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Located on the city's left bank, this neighborhood preserves the past.
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

This lively quarter is located south of the Arno river, hence its name which is meaning “beyond the Arno”. It reminds me on the Trastavere part in Rome, full of small shops, nice bars and great restaurants. It was once a “blue-collar” and artisan district,...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is the artsy fartsy part of Florence. More students and families and workers. It has many small shops making local goods and many craftsmen. It is just a short walk over the Arno from the hustle and bustle of old Florence to find local...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

In a moment, when we allready lost hope to see from inside Florence cultural riches, we has been offered 1.5 hour tour in 1/2 hour. We unfortunatelly had just 1 day for that wonderfull town, it was not cheep, but Irina was really knowlegable in...More

Thank artsoul2018
Reviewed 14 September 2018

No visit to Florence is complete without a visit to the Oltrarno area. This is where the many 'makers' are producing the most wonderful items. Tailors, milleners, furniture makers, gilders, ceramicists etc. make the most gorgeous items.

Thank Leonie T
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Situated across the Arno away from the hustle of the city centre the Oltrarno district centres around the Spito Santo Church. Its a great place to base yourself for a visit to the city as you can walk over the bridges into the main tourist...More

Thank sennockred
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for walk away from the crowds, Oltrarno would be a perfect choice. Dive into the side streets radiating from Palazzo Pitti, walk to the beautiful world Basilica di Santo Spirito, enjoy local atmosphere, cozy cafes, old pathways... and the banks of...More

1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If you want to be away from the big tourist crowds, this is the right place. This is still part of the historical Florence, but here are moch more locals. The restaurants are here axcellent and very different from the oturist place. There are very...More

1  Thank 545medva
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We crossed the river intentionally looking for this neighborhood. It was noticeably quieter with a lot less tourists. The shops were beautifully staged and the building facades just lovely. The massive doors drew me in. We stopped in a little cafe for drinks on the...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We liked it here as we were taken by our Italian client really enjoyed the area and the food places which are superb

Thank Martino B
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Our walking tour took us to the southside of the Arno. This area is still part of the historical area of Florence as the Pitti Palace and Boboli gardins are located here. This area is however quite a pleasant neighbourhood. It feels like a residential...More

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Just outside the ancient walls of Florence, Viale
Michelangiolo starts. It is a winding road rimmed by
wonderful poplars and holm oaks. The long ascent opens
up to the most beautiful and famous panoramic
viewpoint of Florence: Piazzale Michelangelo, where an
elevated terrace offers visitors an incomparable and
breathtaking view of the entire city from above.
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24 May 2016|
Response from AlaskansinOR | Reviewed this property |
The area we explored, right across the river, was just as "flat" as the rest of Florence. As you get further away from the river you go the more hilly it gets. If you just walk across one of the bridges, especially the... More