“Enjoy Florence from another point of view“
San Niccolo, Florence (from the Lonely Planet)
In the Oltrarno, a short walk from the historic center, the neighborhood of San Niccolò, you can stroll and get lost in a peacefulness that is uncommon in Florence, in places and streets from another time. Rediscover ancient traditions in the artisans’ shops of the past, visit art galleries, and beautiful little-known, but fascinating gardens. A very beautiful combination of Renaissance palaces, vintage grocery stores, historic bars and restaurants. San Niccolò is a small village by day, and a cosmopolitan neighborhood by night. Ancient buildings will open out before you: Palazzo Quaratesi, Palazzo Alemanni, Palazzo Serristori. Venues frequented by the Florentines, such as Enoteca Fuoriporta, Zoe Bar, BevoVino, Beppa Fioraia. Well worth visiting is the San Niccolò Tower.
photocredits : Matteo Vistocco