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Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

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Ponte Vecchio, Florence, 50125

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).

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Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
$137.89 per adult
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See masterpieces without the wait.
Our guide, Sylvia, was amazing!!!! This tour was a great way to see the highlights in one day and the best part was the skip the line access. That alone was worth the price of the tour.
Jill_S, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

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See masterpieces without the wait.
Jill_S, Oct 2021
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Our guide, Sylvia, was amazing!!!! This tour was a great way to see the highlights in one day and the best part was the skip the line access. That alone was worth the price of the tour.
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Don’t hesitate, book this tour!
Erin_L, Sep 2021
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Truly the best way to see two of Florence’s most important museums. Our guides Costanza & Jessica were highly educated on the subjects, incredibly kind & well organized. They made our trip to Florence & I will be forever grateful to them!
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Excellent
hollyjutt, Oct 2019
Sightseeing Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio
Excellent evening, the weather was raining but our guide would find little covered areas to share fascinating information. Loved the tour and highly recommend. It was a great start to our visit in Florence
star-5
Don't miss it!
Roving22883494318, Aug 2019
SUP at Ponte Vecchio with a Floating Drink - Florence Paddleboarding
A Fantastic experience, not to be missed. Tomasso makes everything clear and is super friendly, we had never Paddleboarded before but he put us at ease and we were soon sailing down the river with confidence. Honestly, one of the best holiday experiences i've had, cannot recommend highly enough!! Thanks Tomasso!
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Informative Tour
Boopertoo, Apr 2019
Sightseeing Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio
This was a wonderful walking tour. The guide was very informative and nice. It was freezing that night but it was overall a great tour.
star-5
Great way to see Florence
LI_Travel_Fan, Oct 2018
Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour with Palazzo Vecchio
We had a very knowledgeable tour guide. It was nice seeing the sites on a private tour so we could take as much or as little time as we wanted along the way. She met us right at our hotel so we wasted no time in getting started, even recommended a local non-tourist place for lunch. We really enjoyed this.
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Fabulous day with Constanza
debtyrrell, Jan 2020
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
My husband and I had a wonderful day touring the city with Costanza Barlondi. She was extremely knowledgeable, patient, interesting, and seemed to know the answer to all of our questions, regardless of the topic! Because our group was small, it felt very personalized and we could take our time and learn about each of the sites we were visiting. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to hit all of the "must sees" in Florence.
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An experience not to be missed, it...
Nicholas R, May 2017
SUP at Ponte Vecchio with a Floating Drink - Florence Paddleboarding
An experience not to be missed, it was fantastic and Tommaso was great very friendly and very helpful, made you feel comfortable and safe at all times helping you to get the most from this experience. Our group consisted of just our party making the experience more personal and enjoyable.
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Florence all day tour
mariabarth195, Apr 2019
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Alessandra was a fantastic tour guide with great knowledge and passion for Florence. I would highly recommend this tour and Alessandra as the guide.
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If you want to learn some of the...
Catherine K, Jul 2018
Sightseeing Guided Tour of Florence by Night including Duomo & Palazzo Vecchio
If you want to learn some of the history of the delightful city of Florence whilst seeing the sites then this tour is for you. Every building square and state tells a tale and Rachel is just the guide to fill you in. Doing the tour in the evening means you do not have to wander around in the heat of the day. Florence is a beautiful city and when you know some of the history it gets even better. I definitely would recommend the Florence by night tour.
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Excellent Tour Guides
RichardfromOhio, Oct 2018
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Francesca (morning) and Valentina (afternoon) were personal, professional and knowledgeable. We thought it was money well spent.
star-5
Amazing Tour
Hernf300, Jul 2018
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
This tour was amazing! The two guides I had throughtout the day were polite, personable, and extremelly knowledgeable. They were very enthusiastic to share the knowledge they possess about their history and culture! I would definitely reccomend this tour!

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.

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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.

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Trip ideas


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.

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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.

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