Florence, Galluzzo and Historic Center - Downtown, are nearby suburbs which are also worth touring.
The Statue of David, one of the most visited landmarks in the country is situated 2 miles (3 kilometers) to the north.
Take the opportunity to see the city center of Florence and include a a tour of Ponte Vecchio and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.
Those interested in exhibits and shows will find some unique cultural highlights in and around Arcetri. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Academy of Fine Arts, the Sinagoga and Jewish Museum and Bargello Museum. Experience local and touring artists strut their stuff at the Teatro Comunale di Firenze and the La Pergola Theater. The area is a treasure trove for lovers of art. Don’t miss the Gallery of Modern Art, Palatine Gallery and Academy Gallery.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Florence, head to the nearby green spaces. Join in a ball game, throw a frisbee, or just enjoy the fresh air at the Florence Botanical Gardens.
To really get a feel for the area, head to the nearby local attractions such as the Piazza della Signoria, the Boboli Gardens and Orsanmichele. These spots are a magnet for travellers from all the corners of the globe. To learn more about the local historic attractions, visit Pitti Palace, Porta Romana and Strozzi Palace. To learn about the role of faith in Florence, pay a visit to the area’s most important religious sites, such as Brancacci Chapel, the San Lorenzo Church and the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
To enjoy some retail therapy, explore the San Lorenzo Market and Pitti Vintage.
After spending the day taking in the sights around Arcetri, rest up at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks be sure to check out the Nh Porta Rossa, the Grand Hotel Baglioni, and the Hotel Laurus al Duomo.