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Address: Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-29-42-90
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed...
Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed bridge in Florence, which is characterized by three arches and two wide arcades on each side housing the famous and unusual "botteghe" or shops.
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Exciting vibrent old bridge

This bridge is a shoppers haven, beautiful jewelry of which workmanship i haven't seen any where else. Only down side if you take your loved one in one of these shops it's hard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Goldsmith on both sides. There was a short segment with a bust and enough space with no shop to see both sides of the river. Otherwise, this is more like a goldsmith alley.

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It's something you have to see when in Florence, but it's much nicer from the outside than the inside. The inside is crowded with stores I'd never shop at, so we walked across it once and settled for taking photos from afar.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I remember walking through here around 20 years ago and marvel long at the gold and glitter. Perhaps I've seen a lot since but thought it was only soso. Nothing really sparked my teenage daughters, just a 5 minute window show.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This bridge is a shoppers haven, beautiful jewelry of which workmanship i haven't seen any where else. Only down side if you take your loved one in one of these shops it's hard not to come out without a purchase of something glittery. Extremely packed during the day but if you are staying the night it has another charm about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The view was so amazing, the bridge is so, so pretty, I saw the bridge from the uffizi gallery and it looked so beautiful. When I got out of the gallery, my family and I enjoyed a short walk on the bridge. It was super crowed and there were a lot of police around which sort of gave me a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Crowded, maintenance could be improved, but still nice to visit as the set-up is not too common. Easy to reach when you are in Florence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Really crowded on the bridge and you won't know you are on the water, with all the shops that line it. But the view from the shore off the bridge is terrific. The shops on the bridge are way more expensive than anywhere else, so just take a walk across and shop further out of town for the famous Florentine... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I guess I'm glad we walked this bridge once so we could say we did it. It was crowded (yes, I know - it was June and it's a tourist site) and seems like it could be overwhelming for anyone planning to shop. As for getting from one side of the Arno to the other, we much preferred using Ponte... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After visiting the Uffizi Gallery, my husband wanted to rest. While he did that, I walked over to the bridge. The going was slow, as the area was packed with tourists, people selling fake handbags and Raybans, and selfie sticks. As I walked along the river, there were so many opportunities to take photos. I wasn't very interested in any... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Just another street market swarming with tourists. Nothing glamorous about it compared to the surrounding plazas and streets.

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Address: Address: Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-29-42-90
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence

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