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Arno, Florence

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Stroll along Arno, the famous Tuscan waterway that divides the city of Florence. Though the river flows through many Italian towns, the most famous stretch of this body of water is in Florence. Take in views of the river as you walk alongside it and explore charming neighborhoods adjacent to its banks. Best of all, multiple bridges connect the river's two sides--including the popular Ponte Vecchio--and feature a number of classic Italian shops. Look for antiques, leather goods, and jewelry as you cross over these bridges. Stop for a lovely photo op on your way and celebrate your crossing with a gelato. To visit Arno on your holiday in Florence, and find out what else Florence has to offer, use our Florence online tour itinerary planner .
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  • Morning walks, even saw people during their walks at dusk or night walks. Especially in the evening hours filled with tourists. Everyone was pounding banged shutters, order taking favorite bridge at dusk. Kawabata, not widely bridge was a cross between will. On both sides of the river is too narrow sidewalks, pedestrians passing around. But I saw people running off the roadway and ran. Walking is fun at any time.
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  • This is a nice, quiet river in the city of Florence. A river has quite an impact on any city, and so it is here too. It makes the city a little bit lovelier than it is. And Florence is a stunning city...  more »
  • It was a beautiful day when we visited and the river just looked so lovely. It has a large volume of water.  more »
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  • My favorite rooftop in Florence. The sunsets are amazing. Here's the deal... Top floor of the hotel. Non guests welcome. Two sides with a giant bar in the middle. The bar side is open all day. The city views here are unmatched. Extensive wine and cocktails available with upgraded bar food. The restaurant is very good, and probably offers the better sunset views. It's a great place to chill and take some killer photos.
  • Great view of Florence but that's pretty much where it stops. Service is terrible and not to the standard of the Westin brand. Drinks menu uninspiring and cocktails a little underwhelming.
  • View was nice, but was the worst service we've ever had at a bar. We went for happy hour where they offer a snack bar (included with a €20 mandatory minimum first drink cost per person). Waited 30 minutes for a table, Then it took almost an hour for them to take our drink order, and it took another hour to get our drinks. The waiter forgot my order twice and had to come back to the table to ask (it wasn't complicated: Johnnie Walker Blue). My drink came out wrong (Johnnie Walker Black), snack bar food was cold.
  • Pricy, but well worth the price food. The view is absolutely gorgeous. Must visit for a chill lunch over the top of the city.
  • Terrible, slow service. Disorganised. Not what I expected from a 5* hotel. The wine bar we found down the road was much more efficient and better value for money. Nice view - only plus point.

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Variety is not a problem when deciding where to stay in Florence. The compact town center is packed with hotels, hostels, and small inns. The drawback of this upmarket central area is that even family-run B&Bs often cost as much as luxury hotels. For more affordable lodgings, explore the area outside the tourist-driven city center. Staying in one of the city's residential neighborhoods allows you to immerse yourself in the daily life of local Florentines. B&Bs and hotels outside the center offer private parking and spacious rooms, all within walking distance of the main tourist sites.
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