Ponte Vecchio

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Ponte Vecchio
4.5
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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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Neighborhood: Florence Historic Center
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Michael and V
New York City, NY10 contributions
Jan 2022
The historical bridge is lined with jewelry shops on both sides with a fantastic view of the Arno River when you reach the middle of the bridge where a bust of 'CELLINI's statue is located. Turn around to the other side for a view of the Arno River & Uffizi Gallery. Look above the Rolex jewelry shop and find a white marble plaque dedication to German Army Officer Gerard Wolf who blew up every bridge crossing the Arno River but spared the Ponte Vecchio Bride as the Allies advanced from Normandy to to liberate Florence.
Written February 9, 2022
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Natascia N
County Cork, Ireland19 contributions
Jan 2020
Definitely one of the Must See Places in the World.
The beauty and atmospere that hits the visitors as soon as they approach this beautiful Bridge is amazing.
I would strongly reccomend to look at the Bridge from the river side before actually walking through it.
The Bridge reflection on the River Arno is so incredibly beautiful - and we were so lucky to be there on a sunny winter day.
The lights from the shops on the bridge are amazing, the wooden outerframes and the sparkle of the gold and silvers in the shop windows are captivating.
We saw it both during the day and at late evening and in both occasions it gives the impression of being in another time - you would aspect to see the De Medici passing through on their horses any time !
Definitely reccomend a visit if you are lucky enough to be in beautiful Florence.
Written February 12, 2020
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Trim, Ireland524 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I strongly recommend this place, go about an hour befor sunset and watch the sun go down from the bridge. It’s busy and alive full of jewellery shops, there is a viewing area half way across on both sides. I loved it here. Have a great time
Written February 7, 2020
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Sonja M
Hove, UK638 contributions
Aug 2019
Once you can get passed all the selfie stick tourist , you begin to see the beauty and majesty of this bridge. Take time to enjoy the atmosphere the hustle and bustle of the shops , although sadly nearly all are catering to the tourist mass market. There are some stunning view to be had from the centre where you watching the Arno following below as it had done for years.
There are far less crowded areas of Florence with far more original charm but it is one of those must see places.
Written April 14, 2020
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Gloria K
Berlin, Germany151 contributions
May 2019
It is hard to miss Ponte Vecchio since it is situated in the heart of the city. We went for a quick stop and check out the shopkeepers, the structure, and live and breathe a little bit of history. This bridge went through a lot! You don't really need to spend a lot of time there. The best view of the Ponte Vecchio we had it was from the other bridge and we even managed to catch it during sunset. It was breathtaking.
Written February 18, 2020
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Rome
Philadelphia, PA93 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
As an iconic structure and as a social gathering venue, while in Florence, it is a must see.

The views are great and the atmosphere is special, especially at Christmas time. After the copious number of jewelry stores close for the night, the street musicians come out and the party begins.
Written January 5, 2020
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Leslie
5 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Ponte Vecchio is the iconic bridge over the Arno River. It is very picturesque. And if you are shopping for gold, the entire bridge is lined with jewelry stores. There are also restaurants but they tend to be pricey. The bridge links the old city with some famous sites on the other side (such as the Pitti Palace of the Medici’s) and picturesque neighborhoods. There are also artisans living and working on the opposite side and you can find shops with pottery, leather, handmade paper and other nice gifts. It is worth a visit.
Written February 3, 2020
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Jeric Urbayo
Geneva, Switzerland38 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Old and gold. It is a place where you can buy expensive gold jewelries in Florence. The view is amazing. But its oldness and history will make speechless. You will like the view most especially in the early morning or late afternoon before or during sunset.
Written October 30, 2021
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trishtci
Austin, TX255 contributions
Jul 2021
Lucky enough to have visited in early July, the bridge was not jam packed and easy to find a good place for photos. We made the mandatory trek across the bridge and were glad because we found a little gem of a cafe on the other side for Vecchio Vicolo with fabulous food and thirst quenching spritz. Stopped for a few more photos on the way back- been there done that.
Written August 22, 2021
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Timzorrr
Edmonds, WA1,537 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Ponte Vecchio is a bridge with many jewelry shops on it. Originally, it was a bridge that had many butchers on it. Their continual dumping of the left over animal scraps into the river led to them being removed and replaced by high end jewelry shops.
It gets very busy but early in the morning it is a magical place to stroll and take pictures.
Written February 28, 2020
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