Florence’s largest neighbourhood is situated in an area northwest of the city’s historical heart. This delightful quarter has a number of attractions of its own including an ancient church and theatre, and is well connected to the rest of Florence. Many people flock to the area for its rich cultural attractions such as theatrical and musical performances and the famous art house cinema.
To enjoy the beauty and cultural experiences of the neighbourhood and city, reserve a Rifredi holiday apartment. HomeAway has a range of properties housed in both modern blocks and historic streets, each enjoying a good location within the quarter, yet easily within reach of the countryside's olive groves and the beautiful Tuscan hills. Alternatively, there’s a wonderful selection of holiday villas in Rifredi. With comfort and convenience at a premium these self-catering holiday properties come with amenities such as satellite and cable TV, internet, air conditioning, terraces, balconies or gardens. If visitors want to be even closer to the sights such as the Duomo and the Uffizi Gallery, HomeAway also has holiday properties in the Historic Centre.
-Historic monuments: Staying in a holiday villa in Rifredi puts visitors in proximity to Florence’s historic centre. But this so-called ‘open-air’ museum extends to other parts of the city. In Rifredi there’s the 1,000-year-old Church of Santo Stefano in Pane, built on the ruins of a Roman settlement. The Medici villa of Careggi, one of the first villas built for the powerful Medici family, is also worth visiting.
-Theatre: The Teatro di Rifredi puts on many plays, musicals and children’s shows throughout the year. Occasionally there are shows that present part of the region’s and the country’s history. Visitors with a Rifredi holiday apartment can also enjoy summertime theatrical performances in the grounds of the 19th-century Villa Fabbricotti.
-Architecture: For visitors who appreciate beautiful buildings and well-designed public spaces, Rifredi offers them as well. There are the intriguing architectural details of some of the buildings situated in the vicinity of Via Romagnosi. The Garden of Piazza Dalmazia contains a famous Florentine art house cinema, the Flora Atelier.
-Shopping: The focal point of shopping activities in Rifredi is the Piazza Dalmatia. This large public square is a hot spot for its cafés, attractive buildings, open space and large number and variety of shops and boutiques in and around the piazza.
Rifredi is part of Florence, a city with hills to the south and north that help to determine its climate. The summers and in particular July are hot, with soaring temperatures and high humidity. Winters are cool, wet and short. The temperature range during January is between 1°C and 10°C.
Many international airlines fly into Florence, and the city is linked to other parts of Italy via good road and train networks. Lazzi and SITA buses run to many parts of Florence including Rifredi. The neighbourhood also has the Firenze Rifredi railway station that serves Florence and the wider region.