Ponte Vecchio

Bridge and Historic Site
Michelangelo, Florence
  • Georgios K.
    "One of the most famous bridges in the World"(4 Tips)
    Candice R.
    "... little bridge, the Jewelry shops looked like actual jewelry boxes, I loved..."(4 Tips)
    "Good view from piazza nazario sauro, and best gelato at la carraia!"(19 Tips)
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  • Tuscany villas with pool in italy for rent direct
    The Ponte Vecchio is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. A romantic place!!
  • 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.
  • 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
    Upvoted Jul 15
  • 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. 😄🇮🇹
  • 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.
  • Gina R.
    Gina RomaApril 6
    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
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • Sean O.
    Sean Olson-RoyJuly 24, 2015
    Iconic bridge across the Arno. I wish the shops were little art galleries rather than jewelry... That would be more my style and get me to open my wallet. :)
  • 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.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • 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!
  • 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
    Great bridge to take pictures, do people watching and shopping. The jewelry shops are mainly located on the brudge. Always crowded.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!!!
  • Gergely B.
    Its crowded and filled with luxury shops. The bridge is nice from the far but general if you are standing on it.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Elise
    EliseJune 24
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Esra S.
    Esra SoleyMarch 15
    Very romantic place. Stores tents are also historical like the bridge itself. Sunsets are great!
  • Mohsen
    MohsenSeptember 18, 2014
    It's Amazing 😍 U can find a Lot Jewelry Shop On the Bridge ! The View of River is so nice 👍👌🙈
  • Jason F.
    Jason FullerFebruary 7, 2010
    "The Old Bridge", famous for goldsmiths and photo opportunities. Look up to see the private passage of the Medici family that runs from the Old Palace to the Pitti Palace south of the river. Read more
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 29, 2014
    One of the world's most famous bridges. Originally housed butchers but later ended up replaced by goldsmiths.
  • 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.
  • Sultan A.
    Sultan AlghamdiSeptember 7, 2015
    Ummmm, it's just a normal bridge no special thing, if you have some free time to spend and burn som extra calories then go there.
  • Lee W.
    Lee WApril 20
    So many shops. Great views at sunset. Take a stroll and soak up Firenze.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Scotty L.
    Scotty LovelessAugust 10, 2014
    Great views off the side of the bridge. Sell lots of gold here. Means "old bridge" in Italian.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HelsbyJune 3, 2015
    Iconic bridge - great to take pictures of, or from, at sunrise or sunset
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraOctober 30, 2015
    My favorite little bridge, the Jewelry shops looked like actual jewelry boxes, I loved it!
  • Di K.
    Di KadyrovaMarch 25
    It's overcrowded :( but still beautiful view of the bridge from outside
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Martin K.
    Martin KnittelNovember 10, 2015
    Go early, the view is the best in the morning and it isn't overcrowded.
  • Dimitris P.
    Dimitris PavlidisJune 14, 2015
    You haven't been to Florence if you haven't been here. There are also mini concerts some days.
  • Adamsimsy
    AdamsimsySeptember 14, 2011
    Apparently 1 of 4 bridges with shops on in the world. Worth visiting my home town of Bath to see another which is Great Pultney Bridge ;)
  • Marco O.
    Marco OrtizAugust 6, 2015
    This place is a 'Must to be' in Florence. You'll get amazing views of the sunset from here.
  • Vinnie O.
    Vinnie OliveiraOctober 28, 2014
    very beautiful and if you're a millionaire you can buy lots of diamonds.
  • Bahadır
    BahadırAugust 20, 2014
    It is rumored that Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge which was not destroyed by the Nazis in 1944.
  • Ahu Çisem E.
    Ahu Çisem ErgünJuly 10, 2013
    Amazing! The most interesting bridge i have ever seen ^^
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorOctober 11, 2015
    Kind of a shit show on the bridge itself but very pretty to look at from a distance. Sunset is magic time.
  • Seyed Hamed A.
    Seyed Hamed AboutalebiAugust 20, 2015
    Nice view at nights. I suggest grabbing something to eat and then going there to enjoy the night scene.
  • Putra P.
    Putra PuteraDecember 21, 2015
    Nice panorama view and peace of mind
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