Ponte Vecchio from Above - Florence, Italy
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Ponte Vecchio from Above - Florence, Italy

This is the famous Ponte Vecchio (means "old bridge") as seen from an upstairs window in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The Ponte Vecchio is a covered bridge across the Arno River in Florence which is packed with shops (originally butcher shops, but now jewellers, art dealers and souvenir sellers). It's the oldest of Florence's six bridges, going back to Roman times. For many years it was the only bridge in Florence across the River Arno and during World War II it was the only bridge across the Arno that the fleeing Germans did not destroy.

It had been a stormy day in Florence as we browsed through the Uffizi Gallery, and then for a moment the sun broke through the clouds as I was peering out the window towards the Ponte Vecchio just down the river, so I quickly grabbed this photo before the rain started again.

You may also be interested in my other Florence photos: River Arno Rower photo taken the same day a bit farther down the river, and Piazza Del Duomo at Sunset with Baptistry photo.

You can buy this photo here, with many options including standard prints, canvas gallery wraps, gift cards, mugs, T-shirts and much more.


Posted Mar 19, 2012 10:47 am

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