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Erected during Roman times, this is the most ancient and photographed bridge in Florence, which is characterized by three arches and two wide arcades on each side housing the famous and unusual "botteghe" or shops.
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Via Por Santa Maria | Via Guicciardini, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294290
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place gets hyped up a lot, but there's not really much to see unless you're looking for jewelry or watches or crowds. The views from the bridge are cool, but nothing you can't find in other areas of the city. Skip this place and...More

Thank Zac H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You read about this place and the history it’s just a bridge with shops and a corridor above . It’s not big but the whole thing is fascinating. Well worth the walk.

Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a must to visit but actually apart from taking a pic of the bridge there is not much to see apart from jewellery shops - expensive too. Worth a visit to say you've been but nit much else. Watch the ice cream shops nearby....More

Thank Petemcgaw
Reviewed 2 days ago

Make time to see this bridge. People used to live and trade on this bridge. The best time is to visit before like 9am. There's like no one there at that time. Bring a coffee and just watch the city come alive.

Thank OkieDokwa14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed so very close to the Ponte Vecchio we could literally walk out The Hotel Degli Orafi and be within about 30 ft. Of the bridge walkway. Music played each night it echoed off all the buildings to create a most amazing sound!

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw and learned about this ancient bridge as part of a Walks of Italy tour. So glad we didnt just find it on our own. We would have missed out on all the fascinating history

Thank sharimathisen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not just a means for crossing the river, a hive of entertainment, from solo musicians to skiffle bands. There are great places to drink and eat ice cream or gelato as the Italians say. It is simply beautiful and one of the places to visit...More

Thank AmofAmof
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spectacular view of Michelangelo’s David. To get the most out of the beautiful statue of David and the academia spend the extra money and take a tour with a real historian. It makes everything come alive. We happen to have a great English-speaking guide who...More

Thank richardsZ717VY
Reviewed 3 days ago

The second time we went across the bridge we stopped to listen to the street musician playing and then when an older gentleman got up and started dancing to the music, my heart just melted. We never knew how we were going to be entertained...More

Thank Frieda B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved our time walking, shopping and just enjoying the Ponte Vecchio. Knowing a bit about its history and the role it played during the Medici era made it all come to life. A great variety of shops and eateries makes this a very worthwhile...More

Thank Leonie T
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Every visitor coming to Florence for the first time
will immediately identify with Uffizi. As in past
times, passing through Via dei Calzaiuoli, you can
reach the city center, the Florence that everybody
dreams of. In just a few steps, visitors can
experience the rare beauty of the capital of the
Renaissance. walking delighted across Palazzo Vecchio
and overlooking Piazza della Signoria, up to the
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19 June 2018|
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Response from WoeSha | Reviewed this property |
Never bought anything from a store there. But I'd suggest finding a appraissal service and always keep the receipt
18 February 2018|
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Response from Pamela F |
Just today we took the train from Florence to Pisa and back. Trip takes just about one hour each way. Cost 8.4 E. Very easy, anyone can do it if we did! Trains run about every 30-60 minutes. We enjoyed walking around Pisa... More
13 August 2017|
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Response from pam567 | Reviewed this property |
Cars are not allowed