You might have been to Florence many times but most likely never experienced a boat trip on the Arno river with the “Renaioli”. The “Renaioli” (sand digger) take their name from rena, sand in Italian and, until the Second World War, they were used to carry sand on their boats along the Arno river. Over the years this job became obsolete and gradually abandoned.
Today, the association of Renaioli has given new life to this activity as well as made possible the restoration and conservation of a handful of traditional boats. Thanks to this effort, it is now possible to do beautiful and romantic boat trips on the river.
From the boat it is possible to admire the city from a totally different perspective and to enjoy incredible views over monuments as the National library, the Uffizi Gallery, the Corridoio Vasariano, Palazzo Corsini and many other beautiful palaces and churches facing the Arno.