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Ponte Vecchio

Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125 Florence, Italy
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #37 of 220 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges, Specialty Shops
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed bridge in Florence, which is characterized by three arches and two wide arcades... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Walked across this old landmark medieval bridge on the way to see the Pitti Palace. The buildings on the bridge now house fine jewelry stores with an impressive variety of gold and gem stone baubles.

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Brandon, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I was on business in Florence for 6-weeks and lived within 5 minutes of the Ponte Vecchio. I had to cross the Arno River everyday to get to my place of business and, thus, walked across the Ponte Vecchio everyday for 42 days. The bridge is historic, interesting, and captivating. The view up and down the Arno River from the... More

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Voorhout, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This bridge is one of the few bridges spared during the Second World War. From afar this bridge looks amazing and when you are on it it looks just as amazing. However, because this bridge is so popular with the tourists and every shop on this bridge is a goldsmith it is a known location for street sellers and pickpockets.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is by al jeans an old treasure . What had ben lost in kant places is just a walk away. A bridge losers with treasure and tourists. A must are!

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Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We could actually see this beautiful landmark of Florence from the terrace of our hotel room (Westin Excelsior) and it is indeed beautiful, especially when the sun sets in the evening. Its also extremely crowded until 7:00 in the evening when the hoards of gold and silver shops close for the day. Its the main artery from the Pitti Palace... More

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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It's a bridge. Full of houses. With folks selling jewelry. For crazy prices. And a lot of tourists. I'd say there's more to see in Florence than this...

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

u can get a better view of ponte vecchio from afar and take good photos. it is an old bridge combined with history and medici family. we saw it in our way and then after visiting accademia gallery,we back at evening.the sunshine was great there.it had a magical calmness when seeing the sunset there with golden water and sky.in fact... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Ponte vecchio is a must see if you are in Florence. Knowing the history of the bridge make it even more enjoyable. It was crowded but still a top attraction for me.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting old bridge with wonderful colors, but the shops on both sides are ruining the place. I would have enjoyed it more with less crowd and hassle. It's a pity to ruin such a historical pace with crowded touristic shops.

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The bridge itself is a crowd of tourists and mostly jewelry shops. This bridge is best enjoyed by admiring from near the Uffizi or even better from the other side of the river near Torre Barbadori with a guidebook that gives you its history. A Florence landmark that is a must see for first-time visitors.

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