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Oltrarno

Florence, Italy
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Located on the city's left bank, this neighborhood preserves the past.
  • Excellent54%
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pitti palace” (10 reviews)
“ponte vecchio” (8 reviews)
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Florence, Italy
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"ponte vecchio"
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"local artisans"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed July 9, 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

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Reviewed June 23, 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 May 13, 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

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Reviewed April 16, 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

Thank Della G
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

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

1  Thank QuartoDAltinoKarin
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

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

1  Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
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Reviewed June 13, 2017

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

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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

I would not recommend that you specifically seek out this place. But if you are going to Pizzale Michelangelo or some other place across the river, you would do well to get into the narrow lanes of this quiet and quaint place. Our guide on...More

Thank Dhiraj H
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Reviewed November 24, 2016

The Centro is of course a very busy place. But on the Oltrarno, you can hear your own footsteps in quiet, beautiful streets. You have to go a few blocks away from the Arno but soon you will find places where you can just enjoy...More

1  Thank RonL40
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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
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