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Ponte Vecchio

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Address: Via Por Santa Maria/Via Guicciardini, 50125, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 294290
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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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Sunset over Ponte Vecchio

A must do in Florence. Walk through the old town (jeez it's all historic) in the evening as the sun is going down. Find a vantage point to watch the sunset over the bridge. Then... read more

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

A must do in Florence. Walk through the old town (jeez it's all historic) in the evening as the sun is going down. Find a vantage point to watch the sunset over the bridge. Then walk through and find a great taverna for a cold one (or two). One of the best moments of our Italy visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in Florence, I got out of bed early and went walking on my own around the city. The Ponte Vecchio at dawn, with no other tourists around, is stunning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go please make sure you understand the history. What was it originally How has it changed Why are there 2 levels It's the only bridge NOT destroyed in WWII Why? How did great Firenze flood effect the bridge. Breath the history

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On my most recent visit here my hotel was just at the end of the bridge and after returning one Saturday night there were crowds from one end to the other. Three quarters of the way across, just where there is a break in the jewellery shops that line both sides of the bridge, there was a busker channeling Leonard... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

crowded place but it beautiful to see and take pictures . also has shops on both side of bridge . lovey experience

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This bridge has shops on both side, mostly gold shops with high end brands. Also it has a monument in the center, good spot to take pictures over the river though.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must-see attractions in Florence, it was very crowded during daytime and early in the evening. Fortunately our hotel was close by, and we were able to revisit it early in the morning - and got a totally different feel plus we were able to take some great photos without having tons of folks in the background. We passed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the history of this bridge. It is very unique - unlike anything we had seen before. We took tons of pictures from every view imaginable. Even in the rain one day. Very crowded on the bridge and jewelry stores very expensive, but i did manage to purchase a charm for my bracelet. I got the emblem of the city... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bridge is very nice when you watch from outside so for the best view you can visit the other bridge across the river which are very close to each other. Inside the bridge there is an open spot to see around which also has a good view but the closed parts are full of jewellery stores.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the old covered pedestrian bridge lined with shops. It's beautiful, and definitely worth a stroll through. If you are looking for some beautiful jewellery to remember your holiday, this is the place.

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