Among the attractions in the Oltrarno are the massive Pitti Palace, to which the ruling Medici family moved after leaving their residence in the Palazzo Vecchio, and the sprawling Boboli Gardens behind the Pitti. You can also visit the Santo Spirito Basilica (designed by Brunelleschi, who designed the cathedral’s famous dome) and the church of Santa Maria del Carmine (with the fantastic Brancacci Chapel and its Filippino Lippi frescoes).
Keep going through the flatter part of the Oltrarno and you’ll eventually head up staircases and narrow streets into the hills overlooking the city. You know that postcard view you keep seeing all over town? You can see it for yourself from the Piazzale Michelangelo.
Tours & Tickets
Explore Florence by bike and see Michelangelo’s sculpture of 'David' on an exciting Super Saver that combines two top-selling Florence tours at a discounted ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore Florence's Oltrarno neighborhood, on the less-visited (but equally charming) side of the River Arno. Your 3-hour walking tour focuses on the intriguing ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Spend two nights in Rome and one night in Florence on this 4-day independent tour from Venice by train! Choose between 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation and ... Read more
Duration: 4 days (approx.)