What is the best way to stroll around the narrow streets of an Italian city? The answer is really easy: by Vespa or by Bike, of course!
The city streets were built centuries ago essentially for horse traffic and chariots. Today, Vespas/scooters and bikes are the natural substitutes of these ancient means of transport.
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On this page you’ll find a selection of the most important Bike, Scooter and Car Rentals of Florence.
In spring and summer time going by scooter around the hills of Florence is an exhilarating experience and we highly suggest that you give it a try. Scooter tours are becoming more and more popular, so browse through our scooter rental Florence options.
Remember always to wear a helmet for your safety and to respect the laws of Florence streets!
Even if you don’t need a driver’s license to drive a Vespa, remember that the traffic could be dangerous, especially if you have no previous experience driving a scooter, so please be careful!
Next up: the bike. It is easily becoming the best way to navigate the historical center of the city mainly due to the fact that many streets are closed to motorized traffic. That’s why we think it’s a good idea for you to rent or to buy a bike as soon as you arrive.
The car, instead, is a very good way to explore around the region. Chianti, Maremma, Versilia, Casentino, Mugello, Senese, etc. are all areas of Tuscany that you can’t miss during your stay in Florence. There are a number of cheap car rentals Florence, making it an easy choice to add to your list of things to do while here. To really enjoy your trip, avoid the highways. For the best landscapes you can see, take the back roads, especially through Chiantigiana, Massetana and Volterrana. So, definitely consider our car rental Florence list which includes Maggiore car rental Florence one of Italy’s leading car rental companies; making it as easy as possible for you to pick up and go!
Rent a Bike or Vespa in Florence: the main websites
Probably the coolest no profit website about biking in and around Florence. It gives all the details and the information about bike rental, the maps and the rides around the city. It has also an accurate selection of bicycle Links in Italy, in Europe and all the world. Take a look at it!
This service, sponsored by the municipality of Florence, allows you to use the Florence bikes for free. In the map you’ll find the places in town where you can rent a bike for free.
The Original & Best Walking Tours, designed by world leading experts to get maximum enjoyment of the most Tuscany can offer without going too far. Half day bike tours, easy route, wine tasting e snack included, stunning views, castles, villas, estates, high quality bikes & helmets included. An expert guide with your group, budget & students travelers welcome!
They promise no churches, no museums, no annoying crowds… and offer amazing, professionally guided and fully supported, single, and two-day bike rides and walking tours in the Tuscan countryside just outside of Florence.
The scooter rental in Florence Tuscany Bike Tour and Vespa Tour is the perfect option for visitors seeking a fun and exciting tour in the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
Top Florence Sights by Bicycle!
Book your tour, museum ticket, hotel, restaurant in Italy and Tuscany with Walkabout Florence. Florence Travel Guide: What to See and What to do in Tuscany.
Car rental in Florence: all the information
Here you can find all the information you need for renting a car in Florence and all around the world.
Hertz in Florence:
– Via di Novoli 75V, Phone: +39 055 4362560 – Fax: +39 055 4249698.
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30-13:00 15:00-19:00, Sat 8:30-12:30, Sun Closed.
– Via Maso Finiguerra 33, Phone: +39 055 2398205 Fax: +39 055 2302011 Telex: 570222 Hours of Operation: Seasonal Location: April-October Mon-Sat 8:00-19:00, Sun 8:00-13:00; November-March Mon-Fri 8:00-19:00, Sat 8:00-14:00, Sun closed Apr-Oct Mon-Sat 8:00-19:00 Sun 8:00-13:00.
– A. Vespucci Airport, Telephone: +39 055 307370 Fax: +39 055 317543 Telex: 570222 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30-22:30, Sat-Sun 9:30-22:30.
Maggiore-National, Italian rent a car leader, is present in Italy with 150 locations in 100 cities, in all airports and main railway stations. In Florence you can find Maggiore in:
– Via Maso Finiguerra, 11R +39+39 055210238 +39 055294578
– Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci +39+39 055311256
– c/o Aci (Italian Auto Club) V.le Amendola,36 +39+39 0552638733.
Avis Rent A Car System, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate the world’s second largest general-use car rental business. Here you are the Florence locations.
– Strada Poggilupi 19 Exhibit Conference Centre Terranuova Bracciolini Florence, NA (39) +39 055-9198219 Sun Closed, Mon – Fri 900am to 1.00pm, 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Sat Closed.
– Firenze Airport A.Vespucci Via Del Termine 1, ph. (39) +39 055-315588 Sun – Sat 8.00am to 11.30pm.
– Via Borgo Ognissanti 128 R Exhibition/Conference Centre (Main Downtown Location) pH(39) +39 055-213629 Sun 8.00am to 1.00pm, Mon – Fri 800am to 7.00pm, Sat 8.00am to 6.00pm.
Borgo Ognissanti, 155/r, Phone 055.26.54.207 – Fax 055.26.79.354
Car & Van in Italy: Serving 85 locations & all major Airports, rental of all major car models and brands, minivans and trucks for rent, one way rentals available, rental of scooters, long term rentals, they are committed to ensuring our clients the best deal available, chauffer driven luxury cars/minivans and buses available. Reservations and information on the site.
Via Borgo Ognissanti 153r Firenze, Ph. & Fax +39 055 2399696.
Via B. Cristofori 10B Firenze, Ph. +39 055 355552.
Via il Prato, 47/r Firenze, Ph. 055.2657677 fax 055.288435