Arno River
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  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,708 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice to walk along on a nice day
    Lucky enough in my few days in Florence weather was nice, really enjoyed walking along river, lots of people relaxed and enjoying the view. Easy while walking along river to criss cross over many beautiful bridges than span the water, view from bridge differ so highly recommend taking photos from different bridges. With river only a few hundred metres or so from Florence city area very easy to get to and explore.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 August 2023
  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,078 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    River thru Florence
    River flowing thru Florence. The bridges are good for views of it. Not accessible for the most part, but even then there wouldn't be much to see from it as there are high walls/wharfs on both sides that would block any views of the city. All you can see from the river is the bridges and loads of tourists.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    River determines the fate of Florence
    Arno River is a central feature of Florence; the river determines the fate of Tuscany. The Arno River is great for traveling through the province. The Arno River is surrounded by mountains; it provides a view for the Florentines living nearby. Uncontrollable Arno River floods are disastrous for Florence. Treasured Italian art and buildings can be destroyed. The Arno River is difficult to avoid in Florence, it's worth viewing.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 March 2024
  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China159,996 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Major river that runs through Florence towards the Ligurian Sea
    This is a major river that passes through Tuscany emptying its waters into the Ligurian Sea while passing through regional cities like Florence. You can get a good look at the Arno while crossing one of the city bridges like the famous Ponte Vecchio. If you want to capture the Arno and Ponte Vecchio in the same photo, these can be taken from the roadsides that flank both sides of the river or from sister bridges like Ponte Santa Trinta (northwest) or Ponte alle Grazie (southeast)
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 April 2024
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159 996 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
This is a major river that passes through Tuscany emptying its waters into the Ligurian Sea while passing through regional cities like Florence. You can get a good look at the Arno while crossing one of the city bridges like the famous Ponte Vecchio. If you want to capture the Arno and Ponte Vecchio in the same photo, these can be taken from the roadsides that flank both sides of the river or from sister bridges like Ponte Santa Trinta (northwest) or Ponte alle Grazie (southeast)
Written 2 April 2024
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Antonio Q
Cluj-Napoca, Romania145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Walking alongside the river Arno can be one of the most relaxing activities in Firenze. Lots of beautyful buildings to see from the shore.
Written 23 March 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14 313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Arno River is a central feature of Florence; the river determines the fate of Tuscany. The Arno River is great for traveling through the province. The Arno River is surrounded by mountains; it provides a view for the Florentines living nearby. Uncontrollable Arno River floods are disastrous for Florence. Treasured Italian art and buildings can be destroyed. The Arno River is difficult to avoid in Florence, it's worth viewing.
Written 23 March 2024
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Herbert C
898 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Flowing for 241 km through notable Tuscan cities Florence and Pisa into the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Arno River is undoubtedly the lifeblood of Tuscany. Despite that, the river somehow is not as endearing or captivating as compared to other European rivers such as the Seine, Thames or even Tiber. It not only lacks vibrancy and vigor, but also scenic views from the vantage of the river banks. Nevertheless, it still provides a relaxing respite for visitors looking for a relaxing stroll along the river banks. There are several remarkable bridges spanning the Arno River in Florence, the most popular being the iconic Ponte Vecchio, from which you can get a different perspective of the river.
Written 27 February 2024
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1 078 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
River flowing thru Florence. The bridges are good for views of it. Not accessible for the most part, but even then there wouldn't be much to see from it as there are high walls/wharfs on both sides that would block any views of the city. All you can see from the river is the bridges and loads of tourists.
Written 24 September 2023
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1 300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Sublime experience if you like old Europe. Spectacular views of bridges and wonderful architecture along the river.
Written 29 August 2023
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Jason S
Melbourne, Australia1 708 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Lucky enough in my few days in Florence weather was nice, really enjoyed walking along river, lots of people relaxed and enjoying the view.

Easy while walking along river to criss cross over many beautiful bridges than span the water, view from bridge differ so highly recommend taking photos from different bridges.

With river only a few hundred metres or so from Florence city area very easy to get to and explore.
Written 4 August 2023
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Akshaya S
Noida, India432 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
The river is not as beautiful as something like Aare river in Bern but it is good place to have morning walks or spend time during the evening on its shores.
Written 15 July 2023
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore8 654 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Walking along the Arno river can provide visitors a good view of the lovely city of Florence.

The Arno River divides Florence in two parts. And since ancient times, it has been a key transit route between the seas and the Apennines, and the source of wood needed for architectural works.

Today, visitors can enjoy the scenic view of the river with houses and buildings located alongside the river with water gushing down the streams. The evening view is much prettier with the lights and presented the different view from day time.
Written 23 June 2023
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Rusty S
Pottsville, PA68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Stayed a few nights in Florence(Firenza)visiting museums,churches,historical attractions,and shopped at the Ponte Vechio.Ate at Sabatini's Restaurant,a real gourmand's experience.Had a fabulous time!
Written 6 April 2023
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