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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 #38 of 219 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Montreal, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This place is not as good as the reviews says. This bridge is nothing more than a structure with buildings on it. Actually, all the buildings on the bridge are jewels stores. Not to mention that these stores are super expensive and that the bridge is super crowded with tourists. The bridge doesn't have a particular architecture and looks a... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

We walked past this bridge many times before finally walking over it during our 3 days in Florence. It really is just a bunch of jewelry shops. With shops on either side of the bridge, there is hardly a view while actually on the bridge. A better view of the bridge is from the nearby bridge so you get this... More

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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The bridge is a great piece of architecture. I actually enjoy walking it when the shops are closed because the wood work on the shops closed doors is awesome.

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north truro ma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

After having read that this was the only bridge that survived World War 2 I couldn't wait to see it for myself. My daughter and I stood on another bridge to get a good shot of it. Also took a picture of a bird fishing in the river not caring about this tourist at all. lol

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Birkirkara, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Although it isn't an attraction as such, a visit to the Ponte Vecchio is a must if you are in Florence. The Ponte Vechio offers a pittoresque view and respresents part of the living history of the City of Florence. However, it is bound to be crowded, with several shops and sellers inviting you to purchase the goods they have... More

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Turlock, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This bridge is quite crowded. Pretty, but crowded. Several jewelry stores on the bridge. Be careful for the Gelateria nearby. Always look for prices when yiu travel.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views of the river from this historic bridge that's lined with jewellery shops. Definitely take photos here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Ponte Vecchio is beautiful to see and take pictures of from a distance, say the bridge up from it. Once you actually get on the bridge, it is super crowded and all of the jewelry stores are ridiculously expensive!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

If you're into getting pituresque selfies or a beautiful shot of yourself & a loved one or your family, this is a great spot with a gorgeous backdrop to do just that. My partner & I went for a stroll with my parents to take in a Florentine evening and this was definetely the highlight of documenting our trip here.

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durham uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We felt very lucky to be in the right place at the right time as we watched the sunset over the Arno on this sublime Florentine night.

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