The Ponte Vecchio is a stone bridge that spans over the Arno River in Florence, Italy. The first bridge on the site is thought to date back to the Roman times and it was the only bridge to cross the Arno River until the 13th century; the current bridge was built in the 16th century. The bridge is unusual, its crossing is mainly enclosed with shops built on each perimeter, which makes it one of the most photographed sights in Italy.
The bridge is a 15-20 minute walk away from the main train station of Florence. The C3 and D buses travel close to the bridge.
Opening Times and Admission
The bridge is open to the public to cross at all hours for free. The shops on the bridge usually open in the morning and close late at night.