're already in Europe. However, Pisa's airport is a bit overrun at the moment, so allow extra time. Still, if you can get the nonstop you're in good shape.