Florence Airport, Peretola is the airport situated near Florence, Italy, although it is administratively located with the Sesto Fiorentino territory. It is one of the two main airports in the Tuscany region, the other being the larger Galileo Galilei International Airport.
Where to go
Piazzale Michelangelo - Piazzale Michelangelo is the famous square that provides a breath-taking panoramic view of Florence. It is popular amongst tourists as an observation point and for the photo opportunities it provide.
Florence Baptistery - The Florence Baptistery, also called the Baptistry of Saint John, is an octagonal religious building with the status of a minor basilica. Built in Florence between 1059 and 1128, it is one of the oldest still-standing buildings in the city.
Uffizi Gallery - The Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest and most famous art museums in all of Europe. During the high season of July, waiting time can actually last as long as five hours; purchase tickets in advance online to avoid the long lines. The reason the museum is so popular is due to the extraordinary beauty of the building itself, as well as countless magnificent works of art. There are works by great Italian artists, including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, and Botticelli.
Boboli Gardens - Boboli Gardens is the 45,000-square metre park behind the Pitti Palace that contains a collection of sculptures from the 16th to the 18th centuries and a few Roman antiquities.
Fountain of Neptune - The Fountain of Neptune in Florence is located on the Piazza della Signoria or Signoria Square, right in front of the Palazzo Vecchio. The fountain depicts a Neptune figure set on a high pedestal in the middle of an octagonal fountain, meant to be an allusion to the Florentines' dominion over the sea. The statue is a copy made in the nineteenth century; the original was created by Bartolomeo Ammannati (1563-1565) and some assistants, commissioned for the wedding of Francesco I de' Medici with Johanna of Austria in 1565. The original is housed in the National Museum.
Speaking of beautiful fountains, another fountain worth visiting is the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in the Montjuïc neighbourhood of Barcelona, Spain. The illuminated fountain provides unbelievably fascinating lights and music performances from October to April on Fridays and Saturdays, and from May to September on Thursdays through Sundays. Other suggested places to visit in Barcelona are Barcelona Zoo, Aquarium Barcelona, Arc de Triomf, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. For those who want to travel to Germany but are looking for places other than Frankfurt and Munich, try going to Stuttgart, the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state in southwest Germany. Automobile lovers can tour the Mercedes-Benz Museum and Porsche Museum, or celebrate the annual three-week Cannstatter Volksfest beer festival.
Florence Airport only offers regular scheduled flights to nearby European cities, and therefore currently does not offer long-haul flights.
How to get out
The commercial airlines that offer scheduled passenger service from Florence Airport include Air Berlin, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Alitalia, Arkia Israel Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Blue Air, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, CityJet, Etihad Regional, Flybe, HOP!, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa Regional, Meridiana, Niki, Silver Air, Swiss International Air Lines, and Vueling. There are flights to several European cities, including Munich, Paris, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Rome, Bucharest, Lyon, London, Birmingham, Marina di Campo, Brussels, Geneva, Zürich, Barcelona, Palermo, and Punta Raisi