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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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  • What can I say you're in Italy and you're surrounded by Beauty and history Art. Definitely one of the greatest places in the world to see and experience do not miss if you can. Highly recommend.  more »
  • At night the Ponte Vecchio is an extremely romantic destination. The beautiful sunset views! The great musicians! All Free! Excitement galore! A Must See!  more »
  • We have visited this unusual bridge every time we have visited Florence. It is the only original medieval bridge left standing and it is lined with interesting gold stores. A covered walkway was once ...  more »
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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.