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Carte Gio in Florence, pick this up for movie discounts, free bike rental in Florence


Hello everyone,

I just got mine last week and I would recommend any student OR person under 35 y/old to pick up this card at the Casa Della Creativita ( near the duomo ) http://www.casadellacreativita.it/it/informazio…

The city of Florence has a new service that loans bicycles for free to the city’s youth. All you have to do is get a Carta Giò card, the city’s new student card, at Palazzo Giovane, in Vicolo S. Maria Maggiore 1.

Carta Giò gives students an array of discounts throughout the city. For a complete list of stores, theaters, etc. that give student discounts, see


The hours for getting a bike are: Mondays and Fridays from 10am to 12am, and Thursdays from 3 to 5, vicolo Santa Maria Maggiore, 1
tel. 055218310

You also get signed up to AIG or the italian hotel/hostel association which provides discounts to overseas travel accomodation

You get 10% off classes such as Judo, kick boxing, hip hop and more at via Gordigiani, 20/M
tel. 055362090

You get an extension of the student discounted rate for monthly bus passes with ATAF until age 25

At the casa della creativita you can get lunch for 5 euros, first plate , water and coffee, or for 6 euros a main course, side, water and coffee

You get discounts at theatre shows and a free first theatre lesson with Scuola di Teatro in Via Cocchi, 17 (zona Campo di Marte)

Reduced price at Astra due movie hall which plays original ( english and more ) movies , 5.50 instead of 7 from Monday to Thursday, piazza Beccaria
Tel. 0552343666

You can get entrance to hear Tuscan Orchestra at Via verde for 7 euros instead of 12

Reduced ticket price for Florence’s 50 days of International movie festival at the Odeon Cinehall

10% at Zecchi Colori Belle Arte ( Art supply store ) , Via dello Studio, 19/r
Tel. 055211470

Theres many more discounts so click the link above to see them all.. it really is great considering the card is FREE

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve already seen 3 movies and am renting a free bike this week! :)

Posted November 8th, 2010