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Reviewed December 5, 2018

This bridge is the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, despite it doesn't look like it. It looks pretty ordinary comparing to the Ponte Vecchio. The bridge was completely destroyed by the retreating Germans in 1944 but rebuilt from the original stones found in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Crossing this bridge, you get a good view of the River Arno and the Ponte Vecchio. You cross from the historic part of Florence to the Oltrano part to visit the sights in that part of town. Nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The bridge is named after the ancient church in its vicinity and it is the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, with three thirty-meters wide arches. The bridge was built in the 16th century, designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati, the famous Florentine architect.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This bridge pass over of the Arno river. There are two beautiful statues on both sides of the bridge. This one is close to the Ponte Vecchio.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank eudoxiob
Reviewed June 23, 2018

One of my favorite bridges in Florence, completely restored piece by piece after being bombed in WWII (only missing one of the sculpture's head). The four sculptures, two males, and two females, represent the four seasons of the year, see if you can figure out...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tyler H
Reviewed June 23, 2018

One of the several bridges crossing the Arno River in Florence. Great photo op for views of the river as well as the Ponte Vecchio.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TDakin
Reviewed June 17, 2018

The perfect spot to finish your mini tour around Piazza Santa Trinita is the bridge. Spend the evening watching the sunset over the city, bring your camera to capture the amazing colors, and enjoy some of the most picturesque sights you have ever seen.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Located downstream of the Ponte Vecchio, this bridge has the distinction of being the oldest elliptic arch bridge anywhere. Completed in 1569 but in 1944 destroyed by retreating German forces it was rebuilt in the late 50’s with the original stones retrieved from the river....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

This bridge is the best one to get into situation and make photos to Ponte Vecchio. You will have it in front of you. When you see the water is pretty calmed. You will feel like in a film.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

I like the history of this bridge , rebuilt several times since the original thirteenth century version it was last rebuilt after the second world war. The statues of the four seasons , placed at each end were rescued from the Arno at the same...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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