Jun 17, 2013 - 01:53 PM
You will take the train to Florence from the Centrale station in downtown Milano.
Jun 17, 2013 - 08:48 PM
Kathy is right. An alternative is to take the private Italo train from Porta Garibaldi station. This is centrally located and less busy than Centrale. Fares and travel time are about the same as the state railway (trenitalia), but Italo are a bit more comfortable. Travel time is about 1h 50m. Trains run hourly at about half past the hour. Italo trains can be easily booked on-line at italotreno.it/en