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Ponte Vecchio: Beautiful sunrises and local shopping

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Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence. It opened in 1345 and its been a bustling shopping area ever since. Fishmongers, tanners, and butchers have had shops here since the 13th century. Today, it is still a lively spot for tourists to enjoy the views and to visit the local shops. Remarkably, the bridge managed to survive World War II. When all the other bridges were bombed and destroyed to slow the advancing allied forces, Ponte Vecchio remained intact. It is believed that Adolf Hitler found the bridge too beautiful to destroy.


Starting today, you can add Ponte Vecchio to your Duckwyn Passport.



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