The Oltrarno ("beyond the Arno") neighborhood might be the last overlooked pocket of the city, worth exploring for its artisan workshops, indie cafés and chic fashion boutiques. 

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Florence Italy, Soprano Suites
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Quelle Tre

Florence Italy Shopping, Quelle Tre
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The Scardigli sisters design colorful clothing and accessories, which they sell in this hybrid shop and lounge.

Soprarno Suites

This small and charming hotel, in a 16th-century palazzo, reflects the owners’ affection for flea market and salvage yard finds. Most of the guest rooms have high frescoed ceilings and oversize windows.From $200;

Marina Calamai

The artist and former fashion designer creates dessert-themed sculptures, paintings, hats and jewelry.

Berberé Craft Pizza & Beer

Farro, einkorn and other house-ground flours make for superb pies, topped with spicy ’nduja and more inventive options.

Florence Travel
Credit: © Francesco Lastrucci

Ditta Artigianale Coffee

This modern café encourages lingering over coffee, American-style, rather than drinking on the run as the Italians do. Choose from Aeropress, siphon and pour-over brews.


This cozy, slow food–minded wine bar focuses on organic and biodynamic wines with a list of more than 100 bottles.