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Ponte Vecchio, Florence

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Must see · World heritage site · Bridge · Tourist Spot
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Walk across one of Florence's oldest and most iconic landmarks, Ponte Vecchio. Spanning the Arno river in the heart of the city, the 14th-century bridge features a wide, three-arch design supporting a series of historic shop fronts. Stroll the bridge's thoroughfare to peruse shops or see street performances. Visit the secret Vasari Corridor that stretches across the bridge to connect two Renaissance palaces. Antique jewelry enthusiasts may want to keep an eye out for the area's gold and silversmith shops. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ponte Vecchio by using our Florence online tour itinerary planner.
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  • You'd hardly believe you're on a bridge. The enclosed walkway over the bridge has a history of its own. 
    You'd hardly believe you're on a bridge. The enclosed walkway over the bridge has a history of its own.  more »
  • Admire this piece of history from the Uffizi or from another bridge. To walk on it is a tourist trap nightmare and best avoided. 
    Admire this piece of history from the Uffizi or from another bridge. To walk on it is a tourist trap nightmare and best avoided.  more »
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  • It's a lovely spot for a leisurely walk along the river, with plenty of picturesque locations for taking photos - especially during sunset. However, due to its popularity, finding an empty seat can be a challenge as there are many people around. The bridge is also beautiful and surrounded by many jewelry shops. Although it can be crowded, it's still a worthwhile place to visit.
  • A perfect place to spend your evening walk. It looks amazing during sunset and if you stay a bit longer magic continues when city lights up. A must place to visit when you visit Florence. Bridge is lined with many jewel shops as well which is dates back to historical times.

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