Moving to or from Florence? We have regular vehicles servicing all of your Italy relocation needs.
From full relocations to shared loads, baggage and even single items; let Matthew James take the stress out of your removal
EUROPEAN SHARED LOAD
A part/shared load service is a cost effective way to move your goods to and from your destination. The reason this service is so cost effective is that you share the vehicle with other consignments and therefore the vehicle costs are also shared. All consignments are individually prepared, numbered, labelled and inventoried to ensure all items are correctly delivered to you. The main advantage of a part load service is that you will receive the Matthew James service of excellence at the most cost effective price.
EUROPEAN PREMIUM SERVICE
A direct service combines Matthew James’ service of excellence with the added advantage of a dedicated collection date and express delivery timescale. Handling of your effects is minimised as they remain on the same vehicle throughout. Although your delivery will be carried out in conjunction with other clients’ consignments, this means you will share the cost of the vehicle and your consignment will be prioritised for onward delivery typically within 7-10 days of collection.
EUROPEAN DEDICATED SERVICE
A dedicated service gives you the flexibility to choose your collection and delivery dates. This service means you will have exclusive use of one of our bespoke removal vehicles. This service guarantees the Matthew James service of excellence and peace of mind that your moving dates can be fixed, allowing you the convenience to make travel arrangements and plan your arrival. All delivery dates are subject to EU laws on driving time. We can confirm the timing prior to any booking.
MOVING TO FLORENCE FROM THE UK? LET US ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS.
At Matthew James Removals we have the local knowledge and industry experience to manage all of your relocation needs, wherever in Florence you choose to move. With 3 generations of experience, a customised vehicle fleet and frequent services, you can be sure you’re the most capable hands in Florence.
Reasons to relocate to Florence with Matthew James…
- Range of tailored services
- Depots in Madrid, Barcelona & Costa del Sol
- Weekly moving services
- Dedicated team of professionals
- Door-to-door care
- Customs clearance assistance
- Years of local knowledge
- 3 generations of experience
- Customised vehicle fleet
- Bespoke crating
- BAR, IAM and ISO 9001 accredited
- Superior quality packing materials
- All loads inventoried by our own staff
- Meticulous attention to detail
Florence, nestled in the heart of Italy’s famed Tuscany region, is regarded by many the world over as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, no wonder it is UNESCO World Heritage Listed. Known also as being the birthplace of the Renaissance, and along with a warm and sunny Mediterranean climate, Florence definitely has a lot to boast about (specifically that according to stories it might have invented gelato).
Weekly services to Florence
At Matthew James Removals we offer regular services to and from Florence, throughout the year. From dedicated removals to shared-loads or even single items, we offer a service to meet your requirements. Our expertise, know-how, local knowledge and specialist vehicles make us the obvious choice for moving to Florence.
We are proud to be BAR International Associates (British Association of Removers) and members of IAM; the world’s largest trade association for the global moving industry. Our management systems have been assessed to ISO 9001 standards.
Our storage facilities in Europe
All of our depots in the UK and Spain offer fully containerised storage facilities in modern and secure warehouses. Shared-loads are consolidated at our depots in the UK and Spain for onwards transport to Florence and beyond.
Your consignment is automatically covered up to £50,000 for total loss in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as a fire or flood. In addition to this we can arrange a full-cover insurance policy via our brokers upon request.
Fashion, tourism, and the automotive industry are big employers in the city. The job market is very competitive, and much like in Milan, face-to-face networking is the best way to find a job, rather than looking online or trying to approach a company without prior introduction. For those who haven’t grasped as much Italian as they would like, there are many English /TEFL schools spread across the city. But of course, some knowledge of Italian is a major advantage when communicating with potential employers.
The city’s transport system is lack-lustre at best, but this is because the city is so small that there really isn’t a need for something like a metro system. As driving is scarce in Florence (which translates to a lack of air pollution), you will need to rely on the bus service to move around. The city’s main hub of activity, however, is concentrated around a 10-block radius so really everything is in walking distance. This is important, because Florence really is a city for walkers, and before you get excited, there isn’t a strong culture of cycling in the city as there aren’t any bike lanes. The train system means Florence is well connected though, and Santa Maria Novella will get you many other destinations across the country.
The cost of living in the city is less than many other major cities in Italy, though property prices remain relatively high due to the city being a top tourist destination. But the same rules apply, the further you go from the city centre, the cheaper the property (smaller and equally beautiful cities such as Prato and Pistoia can be found less than an hour away by train). You will want to look towards the south of the city for a little peace and quiet, as all of the tourist destinations are in the north. For family friendly districts, try the Campo di Marte which boasts a large sports complex and playground for the kids, or Bagno a Ripolito which is a short distance from the Florence International School. Slightly livelier areas include the Piazza di Santo Spirito and Via dei Benci.
Florence has the highest concentration of art anywhere in the world, and highlights include The Birth of Venus by Botticelli’s at The Uffizi Gallery, and Michelangelo’s breathtaking sculpture David at the Galleria dell’Accademia. Food lovers will want to visit the Mercato Centrale, a two story market where vendors sell everything you could possible want. For a quieter change of pace, visit the Boboli gardens or the Giardino Bardini, or higher a paddle board a travel down the Arno river to experience Florence for a completely different perspective.
POPULAR PLACES TO LIVE IN AND AROUND FLORENCE
San Marco – Santo Spirito – Santa Croce – Via Bolognese – Borgo San Frediano – Oltrarno – Gavinana – Campo Marte – Cure – San Jacopino – Coverciano – Piazza Alberti – Bellariva – Varlungo – Isolotto