Walk across one of Florence's oldest and most iconic landmarks, Ponte Vecchio. Spanning the Arno river in the heart of the city, the 14th-century bridge features a wide, three-arch design supporting a series of historic shop fronts. Stroll the bridge's thoroughfare to peruse shops or see street performances. Visit the secret Vasari Corridor that stretches across the bridge to connect two Renaissance palaces. Antique jewelry enthusiasts may want to keep an eye out for the area's gold and silversmith shops. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ponte Vecchio by using our Florence online tour itinerary planner.
Tours to Ponte Vecchio
Private Tuscany tour: Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti. Day Trip from Florence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $353
Duration: 8 hours
Private Photo Walking Tour in Florence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $175
Duration: 2 hours
Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $36
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Ponte Vecchio reviews
We walked on the bridge at the end of the day, so we got to see it with all its lights on: it was even more beautiful than we expected it to be. It’s an old bridge with a cobbled road, and the few... more »
A nice panoramic view from the middle of the bridge but not worth visiting as both sides of the entire bridge consist of JUST jewellery shops and a few cafes nearby. Quite dissapointing more »
Among the four old bridges that span the river, the Ponte Vecchio, that bridge which is covered with the shops of jewelers and goldsmiths, is a most enchanting feature in the scene. The space of one house, in the center, being left open, the view beyond, is shown as in a frame; and that precious glimpse of sky, and water, and rich buildings, shining so quietly among the huddled roofs and gables on the bridge, is exquisite.
I don't know what I had expected, but it wasn't this! It runs seamlessly from the road and shops so much so that you almost don't know that you're on the bridge. That being said, still a very photogenic location.
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