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River Arno Tours

Visitors to Florence will no doubt walk along and cross over the river that runs through the city center; and while it’s possible to see the city these days without paying much attention to the river, that wasn’t always the case. The Arno River was once an incredibly important river to central Italy, serving as a “highway” that brought shipments from the sea and brought warring soldiers from neighboring cities. Today, the River Arno may not be as critical an avenue for shipping or armies, but it’s no less important to the identity of Tuscany.

The Arno River runs through Florence, as well as the cities of Pisa, Empoli, and Arezzo. Florence’s famous Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”) spans the Arno, and hotel rooms with a river view usually command high prices. Also note that the part of central Florence located on the opposite side of the river from the Duomo and train station is known as the “Oltrarno,” or “other Arno,” meaning the other side of the Arno River.

The Arno isn’t always peaceful and romantic, however, as the river has flooded on several occasions, most notably in 1966 when 40 people died and many of Florence’s priceless art was damaged or destroyed. Today, you can still see flood markers on many buildings - but you’ll need to look up, as the water reached roughly 22 feet (6.7 meters) in the city center.

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3.5-hour Small-Group Food Tasting and Sunset Walking Tour of Florence, Florence, null
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3.5-hour Small-Group Food Tasting and Sunset Walking Tour of Florence

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Set off as the sun dips over the horizon and spend an unforgettable 3.5-hours eating, drinking and walking around Florence’s hippest neighborhood.  Your local ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.39
Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour, Florence, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Florence Medici Mile Walking Tour

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Relive a unique era as you stroll through the history, the richness, and the secrets of the powerful dynasty which made possible the great Renaissance period, ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.84
Florence Stand Up Paddle Tour On The River Arno, Florence, Walking Tours
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Florence Stand Up Paddle Tour On The River Arno

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Take a break from the crowds on this 2-hour stand-up paddle tour of Florence. Enjoy the easy cruise down the River Arno as you see the sights from a new ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.36
Full-Day Tour of Florence from Rome with Transfers, Rome, Stand Up Paddleboarding
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Tour of Florence from Rome with Transfers

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Explore the Renaissance city of Florence on a full-day tour from Rome. In this Tuscan capital, you will see medieval sites, a picturesque view of the valley, ...  Read more

Location: Rome, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $247.08
Small Group Tuscany Day Trip From Florence with Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano, Florence, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Small Group Tuscany Day Trip From Florence with Chianti, Siena and San Gimignano

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

If you want to enjoy the best of Tuscany’s culture, food and history without the hassle of trying to find your way around its beautiful but often confusing ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $189.78
The Mythic Vespa Tour of Florence Hills and Chianti Countryside, Florence, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

The Mythic Vespa Tour of Florence Hills and Chianti Countryside

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy the ultimate experience on the two wheels of this iconic scooter, riding the Italian myth of freedom and joy of living, along the sinuous Tuscan roads ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 150 to 210 mins

From USD $107.43
Family-Oriented Florence Walking Tour With History, Folklore and Gelato, Florence, Vespa, Scooter & ... 
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Family-Oriented Florence Walking Tour With History, Folklore and Gelato

Set out on a 2-hour walking tour of Florence that caters to the entire family. Join your guide on the streets of this Renaissance city and learn about its ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.78
Florence Small Group Walking Tour, Florence, Kid Friendly Tours & Activities
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Florence Small Group Walking Tour

Join this small group tours and discover the city of Florence and the magic of the Renaissance in just 3 hours. The professional English-speaking guides will ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.46
Through the mistery of Florence private tour, Florence, Walking Tours
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Through the mistery of Florence private tour

If you are interested in mysteries and secrets, book our tour of the mystery of Florence. With our 2 hours tour with private licensed guide you will walk ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.74
Small group walking Tour of Florence, Florence, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Small group walking Tour of Florence

Discover Florence best renaissance locations with a small group of people and a friendly professional English speaking guide! In just 3 hours you will walk ...  Read more

Location: Florence, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.46

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