Ponte Vecchio, the Old bridge in Firenze, Italy

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The Ponte Vecchio ("Old Bridge") is a Medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The Ponte Vecchio's two neighbouring bridges are the Ponte Santa Trinita and the Ponte alle Grazie.

The bridge spans the Arno at its narrowest point where it is believed that a bridge was first built in Roman times. The Roman piers were of stone, the superstructure of wood. The bridge first appears in a document of 996. After being destroyed by a flood in 1117 it was reconstructed in stone but swept away again in 1333 save two of its central piers. It was rebuilt in 1345.
During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was not destroyed by Germans during their retreat of August 4, 1944, unlike all other bridges in Florence.

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  2. lilianarigoni 27 months ago | reply

    Bellissimo il Ponte Vecchio ... grandiosi riflessi !!!!!!
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    Lovely POV and nice framing Frans.

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  19. DianaChuang 21 months ago | reply

    A beautiful Landscape !

  20. Alla Sokolova 21 months ago | reply

    Really beautiful!

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