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The Oltrarno Artisan Charm: San Frediano

The Florence of artisans and novels: discovering Diladdarno

Made famous by a famous novel by Vasco Pratolini (The girls of San Frediano), Borgo San Frediano is one of the most renowned places in Florence. The district, located in Diladdarno, as the Florentines say, was once home to the workshops of the Oltrarno artisans. Today the district has been elected among the trendiest places in the world. Certainly the intimate and almost magical atmosphere that reigns in the streets of San Frediano helps to accentuate its charm and beauty. With its narrow streets and small pavements overlooked by the artisan shops, San Frediano welcomes tourists and visitors who love to immerse themselves in the most authentic Florence and its history. The Borgo di San Frediano holds artistic treasures of unparalleled beauty such as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Carmine, with the Brancacci Chapel decorated by Masaccio and the Basilica of San Frediano in Cestello. In San Frediano we also find Piazza del Tiratoio, whose name derives from the wool processing plant that once stood here, and was called the tiratoio.

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The Oltrarno Artisan Charm: San Niccolò

Among the most fascinating areas of Florence, the San Niccolò district of the Florentine Oltrarno, has to certainly be one. It is not a real historical district, but it is so beautiful and characteristic that over the centuries it has taken on its own physiognomy, a very specific name and a fame that goes beyond the city walls. San Niccolò is the part of Florence that has completely preserved its medieval atmosphere: with the massive 13th century walls still intact and cobbled streets, the San Niccolò neighborhood resembles a small Tuscan village, yet it is extremely close to Santa Croce and Ponte Vecchio.

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The Workshops of The Master Craftsmen

Tradition, Elegance, Beauty

The master craftsmen have given prestige to the “Made in Florence” brand and are connoisseurs of ancient crafts handed down from generation to generation. Their products in leather, hide and more become real works of art, synonymous with prestige and product quality. The experience of visiting a Florentine artisan workshop and seeing a craftsman at work is certainly not to be missed for those who choose Florence as a destination for their journey. From hand-painted Florentine marbled paper, to how the famous semi-precious stone salesman is worked by the only craftsman who still produces it, the goldsmith shops, the framers, the restorers.

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Sesto Fiorentino

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Discovering Florence with eletric scooter

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The Artisan Charm of the Oltrarno: Santo Spirito

The heart of the Oltrarno is the Santo Spirito district with its square of the same name. Animated by day by markets, tourists and art students, Piazza Santo Spirito is one of the places of choice for Florentine nightlife. In the evening, when the artisan workshops and art studios close their doors, nightclubs, restaurants and cafés frame this wonderful location.

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I was a little scared at first since I’ve never driven a Vespa before but the guy at the store was very helpful and great at teaching me what to do! I’m very little so I had trouble using the kick stand and holding up the bike on my own so I was glad I had someone in my group to help me. It wasn’t too busy on the roads when I did it and I don’t think I would want to do it if it were any busier. Overall it was a great experience for my first time driving a Vespa!

Eleanor Landis

Esperienza del tutto unica, fortunatamente per me anche a due passi dall hotel, personale molto gentile ed educato, anche nel spiegarti e consigliarti che tipo di itinerario poteva piacermi a secondo le mie esigenze.
Mezza giornata in giro per Firenze e fuori porta a visitare posti che magari a piedi ci stavi giorni. Ad un prezzo ragionevole. Non ho avuto bisogno neanche di fare ricarica, ho camminato in modalità Eco,poi le ultime ore in Modalità power. Bellissima esperienza!

Filippo Zuccaro

Esperienza davvero unica con tour al Castello di Verrazzano, personale davvero gentile e cordiale.
Consigliata!

Giorgio Lorini

Great experience! If you want a 1/2 day experience where you can explore Florence and want something adventurous, this is the way to go. This place was nice, as they allowed me to come earlier than scheduled. Overall would do again.

Connor K

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