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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.

Top Hotels in Careggi Rifredi

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Raffaello
Hotel Raffaello
4 out of 5
Via Morgagni 19, Florence, FI
CA $74
per night
Dec 12 - Dec 13

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Piazza Dalmazia and Careggi Hospital. Fortezza da Basso and Tribunal of Florence are also ...

3.6/5Good! (122 reviews)
Nice hotel

"Hotel is recently remodeled and very clean. Service was also good. Local area is safe and about 7 tram stops from city center and attractions."…"

Reviewed on Apr. 29, 2019

Hotel Raffaello
B&B Leopoldo
B&B Leopoldo
Via Giovanni Fabroni 78, Florence, FI
CA $57
per night
Dec 8 - Dec 9

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Museo Stibbert, Fortezza da Basso and Careggi Hospital. Gallery of the Academy of ...

4.1/5Very Good! (65 reviews)

"Clean, modern room with friendly staff. Delicious simple breakfast with nice cappuccino. Right next to the tram in a quiet pleasant neighbourhood. Only draw backs were a slightly awkward buzzer entry system at check-in, a sign that said no B&B on the elevator, and a cramped shower. Would definitely ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2019

B&B Leopoldo
Residence Leopoldo
Residence Leopoldo
Via Fabbroni, 68, Florence

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Museo Stibbert and Giardino dell'ArteCultura. Gallery of the Academy of Florence ...

4.1/5Very Good! (85 reviews)
Nice stay in Rome

"beautiful place to stay. Staff is really friendly and the rooms were awesome. To get to the bus station, there is a little path that you have to borrow with homeless people living near by. This is the only disagreement that we had. The place was very safe and beautiful. The bus ride is about 15 minutes ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2018

Residence Leopoldo
Hotel Corolle
Hotel Corolle
3 out of 5
Via G Caccini, 24, Florence, FI
CA $65
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Meyer Children's Hospital and Careggi Hospital. Fortezza da Basso and Gallery of the Academy ...

3.3/5 (205 reviews)
August stay- decent!

"We were a 3 ladies group who stayed at Hotel Corolle. We enjoyed our stay, to be more specific we enjoyed the service they provided (i.e. requesting a taxi service to pick us up, breakfast hosts were on top of everything, and ease of checking in and out. My friends also added that they felt very ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2019

Hotel Corolle
Villa Le Fontanelle - Residenza d'Epoca
Villa Le Fontanelle - Residenza d'Epoca
CA $214
per night
Dec 10 - Dec 11

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this historic residence is within 1 mile (2 km) of University Hospital Meyer and Careggi Hospital. Gallery of the Academy of Florence ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)

"Great Villa outside the bustle of Florence. Fabulous views of Florence and the country side. Very nice staff. Great breakfast and dinners. Several other good restaurants nearby. Best if you have a car to get to Florence and for side trips."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2019

Villa Le Fontanelle - Residenza d'Epoca
Villa La Sosta
Villa La Sosta
Via Bolognese 83, Florence, FI
CA $88
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18

Located in Careggi Rifredi, this townhouse accommodation is within 2 miles (3 km) of Museo Stibbert, Gallery of the Academy of Florence and Fortezza da Basso. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (40 reviews)

"Very unique and beautiful property built in 1891 that has homey feel and was an actual residence of a local family (and therefore is a great experience for a traveler). Well maintained and clean. Recreation room with gorgeous views and tea room on the third floor. Our room was on the second floor ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2019

Villa La Sosta

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Ponte Vecchio
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Uffizi Gallery
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Florence Parks & Playgrounds Private Tour
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Florence Parks & Playgrounds Private Tour

CA $12

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Florence Private Tour : Villas, Gardens and Prosecco
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Florence Private Tour : Villas, Gardens and Prosecco

CA $18

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Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti
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Full-Day Tour of San Gimignano, Siena & Chianti

CA $44

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Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour from Florence
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Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour from Florence

CA $140

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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch
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Highlights of Tuscany: Siena, San Gimignano & Pisa with Lunch

CA $97

Enjoy a day trip through Tuscany as you explore Italy's most famous wine-growing region and the historic towns of Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa. Along the way, pair your experience with a succulent Tuscan lunch served with delicious regional wines.

Small Group Tour: Siena with Duomo of Siena experience, San Gimignano, Chianti
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Small Group Tour: Siena with Duomo of Siena experience, San Gimignano, Chianti

CA $147

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