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Ponte Vecchio

Address: Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 206 Shopping & Fashion in Florence
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Type: Bridges, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed...
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Type: Bridges, Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
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 on each side housing the famous and unusual "botteghe" or shops.
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Take plenty of time strolling along the bridge, both sides and don't get taken by the bling, there is so much more to it and look up as you walk too as the upper architecture is really interesting too. I walked back and forth 4 times and each time you will see things you missed on the previous occasions. You... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

have seen this many times in magazines, but it is really spectacular, and unusual, lots of gold shops on the bridge, and other tourists stuff. bridge was great, but tooooo many people for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

You must see this bridge and if the crowds allow, walk through it. A must see if you are in Florence!

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Springwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On a recent trip to Florence we walked to the Ponte Vecchio. Down one end of the bridge we came across a lovely lady selling brightly coloured watercolours at a very reasonable price. Her name is Adelina Quadri. Her paintings feature amongst other subjects, flowers, balloons, & beautiful, well rounded ladies. I just had to buy them. This area is... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

An architectural marvel built by the Romans still standing and still in use today. The bridge is crowded on both sides with (mostly) tiny, pricey jewelry stores. As we explored the nearby neighborhoods I can say with certainty that you can get a better price on similar items nearby. The difference seemed most striking at lower price points. We went... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is one of Florence's oldest bridge. On the bridge, there's many jewellery shops mainly selling gold. Very interesting to walk, and also to take pictures of Florence's river. It's beautiful in the day and night.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Enchanting bridge which you simply must walk across. It is crowded with jewellery shops and gets very busy in high season. Take your time to browse.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Well worth a visit and a view from afar, the Ponte Vecchio is absolutely stunning anytime you see it. Whether it is day or night, be sure to get a good view and watch as people pass over on their way to the shops or to work. Truly unique, the shops on the bridge date back hundreds of years. Whatever... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A bridge originally erected by the Romans. My advice when visiting Florence is to do your research so you can truly appreciate the history and beauty

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Charlotte
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Jewelry shopping overload ! The historic value of this bridge gets lost in the expensive shopping. Thank goodness our excellent tour guide explained the importance of the bridge.

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