A green oasis on the river
At weekends, the locals head for the Cascine park, which stretches three kilometres along the north bank of the Arno just west of the city centre, a green, fresh air-filled lung amongst Florence’s urban sprawl. Families with kids and dogs in tow, joggers, in-line skaters, cyclists and picnickers all converge here on sunny days to take advantage of the shady lawns and riverside walks. It’s also the venue for a great weekly market held each Tuesday morning.
By Nicky Swallow, AFAR Local Expert
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