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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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Via Por Santa Maria | Via Guicciardini, 50125, Florence, Italy
San Giovanni
+39 055 294290
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Reviewed today via mobile

Most beautiful bridge I've ever seen. It is simply mesmerizing, especially at sunset when the sunlight falls warmly on the little houses within the bridge. The jewelry shops on the bridge keep its history and royalty alive. Definitely one of Firenze's special marks.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Ponte Vecchio is a beautiful historic bridge in Florence, Italy. It is a great place to take photos, but it gets very crowded during the day with people who are also trying to take photos. I recommend going early in the morning. There are...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JMH1986
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Expensive!! Gorgeous pocketbooks!! ABOVE quality gold. ABOVE quality leather shops!! This area is truly for the affluent!! I could only watch and marvel. Enjoyed FINALLY crossing over the bridge to see the WONDER on the other side!! Firenze NEVER disappoints!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a nice old bridge with a flair. There are always a lot of people on and around the bridge, so be prepared that it is always crowded.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Culture741014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An absolute tourist trap, that just has to be seen, full of some interesting jewellery stores each with views over the river. Looking up just made me imagine Robert Langdon in Inferno escaping along the corridor above the stores...

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 878MikeS878
Reviewed yesterday

Full of jewellery shops and nothing else. Useful place to take photos of the river front - if you can get past all the tourists taking selfies!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pippa65
Reviewed 2 days ago

Place to be for shopping of jewelry, souvenirs, food & drinks. You can also negotiate for best price for the jewelries. Of course, gelato ice cream shops are everywhere for refreshments.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Clearly this is a famous attraction and a must-see. Whilst it is nice and good to admire, it is quite underwhelming. Also beware of guys trying to give you “free” gifts.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best view from st trinty bridge. ponte vacchio (old bridge) which survived whearous others bridges were ruined. initially there used to be butcher shops and houses. Now it has turned into one of the best market for gold jewelry, Art pieces and souvinour. View after...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aroundtheglobe999
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gorgeous view of the houses on the bridge. There are a lot of cute jewelry stores and other crafts stores. Be aware of crowds as it is a heavily trafficked area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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March 16, 2019|
Response from RknRon | Reviewed this property |
Frescobaldi bar none. Look at the reviews
February 3, 2019|
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Response from wendy d | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's a road, a normal thoroughfare. The shops are open on Saturday too. It's a lovely place to stroll but I imagined be it will be a bit more crowded in July. Enjoy!
June 19, 2018|
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Response from mppalmer | Reviewed this property |
I’m not too sure of they are real but given the tourist levels in the area I would be cautious.