make sure you take out good travel insurance - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
you must carry ID with you at all times
bring with you a copy of your passport personal details page, in case you lose or have your passport stolen
if you lose your passport, or have it stolen, you will need to get an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) from the British Consulate in Rome which is 1 - 2 hours by train, or from the British Consulate-General in Milan which is 2-3 hours by train
you’ll need to supply a police report, flight reservation and 1 photo; the fee is €131
Getting to the stadium
the official meeting point for Tottenham Hotspur supporters is between 4:30pm and 6pm at the Santa Maria Novella railway station
special shuttle buses will be laid on from the meeting area to transfer Tottenham Hotspur supporters to the Artemio Franchi stadium
journey time by bus is around 30 minutes
alternatively there are the regular buses – lines 7, 17, 20 (visit the Ataf Florence transport website for detailed information as bus lines and itineraries might be changed at short notice)
Florence public transport service usually finishes at around 11pm
local authorities have enforced a restriction on both the sale and consumption of alcohol in Florence on the 25th and 26th February.
no glass and plastic bottles, cans, poles, drums, megaphones, flares and pyrotechnics
All premises selling alcohol must close at midnight on 25/2 and on 26/2 in the historic city centre (Unesco site) and inside the ring roads, left and right banks of river Arno as well as in the surroundings of the stadium on 26/2.
The sale of all alcohol for take away purposes including beverages in tins and bottles is banned in the historic city centre from 2pm until midnight of 25/2 and from 2pm until midnight of 26/2 in the stadium area; from 2pm to 6pm on 26/2 in Santa Maria Novella railway station and the area outside it (official meeting point).
from 2pm of 25/2 to 4am of 27/2 it is forbidden to carry large quantities of alcohol above the quantity deemed for individual use and its consumption in public streets.