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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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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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Dazzling

As in days of yore, if you want something made of gold, this is the place to come. It is a dazzling sight! The bridge itself is an architectural wonder. It is especially romantic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Titusville, Pennsylvania

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Titusville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As in days of yore, if you want something made of gold, this is the place to come. It is a dazzling sight! The bridge itself is an architectural wonder. It is especially romantic to cross it in the early evening.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lots of shops selling mostly jewelry and such, and since it was January not so much crowds and able to window shop leisurely. The area is somewhat clean and easy to walk although cars and pedestrians seems to be too close for comfort.

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Thank eTaka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like gold this is a place to see very beautiful jewelry. Bargain for gold as much as you can and get the duty free price not what is on the tags. The leather goods were far cheaper in Rome and I would consider this a pricey tourist trap unless you are savvy. Walk away and go next door... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great views of the river & the City. Bridge is full of shops, excellent for non run of the mill gift buying.

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Romsey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

SImilar but subtly different to the Rialto in Venice. The whole bridge is dedicated to jewellery shops, most pretty expensive. Fantastic character at all times of day and night.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Interesting walk and covered with gold and jewellery. Very busy despite the chilly weather. Very busy quarter of Florence. Lots of little stalls with hand made goods ranging from pottery to jewellery and tapestry.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are some things you have to see during vacations that you have heard, about, read about or have been told about and Ponte Vecchio is one of those. Of course there is the commercial side of it where you can buy any thing gold that you want. There is the visual aspect as you enter one of the little... More 

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Bradford, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many little jewelry shops along the bridge. My one disappointment in Italy is that I didn't buy a ring there that was made from a Roman coin. There were many shops with these and the coins spanned the many years from Julius Caesar to Constantine, and most of them were made in gold and were very attractive. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The bridge is beautiful and quite unique, but it filled with high-end jewelry stores. It's fun to stroll across and enjoy window shopping.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Crowded even during off season. We saw lots of the same things, all beautiful. If you're looking for gold these artist shops have all kinds. I would prefer to shop at one of the shops off the bridge, I can't help thinking that you would pay more just to say you got your gold there, bragging rights. There are other... More 

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