Location

The Arno flows through the heart of Florence and is divided into sections by a series of weirs.

Our trips mainly focus on four stretches of river: one in the historic centre, and three undisclosed stretches in the countryside significantly outside the city.

Florence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned for its architectural beauty. Five major sites – the Galleria Uffizi, Palazzo Bardini, San Miniato al Monte, Piazzale Michelangelo and Chiesa di San Frediano – are clearly visible from fishing positions in the centre, as are the famous bridges, Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita, Ponte alla Carraia and Ponte alle Grazie. 

It is possible to fish in very close proximity to the historic bridges if conditions and water level are right.

We work in partnership with a private estate beside which the Arno flows, and can offer exclusive fishing within 22 acres of olive groves and manicured gardens.

The stretches of river outside the city are peaceful and secluded, surrounded by woodland and rolling hills. We work in partnership with a private estate beside which the Arno flows, and can offer exclusive fishing within 22 acres of olive groves and manicured gardens. This can be followed by breakfast, lunch or aperitivo at a 16th century palazzo overlooking the river.

The Arno is rich in birdlife. Common species include kingfisher, little egret, great white egret, squacco heron, night heron, little bittern, common sandpiper, little ringed plover, hoopoe and spotted flycatcher, while localized sightings of bee-eater are possible during the spring and summer. Rarer species include whinchat, blue rock thrush and red-backed shrike.

The wildlife, landscape and architecture offer outstanding opportunity for photography, as do magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

Most trips commence at first light or early in the morning, but night fishing is permitted.