Getting To Florence, Italy

April 2016

After 3 days in Venice, we leave for Florence by train from Santa Lucia train station in Venice into Santa Maria Novella train station, Florence. The journey is 2 hours & 5 minutes and the ride was comfortable and smooth. Like we previously experienced, our destination Florence was not listed on the departure information board as Florence is in between the final destination of the train’s journey. To find out which platform the train will be, look for the train number and departure time on your ticket. Cross reference this data with the departure information and we see that train 9427 leaving at 12:25 is heading to Napoli. That’s the train we want to get on.

Santa Lucia train station, Venice

Departure information board at Santa Lucia train station Venice.

Trenitalia ticket

Trenitalia on-line ticket. Train no. 9427 departing 12:25, 2nd class, Coach 6, Seats 7D & 8D.

Venice Santa Lucia train station

Regional & Inter-City trains at Santa Lucia, Venice.

Santa Maria Novella train station, Florence

Arrived at Santa Maria Novella train station, Florence.

Santa Maria Novella train station, Florence

You can buy bus tickets from the Tabacchi (tobacco) shop. Cost €1.20 each.

Santa Maria Novella train station, Florence

Santa Maria Novella train station from the outside.

Santa Maria Novella basilica, Florence

Right across the train station is Santa Maria Novella basilica. That’s how the train station got its name probably.

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