San Frediano Tours
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Entering the neighborhood of San Frediano means historically passing through the Porta San Frediano, which was once a door to the walled city, leading to one of Florence’s most popular residential areas in the present day. The trendy area has a variety of culture, cuisine, and art that contribute to its cosmopolitan feel. The neighborhood is home to many artisans that have kept their workshops here for decades. It has been compared to the SoHo neighborhood of New York City. Many will cross the bridges on the river from the historic city center to enjoy a greater variety of food and drink in a less expensive price range.
After crossing through the Porta San Frediano, the Chiesa San Frediano in Cestello becomes visible. The 17th century church was built on the site of an older monastery, Santa Maria degli Angeli, which was founded in 1450.
San Frediano is located on the left side of the Arno River (Oltrarno) with its main landmark, the Chiesa di San Frediano, located on the riverbank.
Address: Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Italy
4 Tours and Activities to Experience San Frediano
Experience the magic of a Tuscan sunset in Florence with a traditional Italian aperitivo on this evening tour. Soak up the atmosphere of the Renaissance capital after dark as you follow your guide on a walking tour around the historic center and the districts of Oltrarno and San Frediano. Admire illuminated landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Santo Spirito church, and the Duomo as you explore the city, and stop along the way to sip Chianti wine and nibble on delicious Tuscan ‘crostini’.
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Face masks required for guides in public areas
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A ride through the city of Florence, admiring its squares, churches, palaces. We will discover the little wine windows, small openings used for the sale of wine directly on the street and located on many ancient Florentine palaces. We don't run but we pedal at the pace you prefer to be able to enjoy the landscape and the tranquility of this entirely flat route that will make you discover the historic center of Florence. Not only the most popular tourist places but also small streets and squares that are not always indicated in the guides. The final surprise of our walk will be a glass of wine served directly from an ancient wine window of a Florentine palace!
With its iconic Renaissance masterpieces and stunning architecture, Florence is rightly one of the most-visited cities in Italy. But to avoid the crowds, seek out some of the city’s hidden gems with our tour. Oltrarno neighborhood of Florence. This is a quieter part of the tourist-heavy city. Tour the labyrinthine streets around Palazzo Pitti where you will find a wealth of tiny artisan shops, from shoemakers, goldsmiths, and leather bookbinders, to shops for ceramics and inlaid stones. If you are truly inspired, learn the craft of shoemaking as an apprentice at the Stefano Bemer shoe atelier. A short distance away from the impressive Piazza Pitti, you will visit some of the extraordinary workshops and admire local artisans at work in San Frediano district
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
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