Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Florence on $85 a Day - Best City View
This is a well-known viewpoint with lots of kitschy tourist stands and over-priced food and drink, but the view makes up for all of it.
To get back to centro, take the #12 bus.
Buy your ticket at any Tabacchi store. After you stamp the ticket in the machine on the first bus, you have 90 minutes more in which to use it again (no need to re-stamp), so you should only need one ticket to go to, and return from, Piazzale Michelangelo.
Tabacchi stores, dotting every street in Italy it seems, are very important spots for tourists. This is where you buy transit tickets, phone cards, and stamps.