Ok here we go with a well worn topic on parking in Florence. Need some advice please for anyone in the know.
We are in Florence for 5 days over New Years eve (28/12 to 2/1) & we have no choice but to bring our car as we are travelling from Greece & stopping in Rome etc.
I have read all the posts & also a good one on Lonely Planet but still not 100% sure what to do.
I have a price of 125€ for 5 days in secure garage parking one street from where we're staying, but my question is:
Is there a cheaper hassle free way of parking out of town for 5 days (maybe park & ride or something) & then getting a tram into Central Florence (we are staying on Via Ghibellina near Santa Croce) We wont need the car whilst in Florence but there will be 5 of us with luggage but some are kids so not as if we can split the cost.
Seeing as its New Years eve (& I know how busy it can be as have been before) would you advise to "bite the bullet" & pay for the parking & have some peace of mind??
Any advice would be much appreciated