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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Via Por Santa Maria | Via Guicciardini, 50125, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

A nice thing to see and experience. However the crowds of people can become very overwhelming. go in the evening.

Thank RGT30076
Reviewed yesterday

The really interesting aspect of the bridge is the first floor corridor above that allowed the Medicis and others to move about the inner city without rubbing shoulders with anyone common. The bridge itself whilst nice and an opportunity to selfie etc is actually just...More

Thank Ron E
Reviewed yesterday

Watch out fro the many aggressive street vendors approaching people to peddle their cheap ware. It is difficult to take pictures due to the onslaught of the masses. The late afternoon views off the bridge in both directions is spectacular.

Thank GinnyKelowna
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good to be there specially at night with good singers and bands playing all nights. During the day is very crowded but also nice to walk around and taking some photos

Thank Victor A
Reviewed yesterday

This was top of my list when I was visiting Florence and I wasn't disappointed. Even though it was a busy rainy Saturday afternoon, we were able to slowly walk over the bridge and wander in awe at it's history, enjoy the views over the...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed yesterday

Visited here as part of a walking tour and it felt like we were in a very large football crowd. Came back the next morning at 7.00 am and just about had the bridge to myself. If you are interested in getting some good photographs...More

Thank glen077
Reviewed yesterday

Wow lots of jewellery shops and the jewellery wa beautiful wish I had a lot of money also it was so unusual the way the shops made up the bridge never seen anything like it also on the corner of the bridge there was a...More

Thank janatkins2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Historically it’s cool but in reality it’s just a tourist trap. Would be so much better if they got rid of the jewelers and had cafes and restaurants instead with seating on the road.

Thank TMSTZ12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The bridge is very unique and interesting but the experience is so e what spoilt by the huge number of tourist jostling to get the best position for there photos. It’s better to view the bridge from the banks of the river or from one...More

Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite the collection of high end jewelry shops along the bridge. Made the mistake of going to caffe Pontevecchio after a night seeing the 3 tenors show. We were shocked to find after ordering 4 servings of gelato that their price was 10 Euros a...More

Thank shll0yd
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GraceCherrington
20 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
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munchiescrunchy
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
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girlonthegoWhistler
14 August 2017|
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Response from pam567 | Reviewed this property |
Cars are not allowed
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