Central Florence is split by the Arno River. The main sights - the Duomo, the Uffizi, the Accademia - are on one side of the river, while the neighborhood known as the Oltrarno is on the other. “Oltrarno” actually means “beyond the Arno,” or “the other side of the Arno.”

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.

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Florence Sunset Wine Tour, Florence, null
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Florence Sunset Wine Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Relaxing aperitivo wine tour during sunset in Florence while enjoying typical Tuscan Chianti wine with special crostini snacks. Tour discovering Ponte ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.83
Private Tour: 2 Hours Florence Walking Tour, Florence, Nightlife
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Private Tour: 2 Hours Florence Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Accompanied by your own private guide, you can discover some of the most fascinating locations of Florence city center and top attractions of the city on a 2 ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $144.32
Florence Night Bike Tour, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Florence Night Bike Tour

If you prefer the magic atmosphere and the quiet of the evening this is the perfect tour for you! Safe and easy, do not miss a panoramic tour of Florence on ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.77
Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour

The jewel of Renaissance Italy, Florence is a city of timeless beauty and myriad artistic treasures. Visit Florence at night, when the most famous sites are ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $188.27
Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence, Florence, Walking Tours
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Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence

This private electric bike tour is the best way to discover Florence and its green hills without get tired and enjoying the best panorama!

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.87
4-Hour Oltrarno District Food Walking Tour, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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4-Hour Oltrarno District Food Walking Tour

On our 4-hour walking food tour through Oltrarno – the Florentine equivalent of Paris’ left bank – clients get to taste what makes this city’s cuisine so ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.38
Florence Walking Tour with Wine Tasting at Sunset, Florence, Food Tours
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Florence Walking Tour with Wine Tasting at Sunset

A pleasant guided stroll in the heart of Florence tasting two different Chianti wines at sunset.  Walk along the well-known craftsman district 'Oltrarno' and ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.34
2-Hour Cycling Tour in Florence, Florence, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

2-Hour Cycling Tour in Florence

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Explore the beautiful center city of Florence on this guided bike tour. In two hours you will discover Oltrarno, Piazza Pitti, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Santa ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.13
Skip-The-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour, Florence, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Skip-The-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

A guided walking tour Florence: from the Duomo to Michelangelo's David, discovering the main attractions such as Piazza della Signoria, the Ponte Vecchio and ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.68
Private Tour: Skip the Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour, Florence, Walking Tours
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Private Tour: Skip the Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Florence with a private guide is the best way to experience and get the feeling of this wonderful city.  Discover Florence with a private professional guide ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.64

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