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Ponte Vecchio
The historic Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, is perhaps the most recognized symbol of Florence after Brunelleschi’s soaring red dome topping the Duomo. The three lower arches of this 14th-century bridge span the Arno River at its narrowest point between the Palazzo Vecchio and the Pitti Palace, and a stretch of the famous Vasari Corridor runs along its top. Situated on street level, the Ponte Vecchio is lined with pocket-sized jewelry shops and packed with locals and tourists taking a stroll or snapping photos of the colorful palazzi lining the river bank.

The Basics
The Ponte Vecchio is one of the most famous bridges in Italy and a popular, crowded sight in Florence. A visit to the bridge is often included in city sightseeing tours and small-group walking tours through the historic center of Tuscany's capital city, along with other Florentine highlights like the nearby Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, Uffizi Gallery, and Michelangelo's David (housed in the Accademia Gallery a short walk away).

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Ponte Vecchio is closed to traffic but is patrolled by police cars and other service vehicles.
  • The bridge leads to the Oltrarno neighborhood, a trendy part of Florence on the opposite side of the river filled with excellent restaurants and cafés.
  • There are no stairs on either side of the bridge, so it is fully accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • The gold and silversmith shops on Ponte Vecchio are quite respectable—some have been there for a century—and are an excellent place to choose a special gift or souvenir.

How to Get to There
The Ponte Vecchio crosses the River Arno just a block from the Uffizi Gallery, linking the historic center to the Oltrarno neighborhood.

When to Get There
The center of Florence can be uncomfortably crowded during the popular summer months, and it can be a challenge to navigate the crowds on the bridge. Take an early morning or late evening stroll if visiting between April and October to savor the sunrise or sunset over the RIver Arno without the crowds.

The Vasari Corridor and the Ponte Vecchio
Located on the opposite banks of the Arno River, the 16th-century Vasari Corridor (Corridoio Vasariano) is an elevated passageway running between Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti. Commissioned by Duke Cosimo I de' Medici in 1565 and designed by Giorgio Vasari, the walkway was once a secret route used by the Medici family to travel unnoticed through the city. Today, the corridor is used as an art gallery, and visitors can admire views over the Arno River from large windows added to the section of the corridor running over the Ponte Vecchio.
Address: Ponte Vecchio, Florence 50125, Italy
Hours: Open daily
Admission: Free
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Florence city tour by Golf Cart

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Guided tour of the most important monuments of the city and the historic center of Florence. Buy time with an expert driver from the city of Florence. the best choice for disabled people to see the city up close.
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Florence Must-See Sites Guided Tour with Local Guide

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Walk in the company of a guide with local knowledge of Florence for a superb introduction to the city’s important squares. The 2-hour itinerary takes you from Piazza Santa Croce through Piazza del Duomo and onward to Piazza della Signoria. See the Bargello Palace, Giotto's Bell Tower, the Uffizi Gallery courtyard, and the Ponte Vecchio, to name a few landmarks. Numbers are limited to 15 people for a small-group experience.
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Best of Florence walking tour with optional skip the line visit to the Duomo

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Known as birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is home to some of the world’s greatest art and architecture. Make the most of your time with this walking tour that touches on the city’s highlights in under two hours. Avoid the hassle of following a map by taking in landmarks like the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and the Duomo with a guide while you learn about Florence’s fascinating history and culture.
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SUP at Ponte Vecchio with a Floating Drink - Florence Paddleboarding

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Voyage through the Renaissance heart of Florence without the crowds on a 2-hour stand-up paddle board adventure. Learn basic paddling and steering techniques to get you standing up in no time, and enjoy a leisurely paddle down the River Arno. As you navigate the calm waters, pass by riverside attractions like the Ufizzi Gallery and Palazzo Corsini, and glide beneath the famous Ponte Vecchio bridge. No experience is necessary on this family-friendly tour.
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Florence by Night Guided Walking Tour:Duomo Old Bridge & All Must-See Highlights

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Private Florence Highlights Guided Tour including Ponte Vecchio and Santa Croce

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Enjoy the quaint streets and picturesque piazzas of Florence, accompanied by an expert guide, on this private walking tour. This tour will explore the history of the city, particularly the Renaissance, through the many important historical landmarks along the route. An expert guide will lead you on a fascinating walking tour through the streets and piazzas of Florence, following the city’s history, particularly the Renaissance, through the many historical landmarks along the route.
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Welcome to Florence Orientation Tour: City Stroll and Gelato

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Medici Masters of Florence Tour

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Amazing Florence Walking Tour -Small Group

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Florence Walking Guided Tour

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Private Vespa tour in Florence + includes 2hours rental in addition

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Sightseeing Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio

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Explore the beautiful Renaissance city of Florence on a 2-hour evening tour. See the historic city come alive as the sun sets and see key landmarks like the Duomo Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce Church, and much more. Listen to stories and anecdotes from your informative guide as you stroll through the streets with a small group of no more than 15 guests.
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The Medici Family Kid-Friendly Tour w Palazzo Vecchio & Palazzo Medici

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Private Skip-the-Line Accademia Gallery Tour plus Florence City Highlights

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Explore the magic of Florence and its marvellous highlights on this 2.5-hour private tour with your own local guide. Make your way around the city's landmarks on foot, with a personalized visit to the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's David. Meet your guide at the Santa Croce church and start your walk towards the historical center. You'll see famous buildings like the Palazzo Vecchio, symbols of the city such as the main Cathedral with it's dome shaped roof, cobbled streets, bridges like the Ponte Vecchio, museums like the Uffizi Gallery and more. These are just some of the sights you'll take in. Along the way your knowledgeable guide will acquaint you with the history of the city and stories from the past. Enjoy skip-the-line entry into the Accademia Gallery and avoid the queues to see one of the most visited sculptures in the city; Michelangelo's masterpiece, the David, as well as other impressive collections of artworks. This is an ideal way to discover beautiful Florence!
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Hop On! The Perfect Full Day Florence Tour From Rome

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The capital city of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence is internationally esteemed for its high concentration of Renaissance art and architecture. Marvel at the renaissance art and architecture on full display at the ceremonial building adjacent to a corner of the Piazza della Signoria. Experience the firsthand feeling of standing under the world’s largest masonry dome. Explore the treasure trove of notable sculptures such as a replica of Michelangelo’s Statue of David, the Fountain of Neptune, Hercules and Caucus as well as Perseus with the Head of Medusa. * A full day roaming the city of Florence and sightseeing the incredible works of artists, architects, and ancient culture. * Entrance to Uffizi Gallery or Accademia Gallery that house marvelous work of artists. * Palazzo Vecchio, a grand palace overlooking the Piazza della Signoria. Why you choose this tour? This tour gives you the experience that is longlasting.
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Early Bird Florence Walking Tour & Uffizi Gallery Visit (Reserved entrance)

Early Bird Florence Walking Tour & Uffizi Gallery Visit (Reserved entrance)

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Ideal for first-time visitors to the city, this full-day guided tour combines a scenic stroll through Florence with admission to the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery. Tick off all the major landmarks, from the colorful Duomo to the picturesque Ponte Vecchio. Tours include skip-the-line priority admission tickets to the gallery, so you can bypass the hours-long wait and spend more time marveling at Renaissance masterworks like Michelangelo’s David.
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Explore Florence w/ Michelangelo's David Skip-the-Line Tour

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If this is your first time to Florence and you want to make the most out of it, then this 2.5-hour private tour to discover the highlights is for you! You'll walk around the main landmarks and see some hidden gems too. Not only, you'll have a unique experience to visit the Accademia Gallery with an art historian guide to see the famous David by Michelangelo. Meet your guide at the Basilica of Santa Croce and your walk will begin. As you make your way around the sights, listen as your guide explains the history of the city and gives you insight into famous Florentines of the past. Some of the highlights you'll see are: Piazza della Signoria, the famous bridge - Ponte Vecchio, the town hall - Palazzo Vecchio, the main Cathedral, the Uffizi Gallery and more. Enjoy skip-the-line entry into the famous Accademia Gallery where you'll see Michelangelo's marvellous sculpture of 'David' up close as well as other collections. It's the ideal way to discover the city of art!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Best of Florence Highlights Walking Tour including Michelangelo's David

Best of Florence Highlights Walking Tour including Michelangelo's David

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A great introduction to the city, this walking tour hits several of Florence’s historic highlights. Visit Church of Santa Croce, Piazza del Duomo, the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio—a pedestrian bridge built in 1345 that is still in use today—and more. Then tour Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s masterpiece “David,” where you’ll enjoy skip-the-line access to the galleries.
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  • 3 hours
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