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Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

Quick facts

The Ponte Vecchio (or Old Bridge) is a world-famous landmark of Florence and is also the oldest crossing of the Arno River. The bridge has been in that location since Roman times, the narrowest part of the modern stretch of the river, but its older versions have been continuously damaged and destroyed by floods. The bridge was rebuilt in 1345, this time with three arches, attributed to Taddeo Gaddi or Neri di Fioravante, after the Lungarno riverbanks were restored.

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Interesting facts about Ponte Vecchio

  • The famous Vasari Corridor which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti is running over Ponte Vecchio.
  • Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge that survived destruction of the WW II.
  • Nowadays, the bridge is famous for posh jewelry shops, but in the past it was place for butcher shops and it was not a pleasant place to be.
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