The Foresteria Gould (foresteria means “guest house”) is situated is between Piazza Santo Spirito and Borgo San Frediano. It is at the center of a historical and popular neighborhood, ten minutes on foot from the Ponte Vecchio and the train station.
The Santo Spirito neighborhood of Oltrarno is the area on the other side of the Arno river. It features a lively mix of high art and culture (there are several important Renaissance sites) and streetscapes, including markets, cafes and restaurants, piazzas where people meet and live together, artisan workshops, and the flow of contemporary Florentine life. It is very much a place for the traveler looking to scratch a little more beneath the surface of the city.