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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.
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
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
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
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
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
its a place you must see if you are in firenze. Ok its a lot of tourists but its genuine and the real deal
The hole old city its amazing and many say its one of the most beatyfull citys in the word..And when you...More
After a couple of days taking in the wonderful museums in Florence, we headed across the river to the Oltrarno neighborhood to get away from the crowds. We simply wandered around as there is so much to see in each shop window or hidden side...More
The artisanal Florentine neighbourhood of Oltrarno just a hop and a skip from the main centre. Palazzo PItti is around one corner, Piazza Santo Spirito around another.Just a short walk from the Pontevecchio in the Santo Spirito area of the Oltrarno neighbourhood, just south of...More
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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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
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 Ponte Vecchio, you can walk plenty around the area without much trouble (i.e. hills).