Flights from Charleston
Charleston Airport Information
Get a flight ticket to South Carolina on a super bargain through orbitz.com. You will find cheap flights from Charleston at Charleston International Airport. Located at 5500 Charleston Boulevard and 10 miles north of downtown Charlestown, off Interstate 26, the airport offers 116 daily flights. US Airways, American Airlines, Delta, United and Southwest are the major airlines serving Charleston.
Parking at Charleston International Airport
Orbitz.com will arrange for parking for up to 30 days at the surface lot, deck or free handicapped parking area. The surface lot and deck are free for the first two hours. Every additional half hour is charged at $1. On a 24-hour basis, the charges for parking and lost tickets are $8 and $15, respectively.
Charleston Airport Transportation Services
There are taxis and shuttles operating for up to 30 minutes after the last cheap flights from Charleston. Orbitz.com will arrange for tickets in the Airport vicinity that are at a fixed rate of $9 per passenger. The Charleston Area Rapid Transit Authority (CARTA) buses are inexpensive and operate frequently, with the No. 11 bus taking 50 minutes to get you to the heart of downtown Charleston. Shuttle rates are $12 to downtown Charleston, and taxi meter charges are $2.15 for every loaded mile from the airport. Car rental companies, including Hertz, Budget, Avis and Enterprise, are located near the baggage claim areas.
Charleston Airport Restaurants
Carniceria LA Nortena serves authentic Mexican foods. However, if you seek continental cuisines, stop at C & W Super Buffet. Smokey Bones Barbeque and Grill offers steak and barbecue. For quick bites like burgers, sandwiches, beverages and desserts, Shoney's restaurant is the place to be. Other than tickets for cheap flights from Charleston, orbitz.com also offers great airport hotel deals.
Flights to Florence
Trips to Florence
Flights to Florence, Italy, land at Peretola Airport, located about three miles from the city center. The small airport welcomes both domestic and international flights, with routes serviced by Air Berlin, Air France, Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa Regional. Reservations for flights can be made online through Orbitz.com.
Transportation from Peretola Airport
Transportation into Florence from Peretola is available by city bus and taxi service. Buses leave the airport every 30 minutes heading to the Piazza Station in Florence at a cost of about $1.50 for a 90-minute ticket. Taxis are available in front of the terminal to make the 15-minute journey to the city center for $25.
The Weather in Florence
The weather in Florence is classically Mediterranean, with highs during the humid summers averaging in the upper 80-degree-Fahrenheit range from June to August while dropping as low as the mid-30s during the colder months of November through February. Dress should be seasonal, with light clothing worn in the summer and moderate to heavy coats during the wintertime.
Things to Do in Florence
Florence was once the center of Renaissance Europe, and there are many beautiful buildings that still stand, allowing tours through some of the best architecture in Europe. Along with the architecture, visitors to the city can enjoy the many museums in the city. Even the town hall doubles as an art museum. Musical performances are also widely available, celebrating the city's rich history in musical development since the Middle Ages. Flights to Florence are available from Orbitz.com, so you can enjoy the wealth of experiences this city has to offer.
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