Ponte Vecchio

Bridge and Historic Site
Centro, Firenze
  • Humaid B.
    "... vecchio) means the old bridge, great view at sunset 🌅"(5 Tips)
    "Nice famous bridge, nice spot to watch the sunset!"(5 Tips)
    Candice R.
    "... little bridge, the Jewelry shops looked like actual jewelry boxes, I loved..."(5 Tips)
    "Good view from piazza nazario sauro, and best gelato at la carraia!"(26 Tips)
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  • Shore Excursions Group
    Shore Excursions GroupAugust 22, 2012
    The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence and crosses the Arno at its widest point. It dates back to Roman times and has been re-built on several occasions. Read more
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 11, 2016
    It's a must see, You can feel themedieval times still lives in that bridge. The gold stores still use the same door systems to close for the day,It is amazing to see the new meeting the old.
  • Leonardo V.
    Leonardo VomendJanuary 18
    Nice place to be, mainly jewelry and watch shops. On either end of the bridge theres a cool vibe with stores and caffes.
  • Podere il Pino
    Podere il PinoMarch 6, 2012
    It is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge, noted for still having shops built along it. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewellers and art dealers.
  • funky f.
    funky flavorSeptember 11, 2016
    Very nice view. Real enjoyable moment to go over there and walk around at the bridge. You can see all the gold stores and how they still have the old doors when they close for the day.
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJuly 10, 2013
    Very packed. The later you go, the better. Good view from piazza nazario sauro, and best gelato at la carraia! Fun fact: Hitler loved this bridge so much, he wouldn’t allow it to be destroyed.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WongJune 22, 2015
    Extremely overrated bridge. Prime tourist spot that is shoulder to shoulder during the day. Consider going to another less crowded bridge and having a view of the bridge and sunset.
  • Ian R.
    Ian RathboneAugust 29, 2014
    Make sure you go a bridge further down to get some less crowded pictures. If you need jewellery then you came to the right place!
  • Elite Club Vacanze
    Elite Club VacanzeMay 30, 2012
    In order to connect Palazzo Vecchio with Palazzo Pitti, in 1565 G. Vasari build the famous Vasari Corridor above Ponte Vecchio. In 1966, the bridge withstood when the Arno once again burst its banks.
  • Benjamin 🚀
    Benjamin 🚀September 18, 2015
    Busy and crowded with more jewelry shops than you can afford 😂. Worth a stop for the history but try to resist the urge to buy a gelato here...save your €s for when you get back in town. 😄🇮🇹
  • The Telegraph
    The TelegraphJune 13, 2012
    Stroll across this ancient bridge, where despite the tourist tack most of the shops that line the sides belong to proper goldsmiths who have plied their trade here since at least 1345.
  • Lynn P.
    Lynn PriceOctober 30, 2013
    If you love jewelry, you must visit Ponte Vecchio! But shop around first to be sure you are getting a good deal. Cross over the bridge and visit Pitti Plaza for good restaurants.
  • Gergely B.
    Gergely BognarJuly 14, 2016
    Its crowded and filled with luxury shops. The bridge is nice from the far but general if you are standing on it.
  • Elizaveta E.
    Elizaveta ErokhinaApril 3, 2015
    Very romantic walk in the city center. The most important bridge that connects the two sides of the city. Also, a place to buy a fancy golden ring :)
  • Perry B.
    This was my first visit to the Ponte Vecchio in 45 years. It has definitely lost its charm. Now filled with one high end jewelry store after another not local jewelers with loose stones to buy.
  • Josh A.
    Josh AJune 23
    Beautiful views of the river. Lots of foot traffic and stores selling mostly jewelry. A unique spot but wouldn't spend too much time here.
  • Di K.
    Di KadyrovaMarch 25, 2016
    It's overcrowded :( but still beautiful view of the bridge from outside
  • Gina R.
    Gina RomaApril 6, 2016
    Florence is my favorite city so far in Italy. The Ponte Vecchio is a great shopping area and has great places to get some nice pictures of the city
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 29, 2014
    One of the world's most famous bridges. Originally housed butchers but later ended up replaced by goldsmiths.
  • Elise
    EliseJune 24, 2016
    Very crowded, was difficult to see anything. I recommend standing on one of the other bridges so you can see the Ponte Vecchio rather than stand on the bridge itself.
  • Ashkan F.
    A good and historical bridge with a nice view, also it is surrounded by jewelry shops and always crowded.
  • Stephen S.
    It's pretty to look at from afar and crossing the bridge packed with tourists and jewelry vendors is a nice quick event.
  • Amit G.
    Amit GaharwarOctober 7, 2015
    Awesome bridge. Handing shops from the bridge are a sight to behold. There are proper goldsmith shops on the bridge to buy jewellery from.
  • Murat
    MuratJune 11, 2016
    Great bridge to take pictures, do people watching and shopping. The jewelry shops are mainly located on the brudge. Always crowded.
  • Stein C.
    Stein CastilloAugust 5, 2015
    Lively place to visit full of upscale jewelry stores. Nice for a stroll across and back. Unless you have the money to buy that is! 😀
  • Katerina P.
    Katerina PendyurFebruary 26, 2013
    This is the most attractive view on river Arno!all tourist should see this amazing fabulous view!you can feel yourself as a part of history!!!
  • Christine
    ChristineSeptember 10, 2016
    A must see if you go to Florence! Nice place to take photos when the sun set
  • Nancerella
    NancerellaSeptember 12, 2015
    I've always liked this place. Every time I'm in Florence, I would be running through the bridge and area~~~~ let's get lost
  • Humaid B.
    Oldest bridge in the city and the name ( ponte vecchio) means the old bridge, great view at sunset 🌅
  • Gamze A.
    Gamze Alhamo SarıtaşNovember 20, 2016
    The old meeting new, gold stores using still the same door systems. Awesome bridge✔️
  • Vasek S.
    Vasek S.July 5
    Been here 5+ times
    The view of both sides of the bridge is worth it. You will find plenty of souvenir shops on the bridge
  • Khaled ☤
    Khaled ☤July 17, 2015
    A bridge of wonders that you can actually walk through and admire the shops and houses built on top of it!
  • HashtagNYU
    HashtagNYUJune 16, 2015
    Very packed. The later you go, the better. Fun fact: Hitler loved this bridge so much, he wouldn’t allow it to be destroyed. Read more
  • Wim M.
    Wim MathuesSeptember 24, 2016
    Cosy by night, but very crowded at times! Great musical performances but they forbid taking pictures :-)
  • Visit Tuscany
    Visit TuscanySeptember 30, 2010
    The “old bridge” once housed butchers, but the Medici, who had Vasari build his famous corridor above it, complained of the smell and installed goldsmiths here.
  • Mohsen
    MohsenSeptember 18, 2014
    It's Amazing 😍 U can find a Lot Jewelry Shop On the Bridge ! The View of River is so nice 👍👌🙈
  • loran j.
    loran jonakJuly 30, 2015
    Go before 5 if you want to shop but go during sunset if you want to see beauty and hear good music.
  • Esra
    EsraMarch 15, 2016
    Very romantic place. Stores tents are also historical like the bridge itself. Sunsets are great!
  • Zainul A.
    Zainul AzrinOctober 26, 2010
    Besides having your SLR , a panoramic camera such as horizon perfekt and compakt would give you a perfect fit to take the whole bridge from a near distance
  • dokuyanemre
    dokuyanemreApril 24, 2012
    Wine, Florence and Arno. One of the best sunset i've ever seen. After 9 There is a man singing on the bridge. You should listen to him.
  • Christine
    ChristineSeptember 10, 2016
    Nice famous bridge, nice spot to watch the sunset!
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TApril 13, 2015
    Looks lovely gracing the Arno, but oh my, get ready for the luxury, high-end shops! We just kept walking.
  • Lee W.
    Lee WApril 20, 2016
    So many shops. Great views at sunset. Take a stroll and soak up Firenze.
  • Scotty L.
    Scotty LovelessAugust 10, 2014
    Great views off the side of the bridge. Sell lots of gold here. Means "old bridge" in Italian.
  • Khaled ☤
    Khaled ☤August 5, 2015
    One of the most famous bridges in the world that still stands until today the same way since the day it was built!
  • Yashaswini P.
    Yashaswini PawarMarch 7, 2014
    Nice evening to chill and listen some street music played .. Ppl just sitting and listening..nice experience for late evening
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 30, 2015
    My favorite little bridge, the Jewelry shops looked like actual jewelry boxes, I loved it!
  • Victor S.
    Don't just walk on the Ponte Vecchio, look at it from the riverbank. The architecture of the bridge is stunning.
  • Dinos R.
    Jewellery shops on both sides, and perhaps the most romantic place in Florence!
  • Christian N.
    Christian NortonNovember 14, 2015
    This was just not as cool as it was made out to be. If you want to buy jewelry it's great. Cool to see but a little underwhelming.
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