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Driving from Sorrento to Florence

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Driving from Sorrento to Florence


We are planning a 10 days trip to Sorrento, Florence and Tuscany.

We consider renting a car for the whole period.

Do you think it is possible to drive at one day from Sorrento to Florence?

I think it's 5 or 6 hours, and I'm afraid it's more difficult than it looks.

Btw I'm speaking about April 2014.

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1. Re: Driving from Sorrento to Florence

No problem, here is a recent pic showing a typical italian toll station on A18 motorway:

www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php… :)

It's quite easy once you take the A1 motorway in Naples, it goes north all the way to Florence.

You can check route, driving times and costs on www.viamichelin.com

I hope you know that, as a visitor, you can't drive in central Florence and that hs trains link Florence and Naples going faster than any car.

Edited: 24 January 2014, 14:31
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2. Re: Driving from Sorrento to Florence

Non EU citizens require an International driving permit for Italy

Be aware of traffic restrictions and ZTL areas roninrome.com/transportation/driving-italy

Car rental www.auto-europe.com

Trains www.trenitalia.com Click on the UK flag for current train times


Accommodation www.venere.com www.bed-and-breakfast-in-italy.com

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3. Re: Driving from Sorrento to Florence

www.viamichelin.com estimates that Sorrento-Florence will take 6 hours of driving (plus stops), mostly along very busy and boring motorway, at a cost of €32.80 in tolls and about €62 in fuel.

A train will take you from Naples to Florence in 2h50, at a cost of €29 each if booked well in advance. Even adding another hour to get from Sorrento to Naples, this is much faster than a car and much less stressful.

Do not even *think* of trying to drive into central Florence.

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4. Re: Driving from Sorrento to Florence

I spent a little while in Florence last year and all the vans and cars are tiny, the roads are only little!

I would not want to drive.

We are doing a bit of a tour and we are doing it by train, starting in Naples finishing in Venice

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5. Re: Driving from Sorrento to Florence

unless you really want to have a car, its easier (and better) by train (once you get to naples)

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