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Careggi RifrediFlorence

Visit this neighborhood brimming with museums, historical villas and beautiful gardens, perfect for relaxing away from the busy city center.

North of central Florence, find Rifredi, a large neighborhood filled with fascinating attractions. Notice beautiful villas with gardens, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Medici Villa di Careggi. Tour museums, such as the Museo Stibbert. The neighborhood is perfect for evenings out in various entertainment venues.

Study the collections of Frederick Stibbert, a 19th-century Englishman who dreamed about turning his house into a museum. He was successful. Today his collections of arms and armor, costumes, ceramics and more are displayed as the Museo Stibbert. See the adjoining garden, Giardino del Museo Stibbert, as well.

Walk through the fabulous gardens of Parco di Villa Fabbricotti amid the large collection of old trees, as well as a private chapel and many statues. Enter the 16th-century villa with its well-known grand staircase. Bring a picnic to Giardino Baden Powell, which has many picnic tables as well as a children’s play area.

The Medici Villa di Careggi was once headquarters for the Platonic Academy, a gathering place for Renaissance artists, writers and philosophers. Wander past its frescoed walls and admire its neatly designed garden of fruit trees and flowers. Look for many university buildings, including the Italian campus of New York University, which showcases five villas, olive groves and gardens.

While exploring the neighborhood, stop at one of its many cafés or restaurants to enjoy a cup of coffee or some lunch. When the sun goes down, go to a show at the Teatro di Rifredi or Auditorium Flog.

Walk to most of the sights of Rifredi within 30 minutes from the neighborhood center. There is also a regular bus service in Florence that can bring you near most of the destinations. You can also get the train to Stazione Firenze Rifredi on the western side of the neighborhood.

When the center of Florence is busy, head to Rifredi and enjoy the less crowded but equally beautiful attractions.


Popular places to visit in Careggi Rifredi

Uffizi Gallery
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Uffizi Gallery

4.5/5(325 reviews)

Art lovers will be in their element in this famous museum, home to the most extensive and important collection of masterpieces in the world.

Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio

4.5/5(474 reviews)

Take a trip over Florence’s iconic bridge, spared by the Nazis for its beauty and home to jewelers for more than four centuries.

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

4.5/5(275 reviews)

The “Saint Mary of the Flower” cathedral and its towering dome have come to symbolize Florence.

Pitti Palace
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Pitti Palace

4.5/5(253 reviews)

This former royal residence now showcases the extensive collections of the Medici family, with seven galleries containing some of the finest artworks in Florence.

Palazzo Vecchio
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Palazzo Vecchio

4.5/5(329 reviews)

Palazzo Vecchio is a popular museum in Florence with a rich history. Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or experience its fascinating museums.

Piazza del Duomo
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Piazza del Duomo

4.5/5(324 reviews)

Giotto’s Bell Tower, the resplendent Baptistery, as well as the cathedral and its dome draw the crowds to this square in the heart of the city.

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Florence: Skip-The-Line Accademia Gallery Tickets
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Top hotels in Careggi Rifredi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Corolle
Hotel Corolle
3 out of 5
Via G Caccini, 24, Florence, FI
The price is £57 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Meyer Children's Hospital and Careggi Hospital. Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza ...

3.3/5 (241 reviews)

"With parking an near a metro station to the center."…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2019

Hotel Corolle
Villa Le Fontanelle - Residenza d'Epoca
Villa Le Fontanelle - Residenza d'Epoca
The price is £90 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this historic residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of University Hospital Meyer, Careggi Hospital and Meyer Children's Hospital. Cathedral ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)

"A good place to relax after long days exploring Florence. Great views of the city."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Villa Le Fontanelle - Residenza d'Epoca
Alderotti Home
Alderotti Home
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £57 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this townhouse accommodation is within a 10-minute walk of Careggi Hospital and Meyer Children's Hospital. Tribunal of Florence and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (73 reviews)

"It’s very clean . Morden. Beds are very firm. Near the metro to get to the centre of town. Cafe down stairs. We even got a parking spot for over night . We would give a four and half star"…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2019

Alderotti Home
Hotel Dalmazia
Hotel Dalmazia
2 out of 5
Via Vittorio Emanuele II 162, Florence, FI
The price is £48 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Dalmazia, Careggi Hospital and Meyer Children's Hospital. Tribunal of Florence and ...

3.8/5Good! (103 reviews)

"Nice hotel, friendly staff, close to city center by T1 bus."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2018

Hotel Dalmazia
B&B Barbera 35
B&B Barbera 35
Via Gaspero Barbera 35, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze
The price is £48 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museo Stibbert, Fortezza da Basso and Careggi Hospital. Meyer Children's Hospital ...

2/5 (1 review)
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"The hotel made a mistake regarding reservation. After a long trip to Florence, we were unable to enter to hotel and called the owner for over an hour before one of the owners stumbled into the building asking us who we were. We told him that we had booked and paid for a stay, yet he was completely ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jun 2019

B&B Barbera 35
Giuliani Home
Giuliani Home
11 Via Reginaldo Giuliani, Florence
The price is £71 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this townhouse accommodation is within 3 mi (5 km) of Gallery of the Academy of Florence, Florence Baptistery and Cathedral of Santa ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)

"Had a bad check in experience. Mainly because of miscommunication and language barrier."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

Giuliani Home

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