Cross the unmissable Ponte Vecchio to arrive in Santo Spirito. As you guessed it, this area is named after the Santo Spirito Cathedral. Don’t let the unfinished façade fool you, the inside of the church is definitely worth a visit, and is often overlooked by tourists. Here you are in the Oltrarno district on the other side of the river, which is reached by only a few tourists. This part of the city is one of the most authentic, mainly due to the fact that it is home to numerous Florentino natives. It also used to be a working class and artisan neighborhood so you should expect to find numerous artisans and boutiques as well as be introduced to the unique Florentino craftsmanship, while strolling. Santo Spirito is known to be one of the most lively districts in the whole Tuscan Capital, loved both by locals and international students, In the daytime, the neighborhood is quiet but bustling, with its many shops and markets. Once the artisans close their boutiques and the vendors pack up their stalls, the scene changes to a much louder one. The Piazza Santo Spirito, which holds fairs and markets of all kinds during daytime, becomes at sunset the rendez-vous point for students looking for a fun night. Restaurants, bars and nightclubs open and are swarmed by students and young people. On the cultural side, be sure to cross The Palazzo Pitti off your list, as it is one of the city’s largest architectural monuments, and was the home of the Medicis. Right next to the palace is the Boboli Gardens, a wonder of green architecture. This very garden is the home of centuries-old oak trees, sculptures and fountains. It is known to be the prototype that inspired European gardens in Europe, including the famous Versailles!