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Old 08-23-2008, 05:13 PM
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We dock in Livorno and want to take the train to Florence on our own.

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there.

How long a train ride is it to Florence and which stop is the best to get off in Florence?
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This question and ones like it are asked often. Please read the "Guide to Trains in Italy post at the beginning of this section.

The train station is in the city center and you will need to either take a Taxi or use the port shuttle to take you out of the port and then grab the number 1 bus to the train station or grab a taxi or walk (about a 1 mile) but you can read details in the train post.
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Which station is best to get off in Florence and how long is the train ride?
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You didn't read the train guide post did you?

If you had, you would have seen this article - Livorno and Florence in which both of your questions are answered- The trains schedule says Depature from Livorno to Arrival in Firenze SMN (The correct station in Florence) is roughly an hour and a half trip.

I suggest you read the article and look at the map provided. Having a good Florence tourist map (search Amazon or go to a book store) before you go would be wise too. If you have not been there, its not obvious where to go (most of the sites are walkable if you don't mind putting in a couple of miles on foot.)
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As Jim C has stated, Florence is very walkable. A good map is important so that you can plan ahead where you intend to go (and then follow the plan.)

Florence, like almost all Italian cities and towns, is not laid out on a grid like most in the US. Streets tend to veer off at funny angles without being really noticeable. It is very easy to get off course.
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