Oltrarno

Oltrarno Travel Guide

Hotels in Oltrarno

Take a Tuscan country house that just happens to be at the gates of Florence, renovate it with post-modern minimalist chic into eight studio apartments, and you have Riva Lofts, opened in December 2006 by architect Claudio Nardi and his daughter Alice.

Restaurants in Oltrarno

You won’t find bow-tied waiters or elaborate gourmet dishes at La Casalinga (“The Housewife”). Instead, Florentines—and the occasional tour group—pile in here for the friendly, family atmosphere and the heaped platters of authentic, homemade cuisine.

Things to do in Oltrarno

Reserve a tour of a privately owned palazzo through well-connected cultural association Città Nascosta, and you may get to meet the owner and try out the family wines.