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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 today via mobile

The bridge has a nice view of the river but is mainly just a place to go shopping. We did not spend a tonne of time here but it is worth checking out when you are down by the Gallileo Museum or the Uffizi Gallery.

Thank thetravellingkrogs
Reviewed yesterday

This bridge offers so much: shopping during the day, as well as, entertainment at night. The fact that there are so many people walking along its cobblestone streets makes it extra special: a link between the old and the ever changing new. It was wonderful...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chock full of jewellery shops, how expensive I wouldn’t know but as a spectacle it’s unique! Central area used as a stage for buskers at night. Musical theatre!! High class of graffiti!!

Thank JohnC15228
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great way to spend an afternoon is wondering the streets and shops of Ponte Vecchio! Lots of unique shops with beautiful items and many jewelry shops across the bridge. The prices are reasonable and with many to choose from, you are sure to find...More

Thank CrtJones
Reviewed 2 days ago

The bridge itself is impressive but it's been turned into a jewellery mall which is rather sad really. It was very crowded even in November but the shops were pretty empty

Thank AngelaTh
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful bridge connecting the old town and the new town. Excellent view of the river.You can find lot of of shops,musicians on the river. The bridge connects you to the Pittie palace.

Thank Ravikiran_India
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Not sure what the fuss is all about. It's a bridge. With shops. And lots of people. Old, yes. But not particularly enjoyable to look at. Once was enough.

Thank Clarence_Beeks
Reviewed 3 days ago

In the center of Florence and in the narrowest point of the river Arno is this famous medieval bridge. On each side there are shops selling jewelry and other valuable items, but in the central part one can take pictures with the beautiful background of...More

Thank travelsafer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Walk by the riveraide and walk over tp a range of restaurants. Nice location and lovely pictures. At night there is often music artists playing to enjoy rhe sights and sounds

Thank sdama2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

I know this is an historic bridge but at the end of the day it is just a touristy spot full of jewellery shops which I have absolutely no interest in.

Thank Kim H
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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 pamelaf268 |
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