The Albany International Airport is located at 737 Albany-Shaker Road, approximately 13 miles from downtown Albany. Seven airlines fly from Albany-Air Canada, Cape Air, Continental Express, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways. Orbitz.com searches flights from all of these airlines to find you sales and low-cost airline tickets.
The Albany International Airport has long-term parking available for $9 per day; however, you can purchase five days of parking for $36 or seven days of parking for $45. Buses run from downtown Albany to the airport between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. You can also take a taxicab to the airport. Cab fares are $3.50 for the first half mile and $.20 for each additional 1/10 of a mile. If you need access to a car when you arrive at your destination, you can use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental vehicle.
If you need to grab a bite to eat before your flight, the airport has various dining options available. You can choose from McDonald's, Saranac Street Pub, Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks and the Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen. The Green Leaf Food Court also serves a wide variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. Orbitz.com does more than find flights from Albany; it helps you plan your entire trip. Since you don't have to worry about a thing, you'll have plenty of time to enjoy a meal before you board your plane.
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 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 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.
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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