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Rent an RV in Florence

Rent your camper van or RV in Florence and enjoy an unforgettable road trip through the picturesque cypress-lined hills of Tuscany. The city is often named the birthplace of the Renaissance and is rich in cultural heritage. The Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, and the impressive Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral are just some of the fantastic places waiting to be discovered. What are you waiting for? Start your dream road trip under the Italian sun today!

Starting at $65 / night

Where can I pick up my RV rental in Florence?

Florence is a great city for international travelers. Not only does it have its own airport, but it’s only a few hours’ train ride away from many other Italian cities, including Pisa, Venice, and Milan. The roadsurfer station itself is in Prato, just northwest of Florence. It’s a 15-to-25-minute taxi or Uber ride from Florence’s Peretola airport, or about an hour from the central train station, if you are planning on visiting other cities in the area.




Via Alessandro Fleming, 40
59100 Prato PO

Getting to the station

From Florence Airport (FLR): From the airport, board bus LAM FI-PO toward “Prato centrale” for 16 stops to “Via delle Fonti 6”. From here, it’s a 6-minute walk to the roadsurfer station. Alternatively, you can take a 15-minute taxi or Uber from the airport.

From Firenze Santa Maria Novella Train Station: From the station, take the regional train (REG) to “Prato Centrale” (Trenitalia). From here, you can take a taxi or transfer to the connecting bus LAM ROSSA toward “San Giorgio a colonica” for 13 stops to “Via delle Badie 5”. From here, it’s a 3-minute walk to the roadsurfer station.

Parking information

Please be aware that there is no long-term car parking near the roadsurfer station. The most convenient option is to leave your car at home and travel to us by public transport. If this isn’t possible, there are long term parking options at Florence airport, and at the Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station.

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Explore Florence RV Rentals

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  • 4+1

Beach Hostel Class B RV | VW T6.1 California Beach

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Big bed (whole vehicle width)
  • Slide-out kitchen
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 4

Surfer Suite Class B RV | VW T6.1 California Ocean

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Integrated kitchen
  • Outdoor shower (cold water)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
  • 4
  • 4

Road House Class B RV | Sprinter

  • 140 hp diesel engine
  • Large kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera, cruise control, etc.

Your roadsurfer Benefits

Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs

Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver

Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure

Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included

Roadside assistance

Rent a roadsurfer Camper Van or RV in Florence

Explore beautiful Tuscany, from its Renaissance art and historical architecture to its sun-soaked hills. Walk and bike through the countryside, visit vineyards and ancient villas, and stroll the city streets of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena. Read on for our top tips on how to get the best start for your roadsurfer road trip.

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Camper vans & RVs with ready-to-go camping gear

Our roadsurfer camper vans and motorhomes are equipped with everything you may need or want on your Florence road trip. Enjoy a seamless driving experience with built-in navigation, relax and unwind on a big and comfortable bed, and make use of a fully stocked kitchen box that includes a pot and pan, tableware, glasses, utensils, mugs, and a French press for your coffee, allowing you to prepare your favorite meals. Additionally, we provide an outdoor table and camping chairs so you can enjoy your time outside. The only thing you need to bring is a comforter or sleeping bag and your sense of adventure. You can also reserve a comforter when you book your Florence camper van, along with many other items that you can find on our equipment list.

Best time of year to visit Florence

The best time to rent a camper van or RV in Florence is during the low season when there are fewer tourists, especially from March to June, as well as from September to October. During these months, temperatures range from a pleasant 59°F to 74°F in March to May, and 71°F to 83°F in June, September, and October. Please note that during Easter and in August, the city can be very crowded and the waiting time for sightseeing is longer than at other times of the year.

We highly recommend the Festa della Rificolona, a beautiful lantern festival that you can view in the Piazza della S Annunziata, which takes place in September. You can also check out the Biennale Mostra Mercato Internazionale dell’Antiquariato, a large international antiques fair held in Palazzo Corsino sull’Arno, which takes place every odd-numbered year in October.

Filling and emptying water tanks in Florence

When you rent a camper van or RV in Florence, you’ll need to fill up your fresh water tank at the start of your trip and empty any grey water before returning it. Fresh water can be found at RV service areas (see list below), gas stations, and campgrounds, or you can buy large bottles of water from grocery stores. Black water can be disposed of at larger campgrounds, or the service areas listed below.

  • Area scarico e carico per camper comunale, Via Lisbona, 2C, 50065 Pontassieve FI
  • Conad gas station, Via di Maliseti, 14, 59100 Prato (large Conad grocery store on the other side of the road)
  • Piazzola scario camper, Galilei, 1, 59100 Prato

Gas stations near our Florence station

Before you return your roadsurfer camper van, you can refill with diesel and AdBlue at one of these convenient gas stations near our location here:

  • Q8, Via Aldo Moro 3 Prato 59100

Please note: The AdBlue service station information provided is for guidance only and is provided without warranty of any kind; customers are advised to check the information for accuracy on their own responsibility, as roadsurfer assumes no liability for the accuracy or timeliness of the information.

Parking in Florence

As with many European cities, it’s best to avoid parking in the center of Florence. Parking spots are few and small, and Florence has a ZTL (Limited Traffic Zone) meaning you’ll be fined for driving in without specific permission – look out for the well-marked ZTL signs. We recommend parking at a train station on the outskirts of town and using public transportation to explore Florence. If you must park in the city, the underground parking lot at Porta a Prato station (Via Elio Gabbuggiani, 7, 50144 Firenze) will fit camper vans under 6.5 feet tall for a price of around 20 euros per 10 hours.

Last-minute essentials in Florence

When you rent a camper van in Florence, you’ll want to pick up groceries and any other necessary items to make the most of your trip. Below is a list of grocery stores and pharmacies near our Florence roadsurfer station, as well as two nearby shopping centers for any clothes or household items you might have forgotten.

  • Conad grocery store, Via Giuseppe Catani, 28/B, 59100 Prato – 5-minute drive
  • Esselunga grocery store, Via Fiorentina, 1, 59100 Prato – 4-minute drive
  • Conad grocery store, Via Roma, SNC, 59100 Prato – 7-minute drive
  • Lloyds pharmacy, Via Fiorentina, 1, 59100 Prato – 4-minute drive
  • La Farmacia, Via dello Sprone, 2, 59100 Prato – 8-minute drive
  • Centro Commerciale Parco Prato (shopping center), Via delle Pleiadi, 37, 59100 Prato – 15-minute drive
  • I Gigli shopping center, Via San Quirico, 165, 50013 Campi Bisenzio FI – 10-minute drive

Coffee shops near our Florence station

In need of a little food or drinks after picking up your camper van rental? The following cafes are close to the Florence roadsurfer station. There are also food courts in both shopping centers listed above.

  • Post’ò Café, Via G. Borselli, 89, 59100 Prato – 5-minute drive
  • Bar Caffe Macciupicciu, Via Giuseppe Catani, 33, 59100 Prato – 5-minute drive
  • Caffetteria il Salottino, V.le della Repubblica, 114, 59100 Prato – 10-minute drive

Campgrounds near Florence

Looking for a spot to camp with your camper van or RV rental? You can use roadsurfer spots to book a unique camping experience. Near Florence, you’ll find plenty of camping options, from a farm in the Tuscan hills amongst the olive groves and grape vines to a spot tucked up next to a medieval church. You can easily book online, in advance or on the road. You can also search for camping spots along your route using the “routes” app feature.

girl with a white horse on a farm

Camping on a Farm

Orange Volkswagen campervan with open roof standing in a vineyard

Camping in the Vineyards

Blue and grey VW campervan with open

Camping by the Water

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