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Di quà e Diladdarno

On this side and that side of the Arno river 


Claudio Villa sang, “The silver Arno reflects the heavens.”

It’s true because, since its foundation, Florence has maintained a close, often tormented, relationship with its main river.

We remember the famous flood but also historical football matches played on an iced-over Arno. It’s so important for the Florentines that the town is divided into two parts: depending on whether you are Di quà d’Arno (on this side) that is the first inhabited area where the town of Florence developed – or Di là d’Arno - later becoming Diladdarno - (on that side) the south district or Oltrarno, which developed in the Middle Ages.

We’ll follow the river on foot discovering princes’ palaces, famous hotels, perfect and historic bridges. We’ll talk about the Middle Ages but also about Art Nouveau in the past and present.

The frame for this tour is the magnificent landscape offered by the Florentine river streets (lungarni).

A tour for those who already know Florence or for those who wish to discover different aspects of a town.


You’ll see : Chiesa di Ognissanti, Lungarno Vespucci, Piazza Goldoni, farmacia Munster,Ponte alla Carraia, Lungarno e Palazzo Corsini, Palazzo Gianfigliazzi, Ponte S.Trinita,Lungarno Acciaiuoli, Ponte Vecchio, Ponte alle Grazie, chiesa di San Niccolò,Piazza Demidoff, Casa Siviero, Piazza Poggi.

The tour takes about 2 hrs.

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