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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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Touristy But A Must

A walk across the bridge, and some photos/sightseeing on the bridge is a must. But it's a tangle of tourists and vendors peddling stuff to said tourists.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A walk across the bridge, and some photos/sightseeing on the bridge is a must. But it's a tangle of tourists and vendors peddling stuff to said tourists.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed nearby and crossed the Pone Vecchio a number of times. Lots of jewellery stores aimed at tourists (who else) but interesting to browse, and possibly buy.

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Rijeka, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walking over this old bridge makes you feel so in touch with beautiful history of Florence. The shops are so charming!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was thrilled to be able to walk across the Ponte Vecchio. We went at night, there was a band playing outside a bar, and people were enjoying the music while having a drink. The shops were closed, but we were told the bridge mostly contains goldsmith shops. Many of the shops have old wooded decorative doors, they were beautiful.... More 

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Gjovik, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The P.V is a must but how about gettong a deceent photo? 1. Take time and decide what you want to take a photo of. Ask people to wait if so needed. 2. Light. Photo is LIGHT. 3. Use the blitz in backlight now: running. A quick run in the morning in the Tuscan light outweighs all other exprncs of... More 

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Recife, PE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hectic in the high season, this is a core place in Florence! It's a must visit! It's really nice and crowded, full of tourists and jewelry stores! Unless you're really rich, don't even think about buying jewels here - prices are surreal for unbranded jewelry!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The bridge looks beautiful as you approach it if you're walking along the Arno. The bridge itself is very busy and you almost have to fight to get across it during the day. At night though it was very quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

lovely place to visit,especially when the buskers are playing beautiful classical music-a beautiful experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very busy little street, but delightful! Jewellers Windows filled with the most exquisite diamonds and gold! Great photo opportunities and a real feel for old Italy. Lots of people here, and I can only assume that pickpockets are rife, but as long as you keep your wits about you, this is well worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Story has it that the retreating German army was about to blow this bridge up, as they did with the other bridges, and it was only saved by the commander who was an art lover. Also there is passage on top of the buildings that takes you from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti. There are mostly jewelery shops... More 

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