From The TV Show: Boat Ride on the Arno in Florence

In the Florence episode of the second season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy enjoys a scenic boat tour on the Arno River for a new perspective of Florence.

The Associazone Culturale I Renaioli has brought Florence‘s traditional flat-bottomed boats, once used to carry sand (rena), back to the Arno River. The renaioli were the men who dug up the sand and steered the boats. From April through October, you can book a 45-minute ride taking you past the Uffizi Gallery and under the Ponte Vecchio for a truly unique perspective ofthe city. Sunset is the perfect time. For more information, visit Or book through Weekend In Italy at this link.

When he’s not enjoying a boat ride on the Arno, Federico shares his knowledge and deep passion for Florence with his guests at Palazzo Belfiore. For more information, visit: Save 10% on your stay with code: dreamofitaly (two-night minimum)

To learn how to experience everything Kathy did in Florence, get your free copy of the full Dream of Italy: Season Two Travel Guide here.

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