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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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calm place where you can relax ,enjoy the view while eating a gelato or drinking your coffee ... ...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

saw this bridge in brochure and thought it worth a look but very disappointed Very shabby looking and busy on actual bridge Was gonna take photo but didnt want to waste the film on it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

calm place where you can relax ,enjoy the view while eating a gelato or drinking your coffee ... ...

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Fethiye, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lovely old bridge spans the River Arno and is the only remaining old bridge. It is full of gold and jewelery shops on both sides of the road and gets very busy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ponte Vecchio is one of those icons of Florence that you just have to experience. It's not just a way to get across the Arno. Go there around sunset, and the colors come alive, the shops seem more attractive, and the whole atmosphere just makes it seem to be just the way it should be. We enjoyed some gelato... More 

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Fairford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the sights of Florence you just have to see. You won't be disappointed. Only problem is the crowds!

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I know this is a famous bridge for Italian gold but it's literally just that. It's rather boring unless you've got a ridiculous amount of money to spend. They had some nice pieces there but wanted way too much for them, can buy gold a lot cheaper at home. Mostly just full of tourists wandering up and down the street... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the famous bridge over the River Arno in Florence. It started out as butcher shops so the 'leftovers; could simply be dumped into the river below. Now you will find a blend of high end jewelry / leather goods shop along with the usual mix of ticky-tacky souvenir shops. Nice place to cross over to see the less... More 

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Settle, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ponte Vecchio is, without doubt, one of the treasures of Firenze but it was SO busy, even in February, each time we crossed it. It is best viewed from the bridges on either side and from afar. Jewellers shops, interestingly enough, don't display their prices in their windows! I wonder why?

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Ponte Vecchio is not very large but it's pleasant to just wander across past all the jewellery shops. However, if you want to buy anything, make sure you carry your plastic or plenty of cash as it can be very expensive. The cheapest thing I saw was 28 euro, and that was a small ring with a semi precious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of this old bridge makes it 10 times more special. Love all the old shoos on the bridge and the views!

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