Hire a campervan in Florence
Enjoy an unforgettable road trip through the picturesque cypress-lined hills of beautiful Tuscany when you hire a campervan in Florence. The city is often named the birthplace of the Renaissance and is rich with cultural heritage, with the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, and the impressive Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral just waiting to be discovered. Stroll its cosy streets and take time to stop for coffee or gelato in a piazza, and fuel your exploration with delicious Tuscan food. Rent a campervan in Florence from roadsurfer and begin your dream road trip under the Italian sun!
Collect your campervan rental in Florence and go
Florence is a great city for international travellers. Not only does it have its own airport, but it is only a few hours train journey away from many other Italian cities including Pisa, Venice, and Milan. The roadsurfer station itself is in Prato, just northwest of Florence, and is 15-25 minutes from Florence’s Peretola airport or up to an hour from the central train station.
Via Alessandro Fleming, 40
59100 Prato PO
Getting to the station
From Florence Airport (FLR): From the airport, take 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 take 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.
There is no long-term car parking near the roadsurfer station, so the easiest option is to leave your car at home and come by public transport. If this is not possible, there is long term parking at Florence airport, and at the Firenze Santa Maria Novella train station.
roadsurfer campers in Florence
Your roadsurfer perks
Free 2nd driver included
Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure
Free camping equipment and kitchen utensils included
Motorhome hire in Florence
Explore incredible Tuscany, from Renaissance art and historical architecture to its sun-soaked hills, when you hire a campervan in Florence from roadsurfer. Walk and cycle 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 on your roadsurfer road trip.
Campervans: Equipped and ready for adventure
When you hire a campervan in Florence you can be on the road right away, trusting that your roadsurfer home on wheels is fully stocked. Your campervan comes with an awning, camping table and two chairs to enjoy the space outside of your vehicle. The kitchen box allows you to save money on eating out: you’ve got all the pots, pans, and utensils to cook up your own meals. There’s even a corkscrew and bottle opener, and a coffee pot, plus mugs for your morning coffee or tea, although you’ll want to bring dish towels, sponges, and eco-friendly dish soap. When you rent a small motorhome from Florence you will need to bring your own bedding, or you can hire what you need from the roadsurfer station. Full details of what’s included in your motorhome hire, and our suggestions on what to bring along to your Florence campervan holiday can be found in the equipment list.
Best time to hire a campervan in Florence
In the low season when there are fewer tourists, especially from March to June as well as September to October are considered the best time to hire a small motorhome or campervan in Florence. During these months, temperatures range from a pleasant 15 to 23 degrees from March to May and 22-28 degrees 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 as well as the Biennale Mostra Mercato Internazionale dell’Antiquariato, a large international antiques fair held in Palazzo Corsino sull’Arno, that takes place every odd-numbered year in October.
Water tank services near Florence
When you hire a campervan in Florence you will need to fill up your freshwater tank when you pick up your campervan, and empty any wastewater before returning. Fresh water can be found at campervan services areas (see list below), fuel stations, and campsites, or you can buy large bottles of water from supermarkets. Grey and black water can be disposed of at bigger campsites, or at the service areas below.
- Area scarico e carico per camper comunale, Via Lisbona, 2C, 50065 Pontassieve FI
- Conad fuel station, Via di Maliseti, 14, 59100 Prato (large Conad supermarket on the other side of the road)
- Piazzola scario camper, Galilei, 1, 59100 Prato
Petrol stations near our Florence location
When you hire campervan in Florence, please remember to return your campervan will a full diesel tank and ensure that the AdBlue is filled up. The nearest petrol station to our location is:
- 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 centre of Florence. Parking spaces are sparse and small, and Florence has a ZTL which you will be fined for driving in without specific permission – look out for the well-marked ZTL signs. Instead use public transport to explore Florence. Why not park at a train station on the outskirts of the city? If you must park in the city, the underground car park at Porta al Prato station (Via Elio Gabbuggiani, 7, 50144 Firenze) will fit campervans under 2 metres tall for around 20€ per 10 hours.
Last-minute essentials near our Florence location
When you hire a campervan in Florence, you’ll want to pick up groceries and any necessary items to make the best of your trip. Below is a list of supermarkets and pharmacies local to our roadsurfer station near Florence, as well as two nearby shopping centres for any clothes, activewear, or household items you might have forgotten.
- Conad supermarket, Via Giuseppe Catani, 28/B, 59100 Prato – 5-minute drive
- Esselunga supermarket, Via Fiorentina, 1, 59100 Prato – 4-minute drive
- Conad supermarket, 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 centre), Via delle Pleiadi, 37, 59100 Prato – 15-minute drive
- I Gigli shopping centre, Via San Quirico, 165, 50013 Campi Bisenzio FI – 10-minute drive
Coffee shops near our Florence location
In need of a little food and drink after picking up your campervan rental? The following cafes are close to the roadsurfer station, and there are also food outlets in both shopping centres 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
Camping near Florence
Looking for a camping spot for your campervan rental? Use roadsurfer spots to find a unique camping experience. Near Florence, you’ll find plenty of camping options, whether you’re on a farm in the Tuscan hills, amongst the olive groves and grape vines, or 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 route app function.