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Ponte Vecchio

Via Palazzuolo 50 int. 1, 50124, Florence, Italy
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This city is just beyond beautiful! The small so you can really get lost and everywhere you turn around you see and feel the history! Me, my sister and our daughters ( age 12 and 16 ) stayed at the westin excelsior. Which is an amazingly beautiful hotel and close to everything. It's minutes away from the bridge ponte vecchio.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Iconic landmark in Florence that you must get a photo of before you leave, preferably from the top of the hill on the non-city side of the Arno river. Crossing the bridge did not improve my experience of Ponte Vecchio, but if you like jewellery and crowds it is worth the walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Great trip in Florence, but the bridge is definitely one to remember forever, and visit again. Weather, people, music, art, food everything amazing in Florence. i was dazzled by the beauty of this city.

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La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Florence is simply captivating. Ponte Vecchio is an incredible view on the Arno river. It's the one of the oldest stone bridges in Europe. It looks wonderful during the day but my favourite view is on summer nights. It's home to quite a few expensive jewellery stores now but there are also street artists and artisans if you wanna just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our first stay at Ponte Vecchio was a few years ago during Carnival! We loved the hotel the moment we stepped inside! From the owner, who seems to always be on the property daily, to the staff who always greet you by name and make you feel like family! The richly furnished hotel is small in size, but grand in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Ponte Vecchio for 2 nights in February 2013. Great location, we loved our room overlooking a canal and two old bridges. The bed was comfortable, we had our own bathroom across the hall, which was no problem since the place is quite small. we never bumped into other guests going to the bathroom.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My wife and I traveled to Florence last July. Along with the Duomo and Michaelangelo's David, the Ponte Vecchio (meaning "old bridge") is one of the most recognizable landmarks in this city. Built in 1345, the bridge was the only one to survive demolition by the Germans as they retreated from Florence. Apparently, legend tells us, Hitler expressly ordered his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My first view of the bridge was from a terrace just up the river. The Arno was a bit of surprise because, for some reason, I thought it was a much wider river. As you walk over to the Ponte Vecchio, you make a 90 degree turn and suddenly find yourself actually ON the bridge which was a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you visit Florence you must visit Ponte Vecchio, it is very beautiful like you can see in the pictures but it is very expensive to buy from the gold shops surrounding the bridge. You will most likely enjoy live music by a local musician who comes to play for those few that come to enjoy the bridge for what... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Tip 1: Yes, this is a tourist-trap destination. If you have too much money then this is a place for you to buy Italian goods like jewellery and gold. Tip 2: There is really nothing much to see except taking pictures of the bridge and then leave the site. I wouldnt suggest anyoe to spend more than an hour at... More 

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