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Ponte Vecchio

The Ponte Vecchio (old bridge)is one of the symbols of Florence. It crosses the river Arno in its narrowest point. The first construction dates back to the roman age, but many times it was damaged by floods of the river: in 1080 a bridge in wood existed, while the one made of stone of 1170 was swept away from the flood of 1333, one of most violent of all the times. The bridge was reconstructed in 1345, with the passage flanked from two rows of craftsmen's shops.

In the 1565 the architect Giorgio Vasari built for Cosimo I the “vasariano corridor”, in order to link the political and administrative center of Palazzo Vecchio with the private dwelling of the Medici, Palazzo Pitti. The banked corridor, long approximately a kilometer, starts from Palazzo Vecchio, passes through the Gallery of the Uffizi and over the shops of the east side of the bridge and continues on the left river until Palazzo Pitti.
The shops on the bridge, occupied initially from fishmongers, butchers and tanners, then were occupied by goldsmiths and jewellers in 1593, for order of Ferdinando I, tha did not appreciate a not noble and stinking commerce under the windows of the Corridor.
At the center of the bridge the shops are interrupted by two panoramic terraces.

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Grand Hotel Minerva * * * * Firenze Grand Hotel Minerva * * * * Firenze
Gaze over the cultural city of Florence, with panoramic rooftop views and rooms overlooking the cloisters of the church of Santa Maria Novella. Situated in the central Piazza Santa Maria Novella, this hotel has been embellished by the restoration work of the architects Edoardo Detti and Carlo Sc ...

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Hotel degli Orafi * * * * Firenze Hotel degli Orafi * * * * Firenze
Originally an Augustine convent, Hotel degli Orafi is set in a 13th-century building in the heart of Florence, facing the Ponte Vecchio, beside the Uffizi Gallery. Hotel degli Orafi enjoys panoramic views across the city. Inside the hotel you can admire the remains of an ancient medieval tower. ...

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Hotel Meridiana * * * Firenze Hotel Meridiana * * * Firenze
The Meridiana is a modern three stars hotel located near Piazza Della Liberta', just a few minutes from the heart of downtown Florence. The hotel is easily reached both from the main railway station and the highway. It is in an ideal position, close to the fair sites and congress centre. All rooms ...

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