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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Even though I don't consider my self very romantic I was amazed with Ponte Vecchio. Me and wife visited the famous bridge both day and night and each time it had something different to offer. I found my self travelling back in time of the Medici's and felt in love again while drinking wine and watching the sunset. If you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

such a unique place, i have been here several times and always enjoy myself. i can leave the wife to stroll the jewellery shop while i walk around and check out the shops and maybe have a drink. do note it tends to get very packed depending on season. tends to get hot in summertime so make sure to dress... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Or just people watch (unless it's in the middle of the day, then it's a jungle trying to walk through) and enjoy the views of the Arno.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Every time I walk by after my internship, the view is just breath taking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It looks like a painting - simply beautiful. The colors on/surrounding the bridge are rich, bringing this piece of history to life every day. The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence. The original windows (far right) were small intentionally. This allowed the Medici family to eavesdrop on the locals. The windows in the center changed when Hitler visited... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My second visit to Florence, 20 years on. Thankfully the Ponte Vecchio is the same, or even more vibrant than I remember. More buskers and energy. To tread on the Ponte Vecchio is to tread in the footsteps of the renaissance. Somewhere you transcend to connect with the world's cultural and intellectual heritage when you walk through the extraordinary archetecture... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We walked on the bridge and found a good spot on the middle to take good pictures. There were many jewelry shops on the bridge. It was crowded.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Ponte Vecchio wasn't built for all the tourist that tend to mob it during most of the year, but it you can step back and see through the mob, or are fortunate enough to be there on a day that there is no mob, its a very romantic spot. It breaths history if you give it a chance. Think... More

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Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The bridge is filled with history and interesting architecture. Unfortunately, it's also filled with tourists almost all the time. If you can, go late in the day, after the jewelry shops that line the bridge are closed, so that you can get a look at things without fighting the hordes of tourists. At the middle of the bridge, stop for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

You should cross the Ponte Vecchio to check it off your list and to get to the very interesting Oltrano district of artisans on the other side of the river. The bridge itself is mobbed with tourists

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