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Explore the shady paths of large green spaces, play in an interactive math museum or select fresh produce at local markets in this Florentine quarter.

Step off the tourist path and into the lively district of L’Isolotto to experience true Florence living. West of central Florence, L’Isolotto is family friendly, with plenty of activities including large parks, a theater, a museum for mathematics and a cinema complex.

Bring the kids to Villa Vogel Park, with a large lawn area, duck pond and plenty of shade. Use the bike paths, soccer fields and rides, including a trampoline and merry-go-round. Children’s events are held here throughout the year. Giardino di Villa Strozzi is another large green space with a concert venue, Limonaia. Follow the winding path up the hill for fantastic views of the city and countryside.

Check the online schedule for Teatro Cantiere Florida, a nearby theater hosting dance, theatrical plays and other productions. For movies, go to the large UCI Cinemas, with some films shown in English. Next to the cinema is a bowling alley, perfect for a family day out.

The Giardino Di Archimede or Garden of Archimedes is an interactive mathematics museum aimed at slightly older children and adults. Learn about the geometry of curves, Galilean instruments and Pythagoras and his theorem, while solving puzzles along the way.

When you’re hungry, browse the local markets in Piazza dell’Isolotto for irresistible fresh fruit and vegetables. It is open daily except Sunday. The market’s location away from the tourist center means that it is truly authentic. For more than a light snack, L’Isolotto has many restaurant and café options, and of course, gelaterias and pasticcerias.

Most of the attractions in L’isolotto are located just 20 to 30 minutes away from central Florence by the regular bus service. Walk to Giardino di Villa Strozzi and Teatro Cantiere for some exercise.

If you’re spending a bit longer in Florence and want to explore the city further or simply want to get away from typical tourist spots, head to L’Isolotto for authentic Florentine living.

Top hotels in Isolotto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Dimora Bandinelli Firenze
Dimora Bandinelli Firenze
Via Baccio Bandinelli 28, Florence
RM291
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Located in Oltrarno, this townhouse accommodation is within 1 mile (2 km) of Leopolda Station Exhibition Center, Fortezza da Basso and Santa Maria Novella Basilica ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)

"This is a lovely B&B in Florence! We definitely got the feeling of living “Italian” in this charming place. Very convenient location and perfect hospitality with tourist information and a most delicious breakfast to start the day. Clean, quiet, and comfortable. If lucky, you may get the room with ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan,2020

Dimora Bandinelli Firenze
Hotel Alex
Hotel Alex
3 out of 5
Via Baccio da Montelupo 18/20, Isolotto, Legnaia, Florence
RM212
per night
Feb 21 - Feb 22

Located in Isolotto, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Cascine Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Piazza della Signoria and Uffizi ...

3.9/5Good! (85 reviews)

"Very nice stuff and helpful, I like the place clean near from federga station"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct,2019

Hotel Alex
Villa Il Mosaico
Villa Il Mosaico
Via Monticelli, 13, Florence, FI
RM180
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in Oltrarno, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of The New Florence Opera House, Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace. Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (127 reviews)
A great touch of the Italian living

"It was actually excellent"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct,2019

Villa Il Mosaico
Riva Lofts Florence
Riva Lofts Florence
Via Baccio Bandinelli 98, Florence, FI
RM348
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in Isolotto, this boutique residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Cascine Park, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazza della Signoria. Uffizi Gallery and Pitti Palace ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)
Great room

"Great place, excellent service. A bit out of the way but would certainly book again!"…"

Reviewed on 1 Jul,2019

Riva Lofts Florence
Florence Comfort B&B
Florence Comfort B&B
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM388
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in Isolotto, this townhouse accommodation is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cascine Park, Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace. Fortezza da Basso and Santa Maria ...

Florence Comfort B&B
Isabella Suite
Isabella Suite
Via dei Vanni 29, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze

Located in Isolotto, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of The New Florence Opera House, Fortezza da Basso and Santa Maria Novella Basilica and ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)

"We enjoyed our stay here so much. It's very tidy and well equipped. A very quaint apartment neatly furnished with sturdy wood furniture and old paintings which make it so different from those so called modern look apartment with flimsy minimal furniture. The owners are very friendly and helpful. ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep,2019

Isabella Suite

Popular things to do in Isolotto

Uffizi Gallery
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Uffizi Gallery

A visit to Florence’s famous art gallery will bring you face to face with some of the world’s best-loved masterpieces.

Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio

The shop-lined Ponte Vecchio over the River Arno is one of Florence’s most familiar and most romantic landmarks.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower

The magnificent dome of Santa Maria del Fiore provides the Florentine skyline with one of its most iconic outlines.

Pitti Palace
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Pitti Palace

Head to the south bank of the Arno River to immerse yourself in some of the finest art galleries in Florence.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

The beating heart of Florence is the perfect place to chill out, surrounded by some of the city’s most breathtaking architectural treasures.

Piazza della Signoria
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Piazza della Signoria

Meet up with Michelangelo’s David, check out one of the world’s most prestigious art galleries, and soak up the ambience of this favourite Florentine meeting place.

Top activities in Isolotto

Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour from Florence
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Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour from Florence

80% of travellers recommend
RM426
Per adult
Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti
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Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti

86% of travellers recommend
RM269
Per adult
Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch

86% of travellers recommend
RM296
Per adult
Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Skip-The-Line Admission
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Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Skip-The-Line Admission

76% of travellers recommend
RM90
Per adult
Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission
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Accademia Gallery Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line Admission

90% of travellers recommend
RM189
Per adult
Accademia Gallery Tickets Fast Track Entrance
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Accademia Gallery Tickets Fast Track Entrance

RM103
Per adult

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