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Boat trip on the river Arno Florence as you've never seen it

The journey begins near Ponte alle Grazie and covers the entire navigable stretch of the Arno between the Pescaia di San Niccolò and the Pescaia di Santa Rosa, the two weirs that have regulated the river's flow since the Middle Ages.
​We silently glide past the Uffizi and the Vasari Corridor to admire the view from beneath the Ponte Vecchio and the most historically dense part of the city, with its noble palaces and towers.
We pass by the Church of the Holy Apostles and Palazzo Corsini, greet the statues guarding the river from Ponte Santa Trinita, and skirt the neighborhood of San Frediano, where the church of San Jacopo Soprarno displays its apse right at the water's edge. We then approach Ponte alla Carraia before turning back to our embarkation point near Palazzo della Borsa.

​Available every day from May 1st to September 30th.
The first daily trip departs at 10:00 AM.
The last daily trip departs at 8:00 PM.


Duration:  1 hour Maximum number of participants:  8 Price:  starting from € 40,00 a Person Guide: Italian and English Minimum age of participants: 10 years Meeting point:  Piazza Mentana, on the side of the river, in front of the large gate that opens onto the Arno.

For requests for participants over the allowed number or under the age of 5, we ask you to write to our email address for a detailed quote.

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  • Exciting
  • Different from the usual
  • Unmissable

Tour program

  • Meeting point at Piazza Mentana
  • 15 minutes boarding 
  • 45 minutes boat trip
  • Return at the boarding point 


  • Welcome at the meeting point;
  • ​Wheelchair accessible. The boatmen are always available to assist with transferring from the wheelchair to the small boat and to secure the wheelchair under cover for the duration of the trip;
  • One life jacket per passenger;
  • Small dogs are allowed on board.
  • Description along the route


  • Punctuality
  • Respect for the rules on board
  • Notification beforehand of any seasickness or conditions that may interfere with the excursion

​For special requests please contact us:


  • Comfortable clothing recommended, but not necessary.
  • Flat shoes and a hat for the sun.
  • Camera.


Cancel your reservation up to 72 hours before the starting day for a full refund.

Due to high demands, please note that the experience needs to be booked at least 10 days in advance of your desired tour day.

Once you have received your booking request, you will be contacted within 24 hours, by email or phone, to agree on some details and confirm the experience

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