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Located on the city's left bank, this neighborhood preserves the past.
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Florence, Italy
Piazzale Michelangelo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank VoyagerAimerSourire
Reviewed 13 June 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

1  Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 12 January 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
Reviewed 25 November 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
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Seems strange to attempt a review of an entire area of a city, but on an incredibly crowded Sunday in late October, struggling through the crowd on the Ponte Vecchio was worth the effort, turning right to escape the throng headed towards the Pitti Palace,...More

Thank pisces025
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

...that we would probably stay here next time. Full of character and not as expensive as the main palazzo Vecchio area. Great vibe, a bit boho, loved it

Thank Thumbelina P
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Helen escorted us through the artisan workshops on the Southern bank of the Arno. The tour visited a print maker, a fine metal worker and a jeweller and finished with a cocktail and nibbles in town. The pace was excellent and the artisans were friendly...More

Thank IannSuzanne
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Putting some distance between the craziness playing out on the Ponte Vecchio, cross the bridge, go for a walk. There are some pretty interesting sites here: Pitti Palace, a small 1901 Lutheran Church (probably the only one we've seen thus far in all of Italy),...More

Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Oltrarno, the quarter "on the other side" of the Arno is a lovely more quiet district than some other parts of central Florence and provides a nice contrast. Spirito Square is a nice central square hosting a number of restaurants, one at which we dined...More

2  Thank Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter
Reviewed 10 June 2016

This is a quiet and interesting area of Florence. I recommend going there to learn about restoration of artworks. It is so different than your usual tourist attractions. Educational, enjoyable and I recommend a visit to this area very highly.Great yet peaceful place to go.

Thank travelingal555
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
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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