Ponte Vecchio, Florence

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Walk across one of Florence's oldest and most iconic landmarks, Ponte Vecchio. Spanning the Arno river in the heart of the city, the 14th-century bridge features a wide, three-arch design supporting a series of historic shop fronts. Stroll the bridge's thoroughfare to peruse shops or see street performances. Visit the secret Vasari Corridor that stretches across the bridge to connect two Renaissance palaces. Antique jewelry enthusiasts may want to keep an eye out for the area's gold and silversmith shops. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ponte Vecchio by using our Florence online tour itinerary planner .
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  • It is a perfect place for strolling, walking and meet Florence, bridge is very beautiful, loaded with history, and all the surrounding streets are times to take pictures and portray Florence. Don't let go!
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  • One of the most visited spots by tourists and locals alike is the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge over the river which now has an array of bespoke jewellery shops. The entire setting of the houses across the ...  more »
  • The brigade is amazing and also all the stores that are there are so shiny because all of them are jewelry stores.  more »
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  • If you are going just to enjoy the view it is great. But when purchasing from here it is kind of a bummer to know that majority of the shops are run by one company. What does that mean for the shopper? Less variety, most pieces you will notice the same barcode, a symbol of corporate takeover. It also means less bargaining and good deals. But the experience is cool.
  • Lovely area and all the shops were very welcoming. All laid our very well and will have an amazing view of the river. Very classical location of Florence and it is worth going to when just to pass over and look through the windows
  • World famous. Old. Unlike any other bridge I've seen. It's a shipping district for gold, a place to hang out and watch people and one oof the coolest places I've seen. Go to one of the neighboring Bridges to get the best photos.
  • An amazingly historical bridge in beautiful Florence. A must see. The shops on here sell gold only. A wonderful opportunity to purchase something special for the special person in your life. I loved it.
  • It's famous for a reason. It can be crowded and touristy, but it is 100% worth going. Go to the middle and people watch with an espresso or cappuccino take away and look out over the city, up and down the river. If you're an Assassin's Creed fan, it's a must and will be nostalgic for you.
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