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Location address: Italia, Firenze, Firenze
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The Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”, Italian pronunciation: [ˈponte ˈvɛkkjo]) is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio’s two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.
Ponte Vecchio, a must to see. It is one of the oldest bridges in the world.
In May 1938, Adolf Hitler visited Florence and was apparently under the spell of the Ponte Vecchio.
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Place number 1 to see in Firenze: Ponte Vecchio