Limited time in Florence because of 90 minute ride from port Looked an hour to find the bus stop that was practically in an alley. Waited another half hour for the bus to arrive. The first stop was a long walk from the Doumo We were running so close on time we had to take taxi back to bus station for 90 minute ride back to port.
This was a good way to start our time in Florence. There is a lot of different areas to see and the bus tour gives you good overview. The bus was on schedule most of the time and it was nice to be able to track the bus location with the phone app. The bus staff is very friendly!
We had to wait for almost one hour at the bus-stop for the bus to arrive. (it was supposed to be a 15 minutes schedule). Being on the bus was fine but since the centre of Florence is very small and he bus is not allowed to enter the centre we took a drive around the outskirts, If you don't have a car and are afraid of public transport this bus might be an expensive solution, else it is just a waiste of money.
We chose to utilize the hop on-off bus to get around the city and see the top sights of the city. To finish our day we stayed on and completed the entire loop. It takes a couple hours but you see everything.
Waited for the bus to pick us up from the Michelangelo Piazza for an hour ( it was supposed to be every 15 minutes) when it arrived not even an excuse , bus driver descended for a fag and the guide was very casual and not very interested ! Air conditioning broken at 36 degrees Celsius temperatures ! Horrible ride , would not recommend it , waste of my money !
We have taken Hop on Hop off in other cities. This one in Florence was the worst. The bus only took us for a tour on the outer edge of The city, not any of the famous sites like the Duomo. We got very little information that was helpful. The commentary was canned, no personal anecdotes. The bus barely stopped at any of the stops, never encouraging the hop on, hop off experience. A waste of time and money.