Florence’s Bus C3 Resumes Service

The Christmas season marks the return of the C3 bus to Florence’s public transport. This compact vehicle is used for inner-city transport in the historical center, which has experienced a 21-month period of suspension to prevent the spread of COVID. The reestablishment of this bus line was after an agreement was forged between Autolinea Toscana and the Comune of Firenze to begin the bus’s transit on December 24, along with the guidelines to ensure that it complied with current health and safety regulations. 

There will be three separate C3 vehicles operating from 7 am to 8 pm, which will have 22 seats operating at 80% capacity. These are newer, slightly larger, models which are hybrid instead of powered solely by electricity. There will be a total of 100 loops taken by each bus every day, which will connect the Leopolda T1 stop to Piazza Beccaria in both directions. This transit line has a total of 15 stops, passing through Via Il Prato, Via Curtatone, Lungarno Vespucci, Via dei Serragli, Via Sant’Agostino (passing in front of Santo Spirito), Piazza Pitti, Lungarno Torrigiani, Via Verdi, Via Ghibellina, Via della Mattonaia and many more. 

Once C3 returns, both it and C4 will be the only active inner city buses of their type. A return of C1 and C2, which are planned to be powered through electricity, is currently being considered. (nelson matos)

To read more in Italian, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.