Ponte Santa Trinita
Ponte Santa Trinita
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,724 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a sister bridge to Ponte Vecchio located to the northwest. It provides link between Oltrarno and the city centre near Basilica di Santa Trinita. Historically there have been bridge crossings at this location since the 13th-century. However, its most notable iteration was the Renaissance bridge constructed by Florentine architect Bartolomeo Ammannati (1567-1569).

Sadly, Ammannati's masterpiece crossing was destroyed in 1944 by Germans retreating from Allied forces. It was rebuilt in 1958 by architect Riccardo Gizdulich, who used archive plans, images as well as as much original material, including parts recovered from the bed of the Arno in order to recreate Ammannati's grand bridge as closely to the original as was possible. That is what you will find today when crossing this particular bridge.
Written April 2, 2024
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JRMADA
United States3,331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is a nice looking bridge and a popular hang out for people specially on weekend nights. We took a stroll through it at night on a weekend in October when the weather was gorgeous, and it was very nice. The view of Ponte Vecchio is great from there. Go check it out.
Written October 23, 2022
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Steve_of_N21
London, UK3,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Ponte Santa Trinita is a bridge which is usually overlooked being in the shadow of the more famous bridge next door, but it is an impressive bridge in its own right and has an impressive back story.
But it also has the key selling point of being a much more relaxed bridge to cross and affords a great view of Ponte Vecchio, especially late afternoon or early evening when the sun is setting to the west and behind you for the best photos and selfies…
This bridge in its own right is very beautiful and photogenic, especially on a sunny morning when it’s elegant line and the design of the three main arches reflects well in the Arno.
The Bridge was completed in 1567-70 with the protruding buttresses to thwart the river floods that had destroyed previous bridges, and the statues of the Four Seasons which decorate the four corners of the bridge. It stood firm against all the Arno could throw at it but couldn’t stand up to the German Army dynamite and was destroyed during the German retreat of 1944.
And this is where us tourists are indebted to the Florence government of the Fifties who decided to rebuild the original bridge by fishing all the stones and statues out of the Arno and using the original quarry for replacing blocks beyond repair instead of building a modern bridge.
The Santa Trinita bridge as we see it today was completed in 1958 minus the head of the Spring which was considered stolen or lost forever until it was found in the silt of the Arno during maintenance in 1961, and returned to its rightful place.
Written May 18, 2017
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olenkatravels
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
Something to do while in Florence, take a stroll along the waterfront and across the bridge after viewing all the must see museums / cathedrals.
Beautiful walk and lovely spot for a quick picnic or even an ice cream.
There are plenty of boat cruises available as well.
Written August 4, 2019
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Ozan Karahan
Krakow, Poland1,659 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Ponte Santa Trinita is a beautiful and historical bridge over Arno in Florence. Here is not as popular as Ponte Vecchio, but worth visiting.
Written July 2, 2022
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,689 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Literally translated, Ponte Santa Trinita means Holy Trinity Bridge, named for the ancient church near this Renaissance bridge. It’s original incarnation was the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, constructed from 1567 to 1569. Retreating Nazi armies in 1944 destroyed it, but city leaders had it reconstructed in detail, much as Budapest city leaders had Chain Bridge reconstructed. PST is downstream (west) of Ponte Vecchio, which is the only bridge in Florence not destroyed in World War II. Floods in 1252, 1333, and 1557 caused the bridge to be rebuilt.

The reason for my high rating is that city leaders chose to restore a significant architectural structure instead of building a modern, uninspired bridge. Too, the best view of Ponte Vecchio is from this bridge.☺
Written September 30, 2017
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Julian S
Binghamton, NY102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
I never tire of ancient architecture. Bridges are fascinating in themselves because of the amount of study and forethought that goes into their construction. This bridge is not only beautiful, it is amazing. And yes I had to look up the date that they began building to get a definite idea of the time period (1566 according to the Internet). The excellent condition and the marvelous peaceful quality of a well constructed bridge over a slow moving river cannot be underestimated. I scarcely need mention the view.
Written December 18, 2016
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Richard S
Ashington, UK800 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
It is just a bridge crossing the Arno but it's a great spot to take a photo of Ponte Vecchio and the Arno. Much less busy than crossing the river at the Ponte Vecchio.
Written August 19, 2016
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Martin vW
Brussels, Belgium37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
If you want to avoid the huge crowd of Ponte Vecchio, take the Ponte Santa Trinita to cross the ARNO river and enjoy a very nice view of Ponte Vecchio.
Written February 9, 2016
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Marjolein A
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,440 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Bridge itself not very special but you have an amazing view on the Ponte de vecchio, great opportunity for pic's!
Written December 19, 2015
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