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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 #10 of 151 shopping in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the most beautiful bridge which is full of jewellers. Each family must be local and been jewellers for several generations in order to have a shop on this bridge. There are some beautiful modern pieces as well as antiques so there is something for everyone. In the evenings there are often musicians playing and the crowds gather to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We loved the views and wonderful shops. Prices were very inflated. It got a little crowded with tourists. Still a must see!

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Definitely a bit of a tourist trap, but well worth a look The bridge actually used to house all of the local butchers and the blood from the shops used to run directly into the river It looks much nicer now with gold shops!

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Ahhh, the iconic Ponte Vecchio, which spans the Arno River, is just as picturesque as you have imagined and seen in so many photos of Florence. The wonderful thing about Florence, as opposed to Rome, is that it is so entirely walkable, that you're never too far from one attraction, church or museum at any given time. The Ponte Vecchio... More

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

A cute bridge that we enjoyed. We walked up and down along the river taking photos of this cute little bridge. It was a Saturday afternoon and was busy but we managed. My advice would be to maybe go early in the morning to visit it. There are nice little jewelry store long it to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Again, most places you can hit early and be in and out before the crowds. This is one of them. The whole area is a great area to people watch and take pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I wish I had more time in Florence, because I bet this is a magical place when there aren't as many people milling about. It was so crowded I had to make sure I kept my eyes on my children the whole time, but it was a beautiful location. We had some gelato and enjoyed watching the many, many people... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

A street of jewellers! You can find affordable gifts among the glitter and there are shops selling high end stuff too. The shops close earlier than some in the centre and put up the shutters - these are quite decorative and when all the shops are closed and there are not too many people around the mix of wooden shutters... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you get there when all the tourists are out - but once they've gone it has real atmosphere. And so great for photos from every angle. Look up on the east side for where the corridor built by the Medicis between their Palazzios Vecchio and Pitti runs - shows how much money they had!

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Out of every thing in Florance, the Ponte Vecchio stands out as the most prominent landmark in the city. In reality it is a bridge with shops built on top which is in essence only unique in that way. The sight of the bridge however from the west side of the river is amazing, especially at sunrise.

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