Florence Neighborhoods

Around the Duomo

Around the Duomo, Florence

The neighborhood surrounding the Duomo, one of Italy’s largest cathedrals, is packed during the day with Florence tourists marveling at Renaissance masterpieces and historical treasures, and well-to-do shoppers ... more


Chianti, Florence

Roughly twenty miles south of Florence, the Chianti region is thought by many to be the most beautiful area in all of Italy, though one could argue that their judgment might be impaired by the emenso amount of ... more


Oltrarno, Florence

Just a short walk across Ponte Vecchio is Oltrarno, a diverse neighborhood populated by hipsters and alternative types that offers the best snapshot of young Florentine life. One of the more vibrant ... more

San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo, Florence

San Lorenzo is a sacred destination, literally. Named for the 3rd Century Christian martyr, the neighborhood is home to the famous Basilica di San Lorenzo, one of the largest churches in Florence, which also ... more

Santa Croce

Santa Croce, Florence

The most socially active district of Florence, Santa Croce is frequented nightly by an international mix of amiable party-seekers who pour out of the winding roads lined with leather shops and other Florentine ... more

Santa Maria Novella

Santa Maria Novella, Florence

An incredibly diverse corner of Florence, Santa Maria Novella is home to many quiet cafés, neighborhood pubs, and riverside wine bars, not to mention a couple of raging discos and some biker bars that add a touch ... more

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