Oltrarno

Oltrarno, Florence: Address, Phone Number, Oltrarno Reviews: 4.5/5

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Located on the city's left bank, this neighborhood preserves the past.
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Neighbourhood: Piazzale Michelangelo
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. During good weather, Piazzale Michelangelo provides visitors with a serene space surrounded by the amazing landscape, better if accompanied by a fresh gelato from a local kiosk. During night, visitors will be dazzled by the warm lights of the capital of the Renaissance. Spend a second with the silent Romanesque beauty of the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte: the one that wishes good morning and good night to Florence!
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,018 contributions
Almost like Trastevere. Enchanting views of Florence, unexpensive restaurants and hotel.
Feb 2019
Every tourist metropolis must have an area where tourists can relax from each other. These are the XII and XV arrondissements in Paris or Sarria in Barcelona. Trastevere was like that in Rome, but perhaps it was in the days of Gregory peck and Audrey Hepburn. The meaning of the Oltrarno means the same as Trastevere in Rome: "Beyond the Arno". A small commercial port was here in the middle ages and therefore small artisans settled here. After the construction of the Pitti Palace and the Boboli gardens, villas began to be built here, but the Western part of Oltrarno continued to be a working suburb. There are still no expensive hotels and restaurants here, so you can relax and stay cheap. And the reward will be enchanting views of the beauty of Florence.
Written 3 January 2020
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,514 contributions
SOUTH OF THE ARNO
Apr 2019
This neighborhood, south of the Arno is home to a few attractions and can be very less crowded than other districts. It is loaded with craft shops, restaurants and peaceful piazzas. This neighborhood is ideal for just wandering back streets and alleys. It is also home to the Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens and Santo Spirito Basilica.
Written 15 September 2019
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tuscanpro
Florence, Italy441 contributions
I live here!
Feb 2019 • Solo
Oltrarno is where the true Florence still exists with actual Florentines and artisan shops. Great eateries too!
Written 16 February 2019
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margaretc007
Bethesda, MD4,371 contributions
The other side
Oct 2018 • Solo
Crossing the Arno River via the Ponte Vecchio or the Ponte Santa Trinita, one gets to the other side. Maybe because I was there on a Sunday morning, it had a more deserted feeling than the historic part of Florence. Some of the sights such as the Palazzo Pitti and the Capella Brancacci are located in this part of town.
Written 12 December 2018
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Flo-towner
Florence, Italy50 contributions
Come to the Real Florence = Firenze..
Aug 2018 • Friends
La Rive Gauche - I first lived in the culturally rich area of real florentines savoring the small bakeries, eateries the open markets of Santo Spirito ..The bakeries , small clubs and seeing the beautiful chiesa Del Carmine and San Felice.. Here's where the locals hang out.
Written 12 December 2018
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Rowland45
Iowa City, IA398 contributions
Nice alternative to the more touristy side of the Arno
Oct 2018 • Couples
Crossing the Ponte Vecchio is always a challenge so this year we decided to stay on the Oltrarno (other side of the Arno) for a change. We are very glad we did and have already lined up plans to return next year. The Pitti Palace is the most well known attraction in the area but there is a lot more things on the rise. Do not stop at the end of the bridge. You will be rewarded well for exploring the Oltrarno!
Written 19 November 2018
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
Lively quarter
Sep 2018 • Couples
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, but nowadays it is discovered by tourists and visitors, who admire its medieval charm and lively atmosphere.
Written 8 October 2018
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James H
Arnold, MD833 contributions
Local Florence
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 squares with cafes and affordable restaurants. It is a slice of local color and a lovely place to relax. It also has many significant historic sites of its own that are on the B list of things to see. Highly Recommended
Written 2 October 2018
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artsoul2018
Worthing, UK3 contributions
Very nice guided tour by Florence city guide Irina Emchenko throu Uffici gallery in Florence, skipping unbelievable line
Sep 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 arts and towns history and her worm welcoming leading all the group through that huge gallery, stopping in key points and opening development of rennesance art and society.And we saw Rafael, Boticelly, Micelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci! We are happy about evey euro spent for it....
Written 1 October 2018
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Leonie T
Canada79 contributions
"Making" at its best!
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Written 13 September 2018
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