FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How do I get from Florence
Airport to the Rail Station? It is about a twenty minute taxi
ride or there are shuttle buses called "Vola In Bus". Florence is a small airport so it is
easy to spot the bus at the entrance to the airport. One way bus tickets
cost 6 euros.
If I go a day early where should I stay? The rail
station (Santa Maria Novella Station) is just a few minutes walk from
the centre of Old Florence. There are many three and four star hotels
within a few blocks of the station and from there you can easily walk
into the historic part of the city. The Hotel Ariele is a good three
star hotel and the Hotel Anglo-American is a nice four star hotel.
If I want to see the Uffizzi Gallery in Florence should I book in
advance? Yes. If you don't buy tickets in advance you will
have to wait in a long line. You can buy tickets from the gallery
website for specific entry times. If you want a guided tour of the gallery you can book
this and other tours of Florence through
What weather can I expect? May and September are the best
times for walking in Tuscany. Usually it is warm but not too hot with an
average temperature of about 20C. Rain is possible but neither months
are considered the rainy season,
What sort of people will be on the holidays? Usually
it is a mix of singles and couples aged 50+. Most will be Canadians but
sometimes they are joined by people from other countries.
What if I am on a special diet?
If you tell us in advance when you book arrangements can be made to
cater to most special diets such as gluten-free or vegetarian.
How difficult are the walks? On days when we are walking in
the countryside there are two guides. One guide will take those
guests who want a little more challenging hike which could be 12 km with
some ascent. The other guide will accompany those who want a more
leisurely walk which will usually be about 7 - 8 km.