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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 to see and photograph in Florence. Nice from the outside, on the bridge, very full with tourists and jewelry shops (although the Medici's are to blame for that, as the did not like the smell of the butchers that were there originally). Visit...More

Thank h_schamhardt
Reviewed yesterday

Ancient bridge with a rich history, survived even during the Second World War. Now it is completely a place for tourists, filled with small shops, not a very pleasant place - just a bazaar on a bridge and a human crush, crowds of tourists. It...More

Thank Dmitry16
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s such a fun experience! The jewelry selections are amazing! Of course, you will end buying some wonderful pieces.

Thank Ruth S
Reviewed yesterday

Packed with tourist, but fewer early in the day. Interesting buskers and good shopping and restaurants on either side of the bridge.

Thank mareaj2014
Reviewed yesterday

After reading about the bridge in books, I kind of expected more 😊 (thanks a lot Dan Brown) The bridge is beautiful, picturesque from afar but up close way too many tourists and pushy jewelry sellers… seriously you can’t even ;look at item in the...More

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This bridge is full of jewellery shops and makes for a perfect walk across to the other side of town. The views from the bridge are amazing.

Thank Deborah U
Reviewed 2 days ago

While it is a beautiful bridge with lots of history it is now full of jewelry stores and full of tourists.

Thank jojtrust
Reviewed 2 days ago

To avoid the crazy crowds and potential pickpockets, go to one of the bridges on either side of the ponte Vecchio to take your photos. If you do want to cross it, try going over in the early morning or late at night for a...More

Thank Alice W
Reviewed 2 days ago

crowded crossing over the river, a lot of jewelry shops that brings an atmosphere from another century, nice to look at also from the shore, part of the great open air museum that defines Florence

Thank traveldel2015
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to battle the tourists and the crowds to cross over and see the place. Very high end jewelry stores on the bridge better for browsing than buying. Unless a suitcase of Euros is weighing you down and you have to spend it. It’s...More

Thank GeneseoSupremo
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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