Ponte Vecchio
Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) is without a doubt one of the symbols of Florence, elegantly arching over the Arno river.
Its first construction dates back to the Roman era, however it was damaged on numerous occasions by river floodings. After the construction of the "lungarni" (embankments), the bridge was rebuilt with three arches and is now considered the work of Taddeo Gaddi (according to Vasari) or Neri di Fioravante.

In 1565, architect Giorgio Vasari built the "Vasariano Corridor" for Cosimo I, for the purpose of creating a line of communication between the political and administrative centre and the Palazzo Vecchio. The corridor, which is approximately 1km long, is part of the Palazzo Vecchio and passes through the Uffizi Gallery.
 


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