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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
+39 055 294290
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Reviewed yesterday

This bridge is full of jewellery shops and makes for a perfect walk across to the other side of town. The views from the bridge are amazing.

Thank Deborah U
Reviewed yesterday

While it is a beautiful bridge with lots of history it is now full of jewelry stores and full of tourists.

Thank jojtrust
Reviewed yesterday

To avoid the crazy crowds and potential pickpockets, go to one of the bridges on either side of the ponte Vecchio to take your photos. If you do want to cross it, try going over in the early morning or late at night for a...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed yesterday

crowded crossing over the river, a lot of jewelry shops that brings an atmosphere from another century, nice to look at also from the shore, part of the great open air museum that defines Florence

Thank traveldel2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You have to battle the tourists and the crowds to cross over and see the place. Very high end jewelry stores on the bridge better for browsing than buying. Unless a suitcase of Euros is weighing you down and you have to spend it. It’s...More

1  Thank GeneseoSupremo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun to see but other than looking at it the shops were okay... I wouldn’t say it’s a must see but if you walk past it snap a few pictures.

Thank Ryguy2779
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ponte Vecchio is one of the most interesting bridges I've seen. With traditional stores on each side of the bridge, you can find a plethora of antique, artisanal, and jewelry products. At the center of the bridge, there's a small piazza where you can see...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The historic Ponte Vecchio crosses over the Arno river not far from the Uffizi Gallery. It has many interesting stores (many jewelry stores) on both sides of its span, with the pedestrian zone running through the middle. There’s a part where it opens up and...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The bridge is essentially a jewelry mall with a small open span for enjoying a view of the river. There are several jewelry stores offering a grand variety of merchandise.

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting site and history. Great photo opps, unique shops on the bridge. Was busy but access was easy.

Thank Andre N
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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time
will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past
times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from WoeSha | Reviewed this property |
Never bought anything from a store there. But I'd suggest finding a appraissal service and always keep the receipt
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Pamela F |
Just today we took the train from Florence to Pisa and back. Trip takes just about one hour each way. Cost 8.4 E. Very easy, anyone can do it if we did! Trains run about every 30-60 minutes. We enjoyed walking around Pisa... More
August 13, 2017|
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Response from pam567 | Reviewed this property |
Cars are not allowed