The districts of Florence - find the one that suits you best.
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Campo di Marte
In brief: peaceful, residential area with lots of sports centres.
Highlights: Villa Palmieri, Piazza Vasari, Artemio Franchi Stadium, Chiesa Dei Sette Santi.
Getting there: train and shuttle connection with Santa Maria Novella Station, buses 33 and 10 to the centre, electric bus C1 to the centre.
Why stay: lots of theatres and green areas to relax in.
In brief: Heart of the Renaissance, many leisure activities, picturesque and historical area.
Highlights: Basilica Di Santa Croce, Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria.
Getting there: buses 7 and 10 to Campo Di Marte, night bus 11-68, electric buses C1 and C2.
Why stay: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, touristy, with the best of the city on your doorstep.
In brief: beautiful views, lively neighbourhood spirit, lots of cultural events taking place.
Highlights: All Saints Church, Borgo San Iacopo, Piazzale Michelangelo.
Getting there: electric bus line D and line 23 to Santo Spirito and Santa Maria Novella Station.
Why stay: many local cultural events, good transport links with the city centre, excellent for shopping.
Santa Maria Novella
In brief: on the banks of the River Arno, central and very lively.
Highlights: Piazza Di Santa Maria Novella, Fortezza Da Basso, Parco Delle Cascine, Cappelle Dei Medici.
Getting there: electric bus line C2 to Santa Maria Novella station and the centre, shuttle Volainbus from Autostation SITA to the airport.
Why stay: active night life, many places of interest, good tranport links with the airport and city centre.
In brief: residential, peaceful, green area, lots of shops.
Highlights: Basilica Santo Spirito, Giardino Biboli, Cappella Branacci.
Getting there: tram T1 and electric bus line D to Santa Maria Novella station.
Why stay: good transport links with the city centre and lots of shopping options.
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Did you know?
All roads may lead to Rome, but Florence was actually the first city in Europe to have paved streets, back in 1339.