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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

star-5
Excellent Start to Seeing Florence
Deborah_M, Sep 2021
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
This was an excellent way for us to begin our time in Florence. The guides were very knowledgeable and showed us around The city. The groups were small and both guides spoke in perfect English. I saw and learned so much in one day!! Loved the tour.
star-5
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!
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
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-4
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
Fabulous day with Constanza
Deb_T, 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.
star-5
Great way to see Florence
Joseph_A, 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.
star-5
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.
star-5
Amazing Tour
Francisca_R, 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!
star-5
Excellent Tour Guides
Richard_K, 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
Wonderful
marcodj88, Nov 2019
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
We had Francesca as our guide, she may be small in stature but was very knowledgeable in Florentine history and local cuisine. The tour at the Accademia was great, we were shown a few interesting pieces before seeing the David. We then made our way to the Duomo where a brief history lesson was given on the construction of the baptistry, tower and cathedral. Next up was the famous pig market, followed by the Vecchio palace before ending on ponte Vecchio. After the lunch break, we visited the Uffizi gallery for the afternoon. We were shown many great pieces before the tour ended at 4pm. As the Uffizi is so big, we were free to see the rest of the gallery at our own leisure after the tour ended. A wonderful day overall
star-5
Highly recommended
Sherry_P, Jul 2018
Florence Full Day Tour with David, Duomo, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and More
In the morning we met our guide Chiara for a tour of the Accademia and walking tour past the Duomo. through the streets of Florence and ending at the Ponte Vecchio. Chiara's guidance through the Accademia was very well done. Her thoughtful and thorough explanations of the exhibits greatly enhanced an experience that otherwise would have missed too much. The David is stunning and Chiara's interpretive explanations were illuminating. The rest of the morning tour occurred with the same high level of professionalism and discovery of Florence. In the afternoon our guide Valentina led us through the Uffizi Gallery. Although we were there for quite a while, there is so much to see that doing this without a guide would be a mistake. Valentina selected particular artists to focus on and led us through the gallery. Without her it would have been overwhelming and we could not have seen and learned so much. Her delivery led us from the gothic period through the renaissance through the window of art by masters such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Caravaggio. We very much recommend the full day 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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