The new tram line 2 in Florence

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In July 2019, Steve and I embarked on an East Mediterranean cruise on board MSC Sinfonia. We would visit Venice, Split, Santorini, Mykonos, Dubrovnik and Ancona. But our first stop was Florence.

In February 2019, Line 2 of the Florence tramway opened, connecting Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola (FLR) to Unità, near Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station.

For Steve and I it was a practical mode of transport to get to the city center. The ticket vending machine at the airport is straightforward enough, unlike at Stockholm Bromma Airport in Sweden.

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Do buy your ticket because you will be checked.

The rolling stock are Sirio EMUs by AnsaldoBreda, nowadays Hitachi Rail Italy. AnsaldoBreda has a very bad reputation in Belgium and The Netherlands, as they poorly built the V250 ‘Fyra’.

But no complaints with the tram.

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