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Between Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, in via de’ Guicciardini, there is Palazzo Dragomanni with its magnificent residences: This part of the historic center is called the Oltrarno, here is the most authentic Florence.
The Oltrarno, or Diladdarno, as they say in Florence, is the coolest neighborhood in the world! It is an area that extends along the south bank of the river, crossed by the famous Borgo San Frediano, where there are authentic artisan shops of art and leather goods. The culinary proposals are many, from the most street to the most sophisticated. Do not miss via Maggio which is the center of Florentine antiques.
The Oltrarno, where Palazzo Dragomanni is located, became in past centuries a chic neighborhood where many aristocrats built their own palaces and villas, the most important of which is undoubtedly Palazzo Pitti, former home of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany.
Today, Palazzo Pitti hosts many exhibitions and museums, among the most important in the city. Other important attractions of the Oltrarno are the Brancacci Chapel with its magnificent frescoes by Masaccio, Masolino and Filippino Lippi, the Piazzale Michelangelo with its breathtaking view of Florence, the magnificent church of San Miniato (one of the highest points in the city and the best example of Romanesque art in Tuscany) and the Ponte Vecchio which houses countless jewelers and goldsmiths.
Inside the museum complex of Palazzo Pitti is the wonderful Boboli Gardens, an open-air museum of sculptures, some dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries.

Finally, the Oltrarno is also famous for the market in Piazza Santo Spirito (set up every morning), its cafes and wine bars (Ditta Artigianale, Caffè degli Artigiani, Caffè Maioli, Olio Restaurant…) And the trattorias that offer dishes of Tuscan cuisine (Cammillo, Il Bordino, Il Santo Bevitore, I 4 Leoni, Osteria del Cinghiale Bianco, Il Magazzino…). Those who choose to live in this area will find a wide range of food shops, pastry shops, bakers and much more.

Places of historical and cultural interest reachable in 10 minutes of walking