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Address: Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125 Florence, Italy
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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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Beautiful bridge and area

The airbnb that my family and I stayed at was right near the Ponte Vecchio, so we spent a lot of time walking over it and just relaxing on it. The bridge has amazing views of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The airbnb that my family and I stayed at was right near the Ponte Vecchio, so we spent a lot of time walking over it and just relaxing on it. The bridge has amazing views of the Arno river and of Florence too. The buildings on the bridge from a distance look exactly like houses from the Renaissance, though now... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I think this is a must ! not to go through the shops because that is what the ponte houses, a bunch of jewelry shops. I recommend visiting just to get a glimpse of the bridge made out of houses (which are now the shops). There's some grass area at the bottom, along the river, where you can just sit... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You may not want to shop there, but you also wouldn't want to miss one of the must-see attractions when visiting Florence! Lined on both sides with jewelry shops, we had the most wonderful time window-shopping!

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This bridge is amazing and well worth a visit. It is like taking a step back in time with all the shops over the bridge - very medieval! Most of the shops are jewellers. It does get very busy with people vying for space to take photos so get there early!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A must see in Florence! Wander to the other side of the bridge as well... Soak in all the shops and view from the bridge. It's super busy when I was there - and there are a lot of sellers lining the bridge. Kinda ruin the moment a bit, but it's alright.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views of the both sides of the river. There are tons of jewelry stores lining both sides of the bridge. Don't think you're going to get a deal, though, as many of them work together.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The bridge itself isnt very long, about 2-3 mins if you walk without stopping. But you can't. Ancient little shops selling jewellery, professional street entertainment, views along the river to the hills beyond. Just perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great city and very walkable. Make sure you stay overnight and experience the fantastic restaurants. Too many of our friends go on a day trip and really miss so much. You can easily spend three full days. We have vacationed there 2 times...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You have to walk across the bridge, but during the day it is PACKED with tourists. It's worth walking across - then vendors on the side of the bridge away from the city center are great! But for more atmosphere and breathing room, go back at night!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Worth a visit to this little Italian monument to soak up the history and atmosphere of the passing crowds. Photograph opportunities are a little crowded on the bridge itself but while you're there take a look at the old signs dotted around. Recommend visiting the opposite bridge to get some great photos beforehand. Worth a visit

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