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Address: Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-29-42-90
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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Of the "must see" places in Florence this one is best seen from other bridges. It is a lovely sight but other than overpriced jewelry stores there is nothing to see on the bridge.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Monroe, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Of the "must see" places in Florence this one is best seen from other bridges. It is a lovely sight but other than overpriced jewelry stores there is nothing to see on the bridge.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

An iconic bridge in the capital of the Renaissance. You have to imagine that the great Florentine philosophers like Marsilio Ficino, Giovanni Pico de Mirandola left their footsteps in this city. And that the great Dante was inspirered to write his Divine Commedia. Some visitors are overwhelmed by this city that they end in a psychiatric hospital. This illness is... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

i may have over-rated this a little. Yes it is a very historic bridge, and is sort of unique but it is bridge full of shops and people. If you want a good view of it approach it from the city side and walk up the river. Here you get the best views of it. It does have a certain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A jewelry lovers paradise. Be prepared to be overwhelmed with one after the other jewelry shops. I have never seen anything like this before and loved it. If you know what you are doing and love to buy jewelry this is the place for you. But it is fun to just walk over the bridge and just watch everything that... More 

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Wellesley MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Avoid this tourist trap at all costs. Unless you want to get swacked with swarms of selfie sticks, or elbowed by swarms of tourists off of all the cruise ships take another bridge over the Arno. It was so mobbed with people one could barely move. Probably the number one place to get your pocket picked in Florence. I suspect... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The bridge is just like another street, but lined with jewellery shops. It is useful to get to the Pitti Palace, just walk across and keep walking. There is a gap in the shops in the middle to see the river. There is a small fenced area that has many locks attached to it. I wouldn't go just to see... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's a short bridge but it will take you at least an hour to shop all of the fine jewelry venues .a nice people watching spot and a nice view down the canals.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A bustling hive of activity, lots of gold shops all on a bridge! Walk to one of the other bridges nearby to get a great view of this unusual bridge of shops.

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Potterspury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This bridge is definatly worth a visit while you are in Florence. You can get some great pictures of it by walking down the river towards it, or from the bridges either side. The bridge itself has shops all the way down the sides with beautiful jewellery. Although I was not shopping for jewellery, it was still nice to look... More 

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We all walked across the bridge because we felt it was something you just had to do if in Florence. Well, nagging salesmen try to get everyone to come into their shop. Everything looked the same and once we made it through one-way we didn't even want to walk back so we took another bridge. It's really prettier and more... More 

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Address: Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-29-42-90
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence

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