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Location : The Ponte Vecchio bridge is located in central Florence, spanning the Arno River.

The Old Bridge is within walking distance of Florence Cathedral, Uffizi Gallery and main train station, called Firenze Santa Maria Novella railway station.

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Florence Ponte Vecchio or Old Bridge is a famous medieval bridge that crosses the Arno River in Firenze Italy. It's well known for the many shops built on the bridge. Shops are selling a wide assortment of jewelry and antiques.

There is a wide choice of hotels and b&b's within close distance of Ponte Vecchio. Some hotels are set on the banks of the River Arno, boasting exquisite views over Ponte Vecchio. Find also accommodations with a rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of Florence's historic city centre.

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Ponte Vecchio is the oldest and most famous bridge across the Arno, the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) we know today was built in 1345 by Taddeo Gaddi to replace an earlier version. The characteristic overhanging shops have lined the bridge since at least the 12th century. In the 16th century, it was home to butchers until Cosimo I moved into the Palazzo Pitti across the river. He couldn't stand the stench as he crossed the bridge from on high in the Corridorio Vasariano every day, so he evicted the meat cutters and moved in the classier gold- and silversmiths, tradesmen who occupy the bridge to this day.

The first wooden construction is from 972 but it was destroyed by a flood in 1117. It was redone in stone but it was devastated again in 1332 by a fire and collapsed again in 1333. The current structure was built in 1345 from a design by Neri di Fioravante and has demonstrated a really strong stability, since it has passed through several floods and wars eversince. To the left of the bridge, above the shops, runs a long corridor (built in 1565 under the orders of Cosimo I De' Medici) which crosses the bridge and connects the Uffizi Gallery with Palazzo Pitti.

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Hotel degli Orafi - ( 0.1 km from Ponte Vecchio Firenze )

Originally an Augustine convent, this impressive 13th century building is situated in the heart of the city, facing the Ponte Vecchio, and alongside the Uffizi Gallery.

Continentale - ( 0.1 km from Ponte Vecchio Firenze )

Boasting exquisite views and occupying a privileged position overlooking the Ponte Vecchio, this unique design hotel is a careful fusion of chic, contemporary décor, a glamorous atmosphere and..

Gallery Art Hotel - ( 0.1 km from Ponte Vecchio Firenze )

One of the closest hotels to the Ponte Vecchio, this stylish, modern 4-star hotel hosts regular contemporary art exhibitions in its public areas.