Florence Airport is locally called as Peretola Airport or Amerigo Vespucci Airport. . It is situated around 4 km away from the Florence City Centre in the Sesto Fiorentino territory. Florence Airport is one of the two most important airports in Tuscany region of Italy and also a small international airport. The second is the Galileo Galilei International Airport. Val di Rose is situated in the north and Peretola and Mantignano are situated in the South. To the west of the airport one will find Osmannoro and Ponte a Giogoli.
A1, also referred to as the Autostrada del Sole and A11 also known as the Austrada Firenze-Mare highway are the major highways through which Florence is connected to other areas of Tuscany. The A11 connects the airport to Prato at 8 km distance, Lucca at 65 km and Pisa at 86 km. For getting to by car, the A1 provides a direct link to Arezzo, which is located at a distance of 77 km. other surrounding areas such as Pistoia is located 24 km away, Siena located at a distance of 68 km, and Carrara and Massa are 117 km away from the Florence Airport. However, from Florence Airport Grosseto is situated around 143 km away, while the Ports of Piombina and Livorno are 170 km and 115 km away, respectively.
Passengers getting to by car, from Florence City Center to Florence Airport should use the Viale Guidoni Road until it reaches the A1 and A11 highways. The signboards at the highways provide direction towards the Florence Airport. The signboards point the directions for the airport are usually written as ‘Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci’ or ‘Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola’. During normal day times when the traffic is not usually heavily congested, the trip from the city center to the Florence Airport takes no more than fifteen to twenty minutes.