Things to See and Do in Florence Italy

The Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio): Symbol of Florence

June 1, 2010
Ponte Vecchio Old Bridge

The Corridoio Vasariano (Vasari corridor) is a one-kilometre-long, elevated enclosed passageway which connects Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria with Palazzo Pitti.

It is situated on the banks of the Arno river, which is crossed in its narrowest point by the Ponte Vecchio, one of the symbols of the history of Florence.

The bridge consists of three segmental arches; the Torre dei Manelli was built on one side of the bridge, and the Torre dei Rossi-Cerchi was built on the other side. In the middle there are two terraces with a panoramic view, and between the two there is the statue of Benvenuto Cellini. The bridge still hosts jeweller’s shops, and it is considered the most beautiful and unique bridge in the world.

Hotel Brunelleschi will be pleased to welcome you, and to offer you an exciting stay in the heart of Florence.

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