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Ponte Vecchio

Via Por Santa Maria | Via Guicciardini, 50125, Florence, Italy
+39 055 294290
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jewellery shops” (530 reviews)
“old bridge” (310 reviews)
“both sides” (237 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Via Por Santa Maria | Via Guicciardini, 50125, Florence, Italy
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"jewellery shops"
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"old bridge"
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"both sides"
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"beautiful bridge"
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"window shopping"
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"gold jewelry"
in 89 reviews
"across the bridge"
in 91 reviews
"from afar"
in 105 reviews
"pitti palace"
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"take photos"
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"vasari corridor"
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"visit florence"
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"medici family"
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"gelato"
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"uffizi gallery"
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"tourists"
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"goldsmiths"
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Reviewed today via mobile

An unimpressive looking bridge with expensive jewellery shops on it, I seem to be missing why this bridge is beloved. The story of the Vasari Corridor is interesting but the bridge as a whole is totally underwhelming.

Thank JGilleese
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Reviewed today

A beautiful bridge with interesting history. There are good views from it and you can take great pictures. It has high end shops on it.

Thank adrian_wylie380
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a visit although it is heaving with tourists day and night. A wide range of Jewelry on sale so save your pennies for a souvenir. There were musicians on the bridge at night as well as street sellers so it is worth a...More

Thank carol b
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well if you walk this bridge simply call it the bridge of gold as as all vendors are gold merchants I have never seen so much gold sold in one area as this is, very crowded with visitors but worth the look Wow, wow, wow...More

Thank Tony V
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Reviewed yesterday

Mid-day on the bridge and it was wall to wall people. It made shopping all but impossible unless you knew what you were looking for. We enjoyed the view of the Arno and Florence but left more quickly than we planned due to the crowds.

Thank WanderingOso
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere and hussle and bussle . Lots of history to the bridge and masses of gold shopaholic definitely should visit Lovely views along river and pretty fountain fountain in middle quaint

Thank Chris H
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Reviewed yesterday

Yes this is just a bridge, but what a beautiful and quirky bridge it is and it is well worth a visit. It was very busy when we visited (mid-afternoon) but you can still enjoy the surroundings and soak up all the atmosphere - a...More

Thank Gabby W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

View the bridge from a distance away and from directly in it. Loved the old shop shutters on some of the shops that line the bridge. It’s worth venturing across the bridge and seeing the other side of the river as it’s much quieter. Nice...More

Thank alannet
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ponte Vecchio is one of the most recognized medieval images of Florence and, naturally, this is the place where the crowds are simply unbearable. Endless variety of jewelry shops and tacky souvenir kiosks on the bridge are mobbed by tourists. In the past, it was...More

Thank Noraatc
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely worth checking out, especially if you like to shop for jewelry. The old architecture is very pretty and the street is lively and bustling even at night.

Thank heidiaalbert
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GraceCherrington
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
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munchiescrunchy
February 18, 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
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August 13, 2017|
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Cars are not allowed
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