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Located on the city's left bank, this neighborhood preserves the past.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oltrarno is where the true Florence still exists with actual Florentines and artisan shops. Great eateries too!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tuscanpro
Reviewed December 12, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Flo-towner
Reviewed November 19, 2018

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Rowland45
Reviewed October 8, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank James H
Reviewed October 1, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leonie T
Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sennockred
Reviewed July 31, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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
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May 23, 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