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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
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Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
$143.69 per adult
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Florence tour in a day _ highly recommended
Very interesting tour. Two different guides, one am and one pm, both very knowledgeable in renaissance art and Florence highlights.
Toni_M, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Florence

star-4
We had a great time
Kathy_G, Jun 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The guides were informed and showed all the expected highlights as well as giving tips about where else to go to get the most out of our trip.
star-5
Bring your walking shoes
LILIAN_S, Jun 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Very compete tour. Our guide Francesca was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G…so thorough. She has te beat recommendations too. Consider this tour when you are I Florence…just be prepared to walk
star-5
Expert & personable tour.
Susan_P, May 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Francesca was an energetic, informative guide who knew Florence so well. She dealt with the crowds, the museums entrances efficiently and clearly loves art and the history of the city. It was a long day but Francesca made it effortless.
star-5
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
Learned a lot
Laura_H, May 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Gotta do this when in Florence. Enjoyed the guided tours through the museums and learned a lot about the city's history. Ciara was very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommended.
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!
star-5
Very Enjoyable Museum Tour
Richard_R, May 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Excellent 6.5 hour walking tour of key highlights of the galleries. Our guide, Ciara (SP?) was really knowledgeable. She was fun and personable and filled with facts. She knew short cuts to take in the galleries to maneuver through the crowds. She shared fascinating information and details - This kept my attention throughout the tour. We had an hour break for lunch on our own - so that was helpful in keeping that much museum time very workable. We felt it was a five star tour!
star-5
Wonderful Experience!
Barbara_G, Apr 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Francesca was a wonderful host— very knowledgable with a friendly and amazing personality. She answered so many questions and really kept the tour interesting and flowing. She showed us perspectives of the David that we would have never discovered ourselves and allowed an opportunity to take lots of photos along the way. Thank you for a great morning!
star-4
Stunning
KIM_H, Mar 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Confusing the walking tour was fine the uffizi gallery is very confusing, we had a hard time find our way out
star-5
Wonderful
BENJAMIN_R, Mar 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Cristiano and Chiara we're both wonderful. Cristiano waited for the last two members of our tour and when they could not find the correct location he worked hard to get them to where they needed to be. Both tour guides were insightful and I would highly recommend them.
star-5
Great tour! Guide was...
Susan_M, Mar 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Great tour! Guide was very knowledgeable and communicated well. Included everything I wanted to see. Very interesting!
star-4
Great guides Lots Walking Art Galore
Shannon_N, Feb 2022
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
Great tour with Francesca in the Am But be ready for a TON of walking and fast pace. I recommend a taxi to meet initial guid as being from IS and even paying for international Verizon mobile service the buildings and service are slim to non existent. We were walking in circles trying to find guide with language barrier and finally seen a taxi and made it almost 30m late. So thankful she was waiting on us!! She has such a wonderful personality and great knowledge!! Gave a lot of great recommendations for wine shops and bakeries. I cannot recall part 2 guide name but she was wonderful as well!! Again be ready for a lot of walking!! David was amazing but it can be a bit of art overload.
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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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