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.
Tours to Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio reviews
It's an old and beautiful bridge across the beautiful Arno river, full of small jewelers shops. Besides, there is a nice leather handbags store close by, Simone, don't miss it. more »
Obviously this is one of the reasons you go to Florence. Hang out and enjoy. No hurry here at all. It’s the Ponte Vecchio, what else can I say? more »
Among the four old bridges that span the river, the Ponte Vecchio, that bridge which is covered with the shops of jewelers and goldsmiths, is a most enchanting feature in the scene. The space of one house, in the center, being left open, the view beyond, is shown as in a frame; and that precious glimpse of sky, and water, and rich buildings, shining so quietly among the huddled roofs and gables on the bridge, is exquisite.
I don't know what I had expected, but it wasn't this! It runs seamlessly from the road and shops so much so that you almost don't know that you're on the bridge. That being said, still a very photogenic location.
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