This lively, busy neighbourhood in Florence is characterised by small local restaurants serving traditional food and good wine, which make it one of the most popular meeting places for young locals.
Located on the left bank of the River Arno, it is famous for the Porta San Niccolò, an old tower built to defend the city, and the panoramic views over some of the city’s major historical and artistic sights.
The narrow, winding streets that follow the river lead to the Piazzale Michelangelo and Forte Belvedere up the historical Le Rampe flight of steps.
Forte Belvedere is a fort on the top of Boboli hill and Piazzale Michelangelo is a square and viewpoint with spectacular views over the whole city and its romantic hills.
Two minutes away from Piazzale Michelangelo, a magnificent flight of steps leads to the spectacular church of San Miniato. Be sure not to miss the famous Giardino delle Rose [Rose Gardens], open all year round, and the Giardino dell’Iris [Iris Gardens], open only in May.
All this and much more, only a few metres from the Ponte Vecchio and a few minutes’ walk from the top attractions in the historic city centre.