Water activity

Florence: Pontevecchio Bridge and City Sights Rafting Cruise

4.7 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Firenze Rafting

Florence: Pontevecchio Bridge and City Sights Rafting Cruise

Activity provider: Firenze Rafting

From US$ 33.92 per person

Discover Florence's center on a rafting cruise down the Arno River. See its main historical sights, slip down the San Niccolò slide for an adrenaline kick, and paddle beneath the Pontevecchio Bridge.

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Duration 2 hours
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Italian, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Feel the thrill of adrenaline kick in as you quickly glide down the slide
  • Admire iconic sights like the Uffizi Gallery and the Pontevecchio Bridge
  • Snap pictures from a unique point of view from the Arno River
  • Paddle through the area's long-standing history on a raft
  • See Florence's city center from the peaceful perspective of the river
Full description

Admire Florence's iconic historical sites from a different perspective: on a raft on the Arno River. Listen to your guide tell you stories of each location as you easily glide over the river's peaceful waters. Kick up your adrenaline with a quick descent down the San Niccolò water slide and see the marvellous Pontevecchio Bridge from beneath it.

Follow the Arno River through the city, passing under its four main historical bridges. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the river, seeing Florence's city center and its incredible architecture from a unique and relaxing perspective.

Glide past sights such as the National Library, Uffizi Gallery, Pontevecchio, Santa Trinita bridge with Ammannati's sculptures, and much more.

Enjoy a thrilling descent down the dam of San Niccolò before arriving under the picturesque arches of the Pontevecchio Bridge. Take your time to admire the famed Vasari Corridor and the goldsmiths' workshops from below.

  • Raft cruise
  • Rafting instructor/guide
  • Raft
  • Paddle
  • Life jacket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Pictures
Not suitable for
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the beach on the Arno River. They will be by a gray van and red rafts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Flip-flops
  • Water shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • This tour could be cancelled for security reasons (due to extraordinary weather conditions)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

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We thought it was fun to do something other than walk around town. We knew that the water level was very low in the river Arno so we understood that there would be no immediate rafting rafting. We still had a very nice ride in the rubber boat with our fun and knowledgeable guide. Great to quietly glide down the river and listen to interesting history. Very happy with the trip!

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July 8, 2022

It was a nice ride on the Arno, complete with explanations on the details of the area. Very nice and helpful guide, as he helped me change a tire after a puncture. Apart from this experience made with my children and which I highly recommend.

August 14, 2022

Great time. Very friendly staff. A moment of calm while discovering Florence away from the crowds. I highly recommend

August 14, 2022

Product ID: 395429