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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. Plan to see Arno and other attractions that appeal to you using our Florence vacation planner.
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  • A little too polluted, ruin the atmosphere of the Ponte Vecchio. I'm not sure how you could intervene to improve it, but leave it makes everything less pleasant.
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  • The main river that flows through the city of Florence-placed along its course-has a certain charm, especially when viewed from a distance but also by bridges. However the water, after the flood of 1966, was no longer the same: think about that before you could even swim in bathing facilities of the municipality. Now the maximum charm has at night, when you see the reflections but do not notice the bathwater ...
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  • This River followed me in my wanderings through Tuscany. A river that seems calm, but that have flooded the city of Florence.
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  • Wonderful panoramic views! Especially at sunset! Aperitif drinks you pay minimum 18€ per drink because it includes access to a buffet of nibbles (i.e pasta, sandwiches, fresh fruits, meats etc). This makes the value of the drink a lot less overpriced. The service wasn't great though. It was hard to get our waiters attention to order drinks or to get our bill. Everyone was very lovely to deal with though and nonetheless we will likely return again before we leave Florence.
  • The view was beautiful. Service was adequate. Everything is overpriced as expected. Food was tasty, but nothing remarkable. I recommend going for a cocktail or coffee. You are paying more for the view.
  • The best 360' terrace in Florence! Try the rooftop restaurant, you won't be disappointed
  • Beautiful rooftop restaurant, recommended for sunset.
  • We went to this restaurant for dinner, on the sixth floor of the Westin Excelsior. Probably the best view possible of Florence from a restaurant ... and with a view so the little things you may overlook. La mise en place is simple and elegant. The menu ranges much but I would expect the ability to have a tasting menu with several courses in that here the tasting are 4 or 6 course meal. The wine list is adequate the dishes are elaborated, refined and tasty ...-Barigoule Artichoke and mushrooms with trumpets and nuts: nice and good, I loved the pairing chestnuts and artichokes-Spaghetti with shellfish, lobster reduction browse: the presentation could be improved as it is not inviting but the taste is sublime ... probably the best dish of the evening-veal fillet tomato and tarragon dressing , chanterelles and artichokes: filet cooked to perfection for a truly Creamy coconut dish autumn-with chocolate and Malibu: the presentation is nearly perfect, only spoiled by the Central Brown decoration; the taste is not excited me the service is elegant but personally I do not like being served by 5 (or 6) different people ... also I think there's an excess of zeal in pouring water and wine for which you simply make a tiny SIP to have it poured and a drinking man in normal gulps means being paid between water and wine about 15 times in a dinner drinks without exaggeration. The surroundings are elegant, the bar is nice and the music of the piano is ideal. The menu prices are proportional to the offer but if it seems too pricey I recommend at least drink which, although expensive, it is a way to enjoy equally the highlight of unrivalled view Se.Sto...la ... You see the Duomo, ponte vecchio, palazzo vecchio, the opera, the Church of the basket and pretty much anything else in Florence because the view is 360°.
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