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14/43.- Florence, view of Ponte Vecchio

The 'Ponte Vechio' (old bridge) is, of course, the oldest bridge in town. The first 'Ponte Vecchio' was a wooden bridge. But the river destroyed it in 1333. It was reconstructed in 1345.

On the bridge you can find the same shops that have always been here --well, the shops are the same, but first they sold fruits and vegetables to locals, and now they sell silver and gold jewelry to tourists.

We will now cross the river on this bridge ...

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