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Ponte Vecchio, Florence: 190 reviews and 326 photos

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The most famous bridge in Florence, it was first built in the Middle Ages and was loned with butcher shops and the such. When the Vasari Corridor was built in 1565, The Medici Dukes prohibited them from selling there. This is one part to increase the prestige and one part to reduce the smell. In their place, jewelers set up shop and they have been there ever since.
The Ponte Vecchio today is one of the most famous sites in all of Florence.

Address: Across the Fuime Arno River
Directions: Between Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli & Borgo San Jacopo
Phone: +39.055.234.7778
Website: http://www.visitflorence.com/florence-monuments/ponte-vecchio.html

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  • Written May 9, 2009
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