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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.


Popular places to visit in Isolotto

Uffizi Gallery
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Uffizi Gallery

4.5/5(325 reviews)

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

4.5/5(474 reviews)

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

Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4.5/5(275 reviews)

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

4.5/5(253 reviews)

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

4.5/5(324 reviews)

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

4.5/5(348 reviews)

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 things to do in Isolotto

Florence: Skip-The-Line Accademia Gallery Tickets
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Florence: Skip-The-Line Accademia Gallery Tickets

RM100
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Skip-The-Line Admission
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Uffizi Gallery Tickets with Skip-The-Line Admission

RM142
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour from Florence
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Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour from Florence

RM473
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch

RM338
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti
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Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti

RM299
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86% of travellers recommend
Secrets, Mysteries And Legends Of Florence
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Secrets, Mysteries And Legends Of Florence

RM232
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100% of travellers recommend

Top hotels in Isolotto

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Riva Lofts Florence
Riva Lofts Florence
The price is RM594 per night from 24 Sep to 25 Sep

Located in Isolotto, this boutique residence is within 2 mi (3 km) of Teatro Comunale Florence, Fortezza da Basso and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. Ponte ...

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

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Isabella Suite
Isabella Suite

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

4.8/5Exceptional! (9 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
Dimora Bandinelli Firenze
Dimora Bandinelli Firenze

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (80 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
Villa Il Mosaico
Villa Il Mosaico

Located in Oltrarno, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Leopolda Station Exhibition Center, Ponte Vecchio and Pitti Palace. Uffizi Gallery and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (131 reviews)
A great touch of the Italian living

"It was actually excellent"…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Villa Il Mosaico
Casa Sveva
Casa Sveva

Located in Isolotto, this property is within 2 miles (3 km) of Leopolda Station Exhibition Center, Pitti Palace and Ponte Vecchio. Uffizi Gallery and Fortezza ...

Casa Sveva
Bandinelli Apartments
Bandinelli Apartments

Located in Oltrarno, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Leopolda Station Exhibition Center, Ponte Vecchio and Basilica of Santa Maria Novella. ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Très bel appartement à 15 minutes du centre à pied et proche d un arrêt de bus (tickets disponibles à l accueil payables uniquement si utilisés) Possibilité de stationner gratuitement dans la rue. De plus l hôte nous a communiqué à l arrivée des conseils de visite et une passionnante histoire de ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Bandinelli Apartments

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