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The bridge is named after the ancient church in its vicinity and it is the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, with three thirty-meters wide arches. The bridge was built in the 16th century, designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati, the famous Florentine architect.
One of my favorite bridges in Florence, completely restored piece by piece after being bombed in WWII (only missing one of the sculpture's head). The four sculptures, two males, and two females, represent the four seasons of the year, see if you can figure out...More
The perfect spot to finish your mini tour around Piazza Santa Trinita is the bridge. Spend the evening watching the sunset over the city, bring your camera to capture the amazing colors, and enjoy some of the most picturesque sights you have ever seen.
Located downstream of the Ponte Vecchio, this bridge has the distinction of being the oldest elliptic arch bridge anywhere. Completed in 1569 but in 1944 destroyed by retreating German forces it was rebuilt in the late 50’s with the original stones retrieved from the river....More
I like the history of this bridge , rebuilt several times since the original thirteenth century version it was last rebuilt after the second world war. The statues of the four seasons , placed at each end were rescued from the Arno at the same...More
Literally translated, Ponte Santa Trinita means Holy Trinity Bridge, named for the ancient church near this Renaissance bridge. It’s original incarnation was the oldest elliptic arch bridge in the world, constructed from 1567 to 1569. Retreating Nazi armies in 1944 destroyed it, but city leaders...More