De Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio (Italian: old bridge), is a famous medieval bridge over the River Arno in Florence, Italy. The bridge is best known for the shops (especially jewelers) located on the bridge. On one level higher than the bridge is the Corridoio Vasariano. This corridor of about one kilometer was commissioned by Cosimo I de 'Medici built by Giorgio Vasari and was intended to ensure that the members of the family and to their palaces Palazzo Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti could go without having to go under the people.

According to tradition, the bridge was made of wood in Roman times. After it was destroyed by a flood in 1333, it was rebuilt in 1345, this time in stone. The architects designed a bridge with three arches, the middle of which has a span of 30 meters, while the other two arches have a span of 27 meters.

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De Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy
De Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

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