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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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Amazing place during sunset

We were exploring the center and around that time we ended up on the bridge only to be astonished by the view. It was extremely packed but we could still manage to both take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is awash with frenzied tourists... mobbed. Overpriced jewelry in every window. Glad its there and the history is worth knowing, but the experience of visiting is a poor one.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were exploring the center and around that time we ended up on the bridge only to be astonished by the view. It was extremely packed but we could still manage to both take photos and enjoy the view until it got dark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Ponte Vecchio over the Arno River is a can't miss - so picturesque day & evening. The rows jewelry stores along the way is puzzling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its often busy here but work a visit. Mostly jewelry stores but there are a few well priced leather stores at the opposit end. This historcal bridge that has stood the test of time is a must see when in Florence

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Ponte Vecchio is one of the central landmarks of Florence. It was absolutely jam-packed with pedestrians and some push bikes I don't think either of us had ever seen so many people crammed into such a space before. It is also lined with jewellery shops selling stuff at over- inflated tourist prices, plus to our horror they sell coral!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After so many years of hearing about the ponte vecchio, I was a bit disappointed in how small it actually was. Some of the shops were a bit pricey too and lots of jewelry, if you like that sort of thing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The bridge is pretty lovely and so is the surrounding area. I really enjoyed roaming it and round it.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There were too many people to enjoy Ponte Vecchio and the jewellery shops weren't up to much. Probably best to just look at from the other bridges...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You are in Florence. You must cross this ancient bridge. Be prepared for crowds of tourists jousting you and large tour groups plodding along. You barely notice the merchants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Old Bridge is striking with 3 graceful arches and a lot of history. The bridge is topped with many stores. Also, there is a covered "corridor" on top of the bridge stores constructed by the Medici family that directly connected them from Uffizi on one side of the Arno River to Palazzo Pitti on the other side without even... More 

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