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Bridges of Florence


Florence's bridges over the Arno river are some of the most famous and beautiful in all of the world and an integral part of the city - make sure you take the time to cross them on foot. The Ponte Vecchio, lined with gold and jewelry shops, is almost always overcrowded but can't be missed, while the Ponte Santa Trìnita is a great place to view the other bridges or take a break while having a gelato from the nearby Gelateria Santa Trìnita.

Ponte Amerigo Vespucci

ponte-amerigo-vespucci.jpg The Ponte Amerigo Vespucci is a contemporary bridge over the Arno River named after the famous Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The Vespucci family was active in this area of Florence, and Vespucci is buried in the nearby church of Ognissanti (All Saints). The bridge was built to a plan of the architects George Giuseppe Gori, Enzo Gori and Ernesto Nelli and of engineer Riccardo Morandi and c... read more.

Ponte Santa Trìnita

ponte-santa-trinita-in-snow.jpg The Ponte Santa Trìnita in the snow, December, 2010 The Ponte Santa Trìnita is one of the most renowned bridges spanning the Arno River in Florence, Italy. It is a stunning example of Renaissance architecture, boasting a mix of elegance and strength, and is our favorite Florentine bridge. History of Ponte Santa Trìnita: The first bridge built at this location dates back to 1252 and was made of w... read more.

Ponte Vecchio

ponte-vecchio.jpg The Ponte Vecchio, literally "the old bridge," is just that - an ancient bridge (an also one of the most beautiful and romanticized bridges in the world). History of The Ponte Vecchio In fact, it is the oldest bridge in Florence: a bridge on this site was first mentioned in 996 although there was probably one here since Roman times, and there are records of bridges in this location collapsing in ... read more.

Ponte alla Carraia

The Ponte alla Carraia is a five-arched stone bridge spanning the Arno and linking the Oltrarno to the rest of the city. To the west is a weir, the Pescaia di Santa Rosa, and the Ponte Amerigo Vespucci, and to the east is the Ponte Santa Trìnita. The piazzas on either bank are the Piazza Nazario Sauro (south - also the location of the famous Florentine gelateria La Carraia) and the Piazza Carlo Go... read more.

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