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Ponte Vecchio, Florence

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#8 of 1,064 in Things to do in Florence
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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  • Good, nice setting by try river. Food was. 7/10. As a solo diner, felt service was not as the tables with several people, had to ask for things. 
    Good, nice setting by try river. Food was. 7/10. As a solo diner, felt service was not as the tables with several people, had to ask for things.  more »
  • it's a nice walk but just jewerly shops. On either side there are nice cafes to enjoy a drink or a coffee. 
    it's a nice walk but just jewerly shops. On either side there are nice cafes to enjoy a drink or a coffee.  more »
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  • I’m from Texas and my first time seeing this bridge was so nice. We have the 360 bridge in Austin but this was something interesting and unique to see because there are actual buildings on this bridge. How interesting is that? The shops on the bridge were all predominantly gold jewelry stores. There were all really cute. And the view from within the bridge? Just stunning. I got to see it every morning during sunrise on my walk to school there (I was studying abroad at the time). And at night? Even more stunning because they light up the bridge. 10/10 recommend going during or closely after the Christmas holidays. It’s even more stunning then with the lights around Florence.
  • One lovely bridge in the historical center of Florence. You can find a sun dial on the bridge and a lot of jewelry stores as the place has a history of such things dating back to Medici times. Impressive gaze of Arno river as you can see the other bridges aligning into view point.

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