|Address||:||- Florence, Tuscany, Italy|
|Rating Summary||:||4.0 / 5 (422 Reviews)|
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06 January 2018
I would like to know of pleasant walks along the Arno banks on the outskirts of the city ..please can you help ?
The park area to the west of the city would provide you with walks along the river. Other pavements running through the city are very narrow and difficult to walk along especially with roads right next to you. (Response from Donk1)
WoeSha (Arnhem, The Netherlands)
11 June 2018
Gorgeous at night (5.0 / 5)
I highly recommend a stroll after dark. Get a gelato and take your time walking along the river, glistening with lights. Especially with a loved one.
David T (Christchurch, New Zealand)
10 June 2018
Alive (4.0 / 5)
Swarms of picture-takers all day and all night. A real centre of Florence attractions. A massive gentle flow of murky water.
02 June 2018
Without this river there had been no Ponte Vecchio (4.0 / 5)
A significant part of Florence's soul is found in this wide river that runs straight through the city and share the center a little in two parts. There are hardly any natural river banks without high stone walls on both sides of the water, which...
30 April 2018
Worth a visit (3.0 / 5)
Take the time to walk along the river in the early morning - great light and few people. Keep the sun behind you for the best pics
SoCalOregonian (Murrieta, California)
29 April 2018
IL FIUME ARNO (4.0 / 5)
This river runs through Florence on an East/West line, bisecting the city. Fewer tourists tend to flock to the southern side, whereas the northern side is heavily congested. There is a walkway along side the river, or you can just walk along the roads that...
Vickie F (Vari, Greece)
28 March 2018
Early walks (5.0 / 5)
I loved every minute walking along the river. Florence is a live museum but you will feel the need to get away from the cultural shock. The perfect getaway is a walk along the river. My favorite time was early in the morning when the...
Titus D (Sri Lanka)
02 March 2018
Arno River is lovely to add as a piece in beautiful Florence. (4.0 / 5)
Arno River is lovely to add as a piece in beautiful Florence. The Arno (the river) is what completes this beautiful city. Arno has lots of faces. It may get peaceful, fun, lonely and romantic. There are beautiful views of sunsets over this river in...
ReneGA89 (Rome, Italy)
01 February 2018
The symbol of the city (5.0 / 5)
One of the symbols of this city. the river cross Florence as well as Pisa and it is a good choice to walk along the "Lungoarno" and adore not only Ponte Vecchio but also the buildings that face this magnificent river in which you can...
05 January 2018
Lovely Boat Tour of the Arno (3.0 / 5)
On our second night in Florence, we took a one hour guided boat tour up and down the Arno river. It was accompanied by a tour guide and a glass of Prosecco. It was a nice, relaxing way to end the day. The boat tour...
Mike K (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada)
20 December 2017
Pretty views from the bridges (4.0 / 5)
The Arno River is supposedly the most important river of central Italy after the Tiber, bisecting Florence. The river flooded Florence in earlier days but most recently in 1966 after heavy rainfall. The flow rate of the Arno is irregular. It can easily go from...
Donk1 (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
24 November 2017
Pleasant photograph opportunity (3.0 / 5)
This is a body of water running through the centre of Florence. Great for taking photographs and getting your bearings, but not a place for you to sit next to as there are no bars/cafes/restaurants which would enable you to see it. Busy roads run...
David C (Walsall, United Kingdom)
18 November 2017
Pleasant walk (4.0 / 5)
We walked along the river which was pleasant. It was much quieter on the opposite side to the main body of the city and some really good views looking back.
Leedsaway67 (Barnsley, United Kingdom)
28 October 2017
Relaxing stroll down the river side! (4.0 / 5)
This is a beautiful river that cuts Florence in two. Lovely bridges & lots of water based activities on Saturday.
Serviceprof (Naples, Florida)
10 October 2017
Point of reference when visiting Florence (3.0 / 5)
Not sure where you are amongst the maze of streets. Just ask a native, "Which way to the Arno River?" Great photo opportunities, especially at sunset. Numerous bridges cross the river, the most famous of which is Ponte Vecchio.
DeanMurphy2020 (Orlando, Florida)
30 September 2017
Significant in history (5.0 / 5)
Arno River in Tuscany is the most important river of central Italy, after the Tiber. It discharges at the mouth 3,900 cubic feet per second. The Arno originates on Mount Falterona and flows southwest through Florence and Pisa, flowing to the Tyrrhenian Sea (part of...
Jerry R (Branchburg, New Jersey)
29 September 2017
More noted for Its Bridges that Cross It and the Destruction It Caused (3.0 / 5)
There are rivers and there are rivers. This is more a wide and shallow creek. Having said this, I cannot stress enough as to how important a guide, even just for a few hours lends to the appreciation. The Arno has been the cause of...
EUcivilization (Beverly Hills, Michigan)
27 September 2017
Polluted and green (3.0 / 5)
Not a nice sight this river. Quite a bit of rubbish and very green with slime on the edges. Didn't seem to smell so that's good.
BigHugh51 (Adelaide, Australia)
19 September 2017
A splendid, wide river! (4.0 / 5)
While in Florence for a one day visit we had been to see the very crowded Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River. This gave us the opportunity to spend some time taking a close look at the river. It is a splendid, wide river which...
NasCee (Milan, Italy)
06 September 2017
The heart of Firenze (5.0 / 5)
This is the image that every traveller holds of Firenze, the Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. They take you back in time to when men and horses walked these cobbled streets, to when the Medici ruled ... Italy is like no other place on earth!
Phayao13 (Stockholm, Sweden)
31 August 2017
Soothing to look at, the Arno gives Florence a distinctive feel (5.0 / 5)
We went out for a late night stroll along the Arno after a very warm day in Florence. The heat haze had dissipated and the water reflected almost perfectly the bridges and buildings along this majestic river. We hope the photo that we uploaded of...
Dimitris L (Sydney, Australia)
16 August 2017
Nice, quiet River (4.0 / 5)
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. The Arno...
eliza836 (Tauranga, New Zealand)
08 August 2017
Calm River (4.0 / 5)
It was a beautiful day when we visited and the river just looked so lovely. It has a large volume of water.
SoCalOregonian (Murrieta, California)
13 June 2017
FIUME ARNO (4.0 / 5)
The river Arno bisects the city of Florence in an east/west direction. This split is divided between the northern side where most tourists congregate and the southern side where few tourists venture. Nice locations along either side for photographic opportunities.
Phayao13 (Stockholm, Sweden)
13 June 2017
Most beautiful at sunset (4.0 / 5)
An alternative to sitting along the river is to visit a roof top bar, for example La Terrazza Continentale. A different view of Arno and its surrounding bridges
teresa P (Barcelona, Spain)
12 June 2017
More than a Crossword Answer (4.0 / 5)
I first heard of the Arno River as a crossword answer for 'Italian River'. But to see it is something else entirely. The Arno flows 150-miles down from the Appenine Mountains and empties into the Gulf of Genoa, past Pisa. It's criss-crossed by many bridges,...
11 June 2017
I visited it because of "Alfred's Fantasy" (4.0 / 5)
Alfred: [to Bruce] ..... I went to Florence, there's this cafe, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening, I'd sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy, that I would look across the tables and I'd see you there, with...
Life-is-an-Adventure (Canada & Israel)
10 June 2017
It's just a river! (4.0 / 5)
But a very pretty one.You can gaze upon it from any of the bridges or walk along its banks. You should see it both at day and at night, which gives its own charm. Frequently there are rowers on the river. And by the way...
Flyngdtchmn (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
24 May 2017
Completing the view (4.0 / 5)
Arno River separates two sides of Firenze. Without the building lined up alongside the river and the great Ponte Vecchio the river does not have that much attraction, however with all the landmarks surrounding it, the river becomes a center of attention. Has great views...
Nilakshi2015 (Doha, Qatar)
19 May 2017
A nice river cruise! (4.0 / 5)
We done Arno River cruise during a shore excursion provided by the royal Caribbean, It was a nice experience having a boat ride, it was a ride about 15 to 20 minutes, we saw nice and few historical landmarks around.
Fellowtraveller00 (Ipswich, Australia)
14 May 2017
Beautiful view of Florence (4.0 / 5)
This river flows through Florence. It can best be seen from the bridges that cross it in the central area especially the Ponte Vecchio. Views from other bridges are also excellent not only for the river but to see the other bridges from another perspective...
Chris F (Ipswich, Australia)
24 February 2017
Nice river (4.0 / 5)
The Arno is a nice river rather than a majestic one. I think what makes it so look good is that it is lined with beautiful old buildings and in the central part of Florence a few beautiful bridges. In the couple of times I...
Dhiraj H (Kolkata (Calcutta), India)
22 February 2017
A pretty river (4.0 / 5)
Arno river provide a natural segregation between where the locals of Florence live( Oltrarno) and where the tourists frequent ( near the Duomo). The river is pretty and you cross it while going on your Tuscany trip and to Pisa. The river is a pretty...
Heather A (Watford, United Kingdom)
06 February 2017
Lovely Slow Moving River (4.0 / 5)
We stayed close to the river when in Florence, and it really is a beauty to look at. Unfortunately no stunning sunsets when we were there in November, but what I liked is how still it is. Lots of photo opportunities both during the day...
18 January 2017
Take A River Cruise (5.0 / 5)
The view of the Ponte Vecchio from the river is stunning and so are the beautiful old buildings along the river, especially at sunset.
Alan W (Ramsbottom, England, United Kingdom)
04 January 2017
Nice centrepiece (4.0 / 5)
Its not so much the river Arno which flows slowly through Florence as the impressive buildings either side that make it so important
Bozeman-Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)
06 December 2016
Lovely To Walk Along (4.0 / 5)
The Arno is a lovely elegant river that offers lovely waterside walks if you're in central Florence. The city has some lovely bridges that allow you to view the River, chief among them the venerable and historic Ponte Vecchio. The nicest time to see the...
Cecilia D (Punta del Este, Uruguay)
01 December 2016
Beautiful (5.0 / 5)
I´ve chosen a hotel near the Arno River and location could not be better as the landscape is trully amazing. The Arno River is even more beautiful than in any picture you´ve seen it before. Peaceful and wonderfull living environment.
Razorfish (Mountain View, Arkansas)
29 November 2016
The Arno and the Ponte Vecchio make a postcard view of Florence (4.0 / 5)
The Ponte Vecchio bridge across the Arno River is the main architectural feature that I think about when I hear Florence mentioned. Our Airbnb apartment was above the Ponte Vecchio overlooking the Arno. I loved to look out the window and enjoy the views. The...
renaldo731 (Fort Worth, Texas)
19 October 2016
The Arno-You Must be a Romantic to Read (5.0 / 5)
I am writing this 'review; not with the usual 'attractions' in mind.How may anyone 'review' experiences which are truly of the heart? However, it is a physical place. Some may write of Ponte Vecchio as a location. Some may write about all of Florence this...
thegreatgatsby2016 (London, United Kingdom)
18 September 2016
Nice but don't make a special trip (4.0 / 5)
The River Arno is a lovely feature in Florence but combine seeing it with something else! Perhaps cross the Ponte Vecchio and have dinner or a drink somewhere on the other side!
14 September 2016
Picture Perfect (4.0 / 5)
One of the two biggest rivers in all of Central Italy (the Tiber is the other), the Arno makes its way down from the mountains to Florence, but not without its dangers. Flooding has left its mark on the town. In 1966 a bank collapsed,...
06 September 2016
Um it's a river (3.0 / 5)
A dirty River that flows through the city. I mean what more can I say. Does it look good, sure. Nice with the bridges that go over them.
DrDaveMaui (Wailuku, Hawaii)
29 August 2016
scenic, charming (5.0 / 5)
What you think of when you envision Firenze. The Ponte Vecchio is lovely at sunset. The small boats with punting boatman giving tourists private rides, and rowers in ones and pairs give a calming effect to the flow.
Keith L (Zabbar, Malta)
27 August 2016
Lovely river (5.0 / 5)
I suggest that once you are in Florence you spend some time walking along this river this is since the views are amazing, it is relaxing, and also one can see interesting sculptures next to the river made from woods such as a giraffe.
Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter (Northumberland, United Kingdom)
18 August 2016
Lovely vista (4.0 / 5)
Running through the city of Florence this provides a lovely backdrop and many photo opportunities from one of the many bridges that spans the river, the most famous one being the Ponte Vecchio. We spent a number of hours whilst sightseeing, meandering between both sides...
12 August 2016
Dirty and not much to see (3.0 / 5)
Like many towns there is a river runnit through. This one has brown water and has a small peak at night when you don't see the colour.
24 July 2016
Great River bridge (4.0 / 5)
The Ponte Vecchio built in 1345 on the River Arno is a fantastic sight and a visit to the River area is really rewarding. At sunset the sight is very good and also from the elevated position of Piazzale Michelangelo is also rewarding to look...
ASarkarM (New Delhi, India)
20 July 2016
Great Views at Sunset! (4.0 / 5)
This is Florence's main river. It divides the city into two, and the banks are connected by historic bridges. I suggest visiting around sunset. The river glimmers as the sunrays dance on it. Beautiful sight. Take your camera along. Or don't, if you want to...
16 July 2016
Lovely to wander along (5.0 / 5)
The Arno is a lovely river, and it is lovely to wander along the Ponte Vecchio, and up towards Piazzale Michelangelo along the river.
freshfields (new york)
29 June 2016
Be Aware of Arno river cruise (2.0 / 5)
Booked through Viatour who told me the boat would hold just the 10 of us. Turned out this was not correct as once we checked in we were told there would be 24! As we were celebrating a 50th anniversary with our family, which included...
Ricardo R (Mogi das Cruzes, SP)
27 June 2016
Florence´s landscape (4.0 / 5)
Even with its murky waters this river is part of Florence´s scenary. It´s the same river that cross Pisa, in Florence it makes a beautiful landscape with the bridges and tall buildings at its banks.
25 June 2016
Stunning vista (5.0 / 5)
You have to walk along and enjoy the views and soak in the atmosphere. So much to see and enjoy along the banks of the river.
Ernie S (Orange County, California)
03 June 2016
The River Comes Alive After Sunset (3.0 / 5)
Florence is a wonderful town for walking, with attractions and sights around every corner. But don't limit your exploration just to daytime. At night the Arno River lights up with dazzling displays that make the city come alive.
Ibadanboy (Nairobi, Kenya)
19 May 2016
Nice! (4.0 / 5)
Lovely river running through the city of Florence. Great sunset views. Nice jogging paths and beautiful routes for romantic walks.
Frank C (Canberra, Australia)
18 May 2016
A romantic stroll in the rain. (4.0 / 5)
No visit to Florence would be complete without wandering along the Arno River and crossing some of the bridges: at least the Ponte Vecchio. For romantics, hope for rain. One evening we enjoyed a lovely walk along both banks in misting rain, under an umbrella,...
Michael T (Lake Havasu City, Arizona)
03 May 2016
Just a Small river (3.0 / 5)
They have made no effort to use the river, so you can't eat or have coffee on it. It's a river, that's about all.
Al3alawi (Manama, Bahrain)
28 April 2016
Small but pretty river (4.0 / 5)
There are plenty of places to stop and sit, have a gelato, along this river. It isn't huge, like the Danube, but it is scenic. There are no banks to speak of, so the best bet is to find a wine bar and sit there.
Al3alawi (Manama, Bahrain)
27 April 2016
Amazing views at sunset (5.0 / 5)
We stayed at the Westin Excelsor Florence, and our suite was facing the Arno River. The views towards sunset were extraordinary. We had to see it each day while we were there.
Mary Jane A (Carlsbad, California)
27 April 2016
Wonderful Views of the River everywhere (5.0 / 5)
We had a view from our Hotel and it was fun to see the river at all times of day with reflections in the water of buildings and rowers early in the morning
EUcivilization (Beverly Hills, Michigan)
16 April 2016
Lifeblood of Florence. Excellent place for a leisurely stroll. (4.0 / 5)
This river with its superb architectural facades flanking both banks is a great place to take in Florence's rhitms at a leisurely pace while having a gelato, admiring the sunset washing everything with a magical light and if possible admire it after the sunset when...
09 April 2016
Beautiful during dusk/sunset (4.0 / 5)
You must take a picture of the river, it is exceptionally beautiful during the setting of the sun. Its near the Uffizi Gallery, so if youre near the area and just want to slow down and appreciate the tuscan sun to set you can simply...
FTMDave (Adria, Italy)
27 March 2016
River OK, buildings tremendous (3.0 / 5)
The river is just OK in itself, but a wander along the Arno takes you past some of the most wonderful buildings in the world.
JT_Turner3 (Phoenix, Arizona)
27 March 2016
Famous Italian River (4.0 / 5)
Quiet, calm and peaceful. Such a great walking area. On the north side, historic Florence flourishes. There are numerous bridges that cross the Arno but none of them are as fancy as you'd find in Paris, just utilitarian.
Manuela L (Luxembourg City, Luxembourg)
25 March 2016
River Arno / Firenze / Lungarno (5.0 / 5)
Nice to go on foot long Arno; From the bridge Vespucci it's so nice to observe the river under the bridge, and the waterfall, and hear the rush, a wonderful atmoshere who reflect your senses, a sentimental dreaming feeling, if you are glad, satisfied or...
Phu C (Alexandria, Virginia)
10 March 2016
Unimpressive (3.0 / 5)
No comparison to the Seine or the Danube, but this river is nonetheless the lifeblood of Florence. However, it's still dirty, cloudy, and quite small. The best bridge to cross the Arno is Ponte Vecchio, leading from the south bank into the heart of Florence....
Dominique G (Denver, Colorado)
24 February 2016
Must Walk (5.0 / 5)
You can not fully appriciate how lovely this river is (not to mention all of the beautiful buildings lining it), unless you walk the river. Even just a few blocks up one side and down the other is a wonderful time.
GSquared2013 (Rochester, United Kingdom)
01 February 2016
A fast flowing, potentially dangerous river. (3.0 / 5)
This river never inspires, it is fast flowing and looks quite dangerous. However, the buildings that border the river and span it are fabulous.
10 January 2016
Wonderful River (5.0 / 5)
Fiume Arno is without a doubt the highlight of central Florence, magnificent views aplenty with great photographic opportunities. A great example of the character and history of a fabulous Florence.
zuv (Bucharest, Romania)
02 January 2016
Running water... (3.0 / 5)
A river is just a river...besides this isn't one of the biggest so there's nothing out of common.It's true,the old buildings on its banks are very beautiful and so it is the Ponte Vecchio-a unusual bridge.But the river hasn't anything special.
Aleksandar S (Belgrade, Serbia)
22 November 2015
Good, but nothing special (3.0 / 5)
Nice, steady river with rather murky wather. Not much to look at by itself, but because of the beautiful Florence scenery on both sides of the river and gorgeous Ponte Vecchio, the river itself is taken in high regard. Much nicer during the night because...
manswa (Stockport, United Kingdom)
16 November 2015
Wonderful reflections (4.0 / 5)
This lovely river runs through the centre of Florence. The day that we visited was quite sunny and bright and this created wonderful reflections of the colourful buildings that are situated alongside the river.
Calvin N (San Francisco, California)
31 October 2015
Recommend the Night View (5.0 / 5)
This looks like any other river, however, if you come here at night. The light accent that all the buildings around the river gives off a pretty sight.
26 October 2015
A River Runs Thru It - the Arno ... (4.0 / 5)
The Arno is the life blood of Florence and the reason that the Etruscans and Romans settled here. It divides Florence in half as the Seine does to Paris. Walking the banks and crisscrossing over the bridges ( especially the Ponte Vecchio) gives wonderful views...
Paul M (Brighton, United Kingdom)
25 October 2015
A place to reflect on Florence (5.0 / 5)
Although it was once navigable, sadly there are no boats or river trips on the Arno in Florence. You can walk along the banks and on the bridges however. There are a number of beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses overlooking the river and, as the...
24 October 2015
Romantic at night (5.0 / 5)
Long river, smooth, no waves, not fast moving, dirty. Divides city into two. It has many beatiful bridges on it. It has romantic atmosphere. Walk on side ways at least one hour. You will like it.Especially at night it is better looking.
bob2bkk (Bangkok, Thailand)
26 September 2015
River thru Florence (4.0 / 5)
They say, that every great city in the world has a river running thru it. Well for Florence, it actually does not need a river to be great , it has the Arno. The river, when I took the photo was very low, and to...
10 August 2015
What so wonderful about Arno River? (4.0 / 5)
For those who may not know, Arno River has something special about itself. It is rich in history that spans many hundreds of years. It is just marvelous to see this river projecting an enchanting image during sunset or at moonlight night. The reflection of...
26 July 2015
Good for a stroll (3.0 / 5)
We walked around the river by our hotel in Florence as it was not crowded. The water is very low and the the walking path along the river is unkept.
FishfinderOntario6 (Owen Sound, Canada)
19 June 2015
"A quiet area in the City of Florence" (3.0 / 5)
This river runs through the city of Florence and has a number of areas that would allow you to get a couple of cheeses, meat and bread along with a bottle of red wine and just take a break from the sightseeing and rest your...
BhawaniPathania (Mumbai, India)
17 June 2015
Serene, and Green..😂 (4.0 / 5)
The greenish Arno happens to be the main river of this wonderful city called Florence. The river, along with the many bridges across it, make for a really wonderful viewing. Just one word of caution. During the summer months, the heat is too much during...
Taxidevil (Glasgow, United Kingdom)
15 June 2015
Calming (4.0 / 5)
The river is a calming influence in the hectic tourist melee as it flows gracefully though Florence. There is an occasional rowing team but apart from that there is very little traffic on the river.
tRAVellerOfTheW0rld (Almere, The Netherlands)
29 May 2015
When you say Florence, you say Arno River (4.0 / 5)
We saw the Arno River from Pisa, but now we enjoyed this beautiful river in Florence. Several bridges cross the Arno, but the most famous one is the Ponte Vecchio. On the bridge itself there are many shops and houses, but in the middle there...
JTJD (west yorkshire, england)
28 May 2015
Pleasant stroll (4.0 / 5)
We took pleasant walks along both sides of the river at various times during our stay in Florence. There was virtually no river traffic except for the occasional rower from the club quite close to the Ponte Vecchio. The river is a curious green in...
Knowleskay (North Yorkshire)
23 May 2015
Stunning (5.0 / 5)
The river is wonderful, I love the fact that that its been left to be all green and natural at the sides. Lots of picture opportunities on the bridges
vince a (Rabat, Malta)
10 May 2015
Lovely place (4.0 / 5)
The River Arno is the main river in Firenze. Many bridges cross this river including the world famous Ponte Vecchio. Take your time for a lovely walk especially at night when it is not hot weather. You may also get a lovely view of it...
alexo273 (Singapore, Singapore)
20 April 2015
Very romantic river! (4.0 / 5)
Very romantic and interesting river which separate Florence into two. Many many small shop on the river bridge and river bank. Take at least 2 hrs to have a slow walk along river.
03 April 2015
Interesting, but not nearly the prettiest in Italy (3.0 / 5)
It's an interesting river with quite a bit of Florentine history about it. That's the real interest. In terms of being picturesque, it's not near the top of rivers flowing through towns in Italy.
bhavana p (Singapore, Singapore)
30 March 2015
romantic..... brings stories of the past back alive. (5.0 / 5)
The bridges on the arno river are beautiful... ponteveccio is a must visit..lovely jewellery... ..my favorite was just standing by the bridge and looking at the view at about 6 pm...
Jackie R (Appleton, Maine)
16 March 2015
The views of the Arno river (5.0 / 5)
Walking the are no river is beautiful. There are a lot of small shops as you walk over the bridge. Well worth the time to walk the river Andy northern beautiful views.
DanielLifeguard (Island of Gozo, Malta)
27 February 2015
Divides & unites Florence! (5.0 / 5)
To me the Arno (the river) is what completes this beautiful city. Having strolls along it day or night always gives you a good feeling. Also do hire a bike and bike along its banks, it's a lot of fun!
Tuffino (London, United Kingdom)
08 February 2015
Central Florence feature (3.0 / 5)
The Arno runs through the centre of Florence and has some lovely bridges crossing it. The obvious one of course is the Ponte Vecchio but the others are equally as important in their own way. If you are lucky you can catch the Tuscan evening...
Patricia G (New York City, New York)
01 February 2015
Walking along the Arno (5.0 / 5)
People ask me what I love doing the most in Firenze. Most people ask if it's the museums, the food, the art. And I say yes to all of them! I love them all. But my favorite thing to do in Firenze is to walk...
Adam M (Niskayuna, New York)
26 January 2015
Very nice! (4.0 / 5)
The Arno is the major river that flows through Florence and in it's own way, it is very beautiful. Going for a walk along the river is highly recommended, especially with views of the Ponte Vecchio at night. Very nice.
jenn s (boston)
02 January 2015
Beautiful (5.0 / 5)
I stayed in Florence over Christmas and closer to the train station The Arno River is beautiful and if I were to visit Florence again I would stay closer to the River I had breakfast one morning on the Arno River and it was breathtaking...
tRAVellerOfTheW0rld (Almere, The Netherlands)
20 December 2014
Wide and peaceful river, but where are the boats? (4.0 / 5)
The Arno River is mostly known as the river that flows through Florence under the Ponte Vecchio, but we saw the beautiful Arno River at Pisa. The river is 240 kilometers (150 miles). Its source is at Mount Falterona in the area called Casention and...
stanmansurrey (Thames Ditton, United Kingdom)
13 December 2014
picturesque river and an open space to view its surroundings (4.0 / 5)
Our hotel overlooked the Arno, which mirrored the atmosphere of the sky and weather. It is naturally rather grubby looking but add the reflective colours from above and the banks and it gives life to the wide flat river. Crossing Ponte Vecchio or walking to...
Joel K (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
05 December 2014
The river ... The bridges.. The diverse neighborhoods (4.0 / 5)
The Arno has not always been friendly to Firenze. The city has flooded numerous times due to the Arno. On the other hand because of the river you have the bridges, the diversity of areas of the city and more.
26 November 2014
Looks dirty but well ! Lots of Story (5.0 / 5)
Yes ! It does not look the best river you'll see in other Italy , but due to lots of historical reason and how this river is so well connected and cut into the inner town and to medici family garden it tells and show...
Emil T (Omaha, Nebraska)
20 November 2014
Walk down along the river (4.0 / 5)
There is a trail that walks along the whole length of the river it gives you a chance to see how the people live along the river is something you want to do while you're in Florence
Neetsnewts (Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom)
11 November 2014
Nice (4.0 / 5)
This is nice to see but the water looks gloomy. It is worth a visit and the air is fresh. Don't keep on walking, just stop and take in the views.
emmental (Moscow, Russia)
27 October 2014
Excellent bike ride (5.0 / 5)
Great bicycle ride along river banks. Any side, but uffizi side is convent way out, then up the river . You can go as far as 30-40 min and then relax on grassy river bank.
mr_mrs_alaeddin (Tehran, Iran)
19 August 2014
Arno gives life to city (4.0 / 5)
arno is a big river with great amount of water.we met it at the ponte vecchio both in day and sunset.we took great photos at both times esp. in sunset which was amazing and magical. Arno is lively and gives life to the city.
Marlene1985 (Melbourne, Australia)
23 July 2014
Great walk when it's not so busy (5.0 / 5)
I enjoyed walking by the Arno in the morning when the shops weren't open yet and it wasn't packed with tourists. If you get a chance, take a boat ride along the river and see Florence from a different perspective. This was also a great...
menq (Bucharest, Romania)
11 July 2014
Pitoresque river (4.0 / 5)
The Arno River flows thru the center of Florence, making the city more beautiful, crowning it with some beautiful bridges, including the most famous of them, Ponte Vecchio (The Old Bridge). On one side there is the Historic Center of Florence, and on the other...
Maja M (Zagreb, Croatia)
16 May 2014
Nice (3.0 / 5)
I like how the Arno river connects the city, rather than separates it (like in some other cities). It is nice for a walk..
Suleyman A (istanbul)
05 February 2014
Walk alongside arno (4.0 / 5)
Arno river runs in the middle of florance. Walking alongside arno is nice to discover other parts of florance. When we were going to restaurant I' pizzacchiere we had that chance to walk and enjoyed.
Christine C (USA)
09 January 2014
A nice area for a walk... (4.0 / 5)
Walking along the Arno River was a nice and relaxing experience. Depending on how far you walk and what side of the bridge you are on, you will find yourself out of the touristy area and more in a residential setting. While this is nice,...
SylvieFrancois444 (Ontario Canada)
05 January 2014
Romantic walk! (4.0 / 5)
There is just something about rivers and bridges that make it romantic! Walking along the Arno River is an experience in itself. Lose yourself, explore the area and the bridges. Beautiful memories and photographs! We also took the Hop on/Hop off tour bus and got...
Kirsten M (northumberland)
12 December 2013
Lovely walk (4.0 / 5)
Theres nothing better than a morning stroll along the river, walk along one side and cross over one of the many bridges to take in the sights on the other side. Fantastic.
02 December 2013
Scenic walk (3.0 / 5)
After visiting Piazzella Michelangelo, I walked down to the river and proceeded towards the old bridge. This is a nice way to see the city. The water seems shallow and few boats were plying about. You could end your walk at the bridge and get...
BennyMalaga (Malaga, Spain)
21 September 2013
Good for Photographs (3.0 / 5)
The Arno River is crossed by several bridges in Florence and these bridges are a good place to take photos of the river. The river is interesting and scenic and so are the bridges, especially the Ponte Vecchio. I am still wondering how they control...
selenguler (İstanbul, Türkiye)
19 September 2013
Great to walk by (5.0 / 5)
Arno has lots of faces. It may get peaceful, fun, lonely, romantic. It is a river along which you can experience different, intense feelings. Try spending time beside it, at the cafes by it, just walking by it, anyway you like.
Louise_P_87 (London, England, United Kingdom)
20 August 2013
Beautiful views (5.0 / 5)
This is a beauitful views of sunsets over this river in Pisa. Its runs from Florence to Pisa. We found if you follow the river along you will find a bar and restaurant on the river bank which serves the most amazing cocktails along with...
JohnCarter (Halesowen, United Kingdom)
19 August 2013
Looks nice, but shame it cannot take boats (3.0 / 5)
It is a nice river running through Florence. Just a real shame that it has insufficient depth to take boats and the trips that would result. Worth taking a little time walking the river banks though, very relaxing.
teresa P (Barcelona, Spain)
08 July 2013
Arno River (5.0 / 5)
In our hop on/hop off bus, we passed along the road beside the River Arno with it's rapid waters make it non navigational river with a bit of waterfall. It is always refreshing to have a lake or river within the city limits.
redeco (Warren, Massachusetts)
30 March 2013
Eternally Beautiful (5.0 / 5)
The Arno flows through the city of Florence just as it has for centuries and the light dancing on the placid water is just the same as seen by some of the finest artists the world has ever known. The river has scenic walkways on...
pawel_hbg (Gdynia, Poland)
23 July 2012
Good idea for romantic walk (4.0 / 5)
Florence wouldn't be so beautiful city if not Arno river. It is good idea for the walk and you can stop at charming bridges including Ponte Vecchio.
Kanan A (Penang Island, Malaysia)
23 May 2012
It´s magical (5.0 / 5)
Without the river Florence would only be half the city that it is. On the one hand it divides the North of the city from the South. On the other hand it somehow seems to be the lifeblood that connects the city together, reflecting the...
FKD_sasa (Hong Kong, China)
26 April 2012
Amazing Sunset View (4.0 / 5)
The hotel we stayed was by the river and we couldn't have enough of the wonderful view. It's especially amazing during sunset hours. We saw bike riders stopped and took out their camera to capture the magic moment. A picture tells more than a thousand...
BradJill (Hong Kong, China)
08 March 2012
Nice evening walks, very good views of Ponte Vecchio (3.0 / 5)
We enjoyed walking the street along the Arno River, on a couple occasions during our recent stay in Florence. The river itself doesn't appear particularly impressive but the beautifully painted buildings on both banks in the city center make it quite attractive and easy to...