from Rome to Florence
Quick, frequent Eurostar service from
Rome gets visitors to Florence in
about 1 hour 40 minutes.
a doubt, Italy's shining stars when it comes to history, art and
culture are Rome and Florence.
Luckily, the two cities are located
in close proximity to each other, and Italy's extensive and efficient
train system makes transportation between the two cradles of civilization
railway is operated by the state-owned Ferrovie dello Stato and
is composed of several kinds of trains that vary in speed, price,
comfort and general cleanliness.
While the train system is subject
to strikes and delays like all other Italian institutions, they
tend to be less frequent and less severe, making train travel
the most popular form of domestic transportation in Italy.
and easiest way to get from Rome to Florence is on the Eurostar,
a high-speed service that runs from the Termini train station
in Rome to the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence.
The Eurostar fleet is new, clean and quick, and the whole 230-kilometer
trip will take around an hour and 40 minutes. Frequency varies
throughout the day, but you can usually count on catching one
about every half hour.
Florence, less than 2 hours by train from Rome's Termini station.
tighter budgets can opt to take the Intercity or Intercity Plus
trains, which are cheaper, slower and a little less clean. The departure frequency
is about the same as the Eurostar, but the journey takes between
two and a half and three and a half hours.
The main station in Rome is Roma Termini, located centrally near
the Piazza della Repubblica. Roma Tiburtina is more popular with
locals and is situated further from the center.
the Stazione Santa Maria Novella is just a hop, skip and a jump
from all of Florence's main attractions, including the Duomo.
Smaller stations on the outskirts of the city include Campo di Marte and Firenze Rifredi.
You can reserve tickets quickly and easily on trenitalia.com
which has an English language component. For the Eurostar, search
for a ticket from Roma Termini to Firenze Santa Maria Novella,
and keep an eye out for frequent web specials on the route.
For current fares visit the official site at http://www.trenitalia.com/