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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 21, 2005

Yes, the Ponte Vecchio is filled with overpriced gold and jewelry shops, but so what. One look at this photo and you can understand why it does not matter. To stand in the center and look out over the peaceful Arno you tune out all...More

27  Thank Jillian M
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Reviewed October 15, 2010

The gold jewelry stores here are overpriced about three times more than any other jewelry stores in Florence. Eleven stores are owned by one company such as The Golden Bridge and The Golden River. They fix the prices in all the stores and there is...More

41  Thank Linda149
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Reviewed yesterday

The Ponte Vecchio is an amazing covered bridge in the middle of Florence. The bridge has a great history and if you are looking for jewellery this is the place to go !

Thank FLT1904
Reviewed yesterday

Since this is so well-known, we made the effort to see it. It is basically a bridge over the Arno, with shops along both sides and a bust of Maestro Cellini mid-way. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

Thank FishBob49
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Learn the history of the bridge before you go so you can appreciate what you are seeing. Learn why jewelry is sold on the bridge instead of meat. Otherwise all you’ll see is just a bridge /shopping mall. If you plan to buy your sweetheart...More

Thank Bill j
Reviewed 2 days ago

Other than its proximity to other wonderful sights, not too sure what the attraction is. The bridge has many stores/vendors on it, seriously over priced with high end goods. Look, but don't stop.

Thank CoPilotToAdventure
Reviewed 2 days ago

The site of the Ponte Vecchio stretching across the river is beautiful, and worth a visit. It is lined with shops that sell gold jewelery and so is a tourist attraction. However the prices were fair, the vendors friendly, and the quality excellent. I bought...More

Thank jeannej77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walked all over Florance,here for a week.The Ponte Vecchio is central to get to,be prepared for lots of people but we'll worth it..Did some shopping for family ,and people were helpful..I just stood and looked have not seen so much sparkle radiating out of jewelry...More

Thank Odyssey704206
Reviewed 2 days ago

This famous landmark is a must see. It is very crowded morning, noon and night. Great spot for a picture but unless you want to shop for jewelry take the 10 minute stroll and check it off your list.

Thank acedaddy
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ponte Vecchio is a bridge that takes you back in the time of Medici. It is full of jewellery shops as it always has been so. It was so romantic walking along it under a light autumn rain. Ofcourse sometimes it gets really crowded but...More

Thank ElliTravelTaste
Reviewed 3 days ago

Asides from a unique view of the city, the world famous Ponte Vecchio, with its shops and fabulous views over the river, has a charm all of its own. a very small walk from the main city piazzas it`s really worth the visit, inspite of...More

Thank Carlos B
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you love the history of Florence, Ponte Vecchio is a wonderful place to catch a glimpse what it must be have been like when Florence was at its height of power.

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June 19, 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
February 18, 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
August 13, 2017|
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Response from pam567 | Reviewed this property |
Cars are not allowed