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Ponte vecchio


florence - ancient bridge The bridge was built in 1345, conceived by Taddeo Gaddi, a pupil of Giotto.

The shops were occupied by butchers, forgers and tanners until the end of the XVI th century when they were replaced by jewellers.

A corridor was built in the XVI th century over the shops, it was intended for the Medici family to enable them to move without mixing with people.

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See also :



Tuscany - Map of Tuscany - Florence - Siena - Pisa - Lucca - San Gimignano - Pienza - History of Tuscany

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