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Arno River

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The Arno and the Ponte Vecchio make a postcard view of Florence

The Ponte Vecchio bridge across the Arno River is the main architectural feature that I think about when I hear Florence mentioned. Our Airbnb apartment was above the Ponte... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Mountain View, Arkansas
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This river never inspires, it is fast flowing and looks quite dangerous. However, the buildings that border the river and span it are fabulous.

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Mountain View, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ponte Vecchio bridge across the Arno River is the main architectural feature that I think about when I hear Florence mentioned. Our Airbnb apartment was above the Ponte Vecchio overlooking the Arno. I loved to look out the window and enjoy the views. The buildings along the river are gorgeous.

Thank Razorfish
Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A river is just a river...besides this isn't one of the biggest so there's nothing out of common.It's true,the old buildings on its banks are very beautiful and so it is the Ponte Vecchio-a unusual bridge.But the river hasn't anything special.

Thank zuv
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I am writing this 'review; not with the usual 'attractions' in mind.How may anyone 'review' experiences which are truly of the heart? However, it is a physical place. Some may write of Ponte Vecchio as a location. Some may write about all of Florence this way. But of course, this is like describing romance as 'butterflies.' Today, I review all... More 

Thank renaldo731
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The River Arno is a lovely feature in Florence but combine seeing it with something else! Perhaps cross the Ponte Vecchio and have dinner or a drink somewhere on the other side!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

One of the two biggest rivers in all of Central Italy (the Tiber is the other), the Arno makes its way down from the mountains to Florence, but not without its dangers. Flooding has left its mark on the town. In 1966 a bank collapsed, 40 people died, and millions of pieces of art and books were destroyed, and (after... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A dirty River that flows through the city. I mean what more can I say. Does it look good, sure. Nice with the bridges that go over them.

Thank Paolo182002
Wailuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

What you think of when you envision Firenze. The Ponte Vecchio is lovely at sunset. The small boats with punting boatman giving tourists private rides, and rowers in ones and pairs give a calming effect to the flow.

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Zabbar, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I suggest that once you are in Florence you spend some time walking along this river this is since the views are amazing, it is relaxing, and also one can see interesting sculptures next to the river made from woods such as a giraffe.

Thank Keith L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Running through the city of Florence this provides a lovely backdrop and many photo opportunities from one of the many bridges that spans the river, the most famous one being the Ponte Vecchio. We spent a number of hours whilst sightseeing, meandering between both sides of the river. The city and river look picturesque from Piazzale Michelangelo, make sure you... More 

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