"Medici Passage" Ponte Vecchio Tip by bpwillet

Ponte Vecchio, Florence: 190 reviews and 326 photos

  Ponte Vecchio
by bpwillet

The passageway above the shops was designed for the Medici family by Vasari in 1565. It allowed the Medici's to move between thier residences without coming in contact with the public. Subsequently it was the only bridge not damaged in raids during WWII.
This has also been a popular shot for movies. There are scenes from "Hannibal" and "Room with a View" that were shot along this area.

Address: Ponte Vecchio
Directions: Between Lungarno degli Acciaiuoli & Borgo San Jacopo
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Website: http://www.visitflorence.com/florence-monuments/ponte-vecchio.html

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  • Written Feb 22, 2004
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