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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. Plan to see Ponte Vecchio and other attractions that appeal to you using our Florence tour planner.
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  • This bridge represents Florence and it is magical at any time of the day, but at night with the lights of old shops that reflect sull'arno becomes truly magical!
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  • Walk on the Ponte Vecchio is one of the favourite activities. The banks of the Arno River rimirandone landscapes the views and views gives an idea of what it was this town centuries ago. Features the goldsmiths that follow each other in the eye.
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  • Historic bridge, quite famous in Florence and much visited by tourists. Despite the fame, the bridge is ugly and the Arno River that passes under it appears to be polluted. Disappointment!
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  • From the Roman Empire till now people have marveled at the beauty of this place. I'm so happy this place was not destroyed during the war it is absolutely stunning. If anyone is looking to visit this place. Definitely spend your time enjoying the sights.
  • Beautiful bridge with jewelry shops on it. Amazing bridge in terms of having the actual stores built as a part of the bridge. Great views of river and at night the Florence lights. Jewelry shops have a good selection but on the pricier side.
  • This bridge is famous for being the only bridge that survived the second world war, but also because this bridge is covered in shops, artists setting up their easels on the side and being a no-car bridge. This bridge will be full of tourists walking up and down, dipping into shops and standing stationary taking pictures, so it will probably not be the best bridge to take when you're trying to get from one place to another quickly. Still, as a famous bridge of significant history and events, take a stroll over this medieval stone bridge to tick this off your Florence to-see/do list.
  • Stunning, better than i even expected. Was there early October so crowds not as bad as in the summer. Nice shops too.
  • Beautiful bridge! Makes for some magnificent pictures and has some interesting history behind it. However, due to the very crowded streets, vendors, and tourists we much preferred to admire from a distance then walk over and through it.