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Ponte Vecchio

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Address: Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-29-42-90
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed...

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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A famous and romantic bridge. Shame that it's the only one left in Florence. If other bridges similar to this had survived it would enhance the experience of crossing several of... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A famous and romantic bridge. Shame that it's the only one left in Florence. If other bridges similar to this had survived it would enhance the experience of crossing several of them and comparing the experience. As it is. Well worth visiting and modern bridges could learn from it and become better tourist attractions.

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ponte Vecchio is a facinating and picturesque bridge, as it is completely covered with buildings on both sides facing the water. However, like many other places in Florence you can hardly get through the crowds when you venture out on the bridge. The fact that almost every building along the bridge is a jewelry shop adds to my suspicion that... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is supposed to be one of the highlights of Florence, but in fact it's not that pretty. The view from the bridge is nice though and you will visit it anyway when you go to Florence

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most amazing sites in Italy especially at about 6:00 AM when the city is empty. Don't miss this - the colours are incredible.

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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pont Vecchio,one of the most iconic attractions in Florence. Apparently the bridge used to be populated by fish mongers many centuries ago and then the jewellers took over and have remained to this day. All high end produce but nice to buy something typically florentine as a souvenir if you can. The views along the river Arno are special and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a lovely bridge to view and photograph but when we arrived on it is full of expensive jewellery shops and very crowded. Amazing to think it has survived hundreds of years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see the best sunset in Florence this is the place to go! The most beautiful sunset I've ever seen, with live music provided by the locals and a gelato in hand= perfect!

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Well worth a stroll down to the river for the lovely views. The bridge itself is pretty enough but gets very busy. Some nice shops on it though and nice views along the river from it. Overall glad we saw it but it is what it is... a bridge!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You're in Florence. Walk over this bridge. Don't buy anything. Go to Piazza Santo Spirito. Have a glass of wine. Repeat on the way back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Of course this is a must visit when here. Even in the height of season, not half as busy as the Rialto bridge in Venice, so quite nice being able to walk across. There's a little café called 'Café PonteVecchio' right at the bottom of the left hand side. Worth grabbing a drink here and doing some people watching!

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