Although Florence is a small city, and can be visited by foot, public transport is great and means travellers can visit the city problem-free.
Transport in the Centre
The most interesting lines when it comes to getting around the city are C1, C2, C3 and C4. All of these lines are electric.
Of the normal lines, 12 and 13 are especially useful, as they go up the hill south of the river Arno and take you to Piazzale Michelangelo and the Church of San Miniato al Monte.
"Nottetempo" and night buses
Florence doesn't have a full night bus service, but rather what they call "Nottetempo" - a service that runs from 10 pm to 2 am and takes in various city neighbourhoods.
You can call to check the schedule and areas that the bus serves, as well as getting reminders as to where and when to get on the bus.
The phone number to reserve this night service is 055-5650555.
Where to buy tickets?
Tickets can be bought at the stops themselves, or inside the bus, which has two places where you can validate them - at the front and back of the bus.
If you're planning to use public transport, it's a good idea to buy several tickets together, or get one of the ATAF (Florence Transport) passes.
The day buses run throughout Florence from 6 am to 10 pm.
You can check the price of tickets and see any discounts here:
Tickets and transport cards in Florence