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Ponte Vecchio

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  • Martin Donat

    Time for a little Florence sightseeing. And the Ponte Vecchio is just one of them, it is one of the landmarks of the city. Today's stone bridge has existed since the fourteenth century and since then there are also these seem chaotic extensions: these are small shops, which are open to the customers and on the outside, like balconies, towering over the bridge. In any case, you must have seen. The two neighboring bridges offer a good view of the Ponte Vecchio and are perfect for a very classic Florence vacation selfie;)

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    • December 8, 2017

  • Ciclosofista

    Of course, tourists can access the bridge every day, 24 hours a 24. But, to visit the Vasari Corridor (currently the ordinary visits are suspended for safety checks), they must request to the Superintendentency a special opening for scholars.
    The ticket includes an English guide and the access to Uffizi Gallery.

    • February 20, 2017

  • Lisâ

    The small road that leads to the bridge, is unfortunately a bit crowded during the day. However, not as crowded as the bridge itself. For photos of the Ponte it is very nice here and despite the many people, I would recommend a short walk across the bridge.

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    • May 24, 2019

  • tom13

    Most famous bridge in Florence, which is built on with goldsmiths and jewelry shops. One of the landmarks of Florence. In the secret "Vasari Corridor" the Medici could get from the Palazzo Pitti to the Uffizi, unseen by the common people.

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    • September 13, 2021

  • Ciclosofista

    Moreover, during the Nazi occupation in Florence (August 1944), it was just thanks to the Vasari Corridor that the Partisans were able to to link the members of the Resistance on the two banks of the Arno, unbeknown to the Fascists and the Nazis.

    • February 20, 2017

  • Federico Silvio Moretto

    The most famous bridge in Florence

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    • May 3, 2020

  • HorstAP

    Today's stone bridge was built between 1335 and 1345 over a ten-year period. Small shops have been lined up along the side of the bridge since the beginning.Originally there were mainly butchers and tanners on the bridge. The butchers threw their stinking rubbish into the Arno, the tanners washed their fabrics, which had previously been tanned with horse urine. In 1565, however, these were replaced by goldsmiths by decree of Cosimos I de ’Medici, as they do not produce any waste.

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    • March 6, 2021

  • Handrick 🚴+🥾

    Always worth a trip, have enjoyed it. The tour guide was well informed

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    • May 9, 2018

  • Jojo

    Lively bridge with high-priced shops

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    • August 17, 2018

  • Lisâ

    In the summer months unfortunately very crowded. Still worth a visit. It is really a beautiful bridge.

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    • May 24, 2019

  • drahteselfahrer

    Not as crowded this summer as usual ...

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    • September 13, 2020

  • Janek Lensch

    There are only jewelry stores on the bridge. You definitely have to go over here when in Florence.

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    • July 7, 2021

  • Mike

    The bridge is actually best seen from the third level (at the very top) of the Uffizia.

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    • September 8, 2021

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