Ponte Vecchio is an arch bridge over the river Arno, and is the first bridge ever built in Florence. This bridge is lined with shops on both sides. These shops are owned by the government and rented to merchants and artisans.
1333 flood in Florence ruined this bridge, but was reconstructed later. In commemoration of this flood, a sundial was placed on the bridge which is still there on the roof of a shop next to the monument of cellini.
One of the interesting highlight of the bridge is Vasari Corridor which connects the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti. The corridor had to be built around the Torre dei Mannelli because the owners of the tower refused to alter it.
The corridor was closed in 2016 and it is announced that the corridor will reopen for tourists in 2021.
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