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An important historical landmark

This is an important historical landmark, situated in the Italian city of Florence (Tuscany). The Ponte Vecchio is the only bridge in Florence that was not destroyed during the occupation of Italy in World War II, which it is said is because of the orders given by Hitler. At the beginning of its existence, it connected the historical buildings on both sides of the river Arno, the Palazzo Vecchio with the Palazzo Pitti. There were butchers shops which then had to leave in the year 1593 in order to increase the prestige of the bridge. Then jewelers and gold dealers set up their shops there, continuing this tradition until today. It is one of the most important place in Italy, because of its beauty and importance.
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The most famous old bridge in the world.

The Ponte Vecchio is the most known and representative image of Florence. The Ponte Vecchio, medieval bridge over the River Arno, is the symbol of romanticism that pervades the city. It is believed that was initially built of wood by the Romans. The origins of the "Old Bridge" dating back to the year 1345 making it the most ancient stone bridge in Europe. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries its hanging houses were occupied by butchers and butchers but when the court mud to Pitti Palace, Fernando I order closing stores odor. Since then shops have been occupied by jewelers and goldsmiths. According to legend, the bridge was exempt from taxes and fees. Traders were formerly allowed to display their goods on tables. It is believed that besides the term bankruptcy originated in this bridge, because when a seller pruning not pay their debts, your table or put up for sale, was broken by the soldiers broke bank bankruptcy. In the absence of a table and the dealer not to sell their goods pruning. Another curious detail was little construction Vasari Corridor, a corridor running along the east side of the bridge from the Palazzo Vecchio to the Palazzo Pitti. This corridor gives a return around the Torre dei Mannelli since dueos of it did not allow it to be altered or destroyed for the construction of the corridor During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was the only one of the bridges in Florence not It was destroyed by German troops. The Ponte Vecchio is a good place to relax for a while. At dusk, many people sit down to watch the sunset while listening to one of the street artists trying to make a living on this bridge. No doubt it is a magical place and unique in the world. Here some photographs.

El puente más viejo y famoso del mundo.

El Ponte Vecchio es la imagen más conocida y representativa de Florencia. El Ponte Vecchio , puente medieval sobre el río Arno, es el símbolo del romanticismo que inunda la ciudad. Se cree que fue construido inicialmente en madera por los romanos.

Los orígenes del "Puente Viejo" se remontan al año 1345 lo que le convierte en el puente de piedra más antiguo de Europa.

En los siglos XV y XVI sus casas colgantes estuvieron ocupadas por carniceros y matarifes pero, cuando la corte se mudó al Palacio Pitti, Fernando I ordenó cerrar las tiendas por el mal olor. Desde entonces las tiendas han sido ocupadas por joyeros y orfebres.

Según la leyenda, el puente estaba exento de tasas e impuestos. Los comerciantes eran autorizados antiguamente a mostrar sus mercancías sobre mesas. Se cree además que el término Bancarrota se originó en este puente, debido a que cuando un vendedor no podía pagar sus deudas, su mesa o puesto para la venta, era rota por los soldados: banco+roto, bancarrota. Al no disponer ya de una mesa el comerciante no podía vender sus mercancías.

Otro detalle curioso de la época fue la construcción del Corredor Vasariano, un corredor que recorre la parte este del puente desde el Palazzo Vecchio hasta el Palazzo Pitti. Este corredor da una vuelta en torno a la Torre de Mannelli ya que los dueños de la misma no permitieron que fuera alterada o destruida para la construcción del corredor

Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el Ponte Vecchio fue el único de los puentes de Florencia que no fue destruido por las tropas alemanas.

El Ponte Vecchio es un buen lugar para relajarse un rato. Al atardecer, mucha gente se sienta a ver la puesta de sol mientras escucha a alguno de los artistas callejeros que intentan ganarse la vida en este puente.

Sin dudas es un lugar mágico y único en el mundo.

Os dejo algunas fotografías.
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I guess i do not add anything new to ...

I guess I do not add anything new to those who have visited and spoken Vecchio bridge in Florence. It is a necessary step above the Arno River and one of the few bridges that the Germans destroyed to leave Italy to escape the Allied advance. He has three eyes, the central one being slightly wider than the two side. Right and left, the bridge is plagued mainly jewelers and watch windows that look with products of the best brands available today. Formerly, there butchers traded but say as the river poured all traces of the killings, were displaced by sellers of gold and jewels that were on the bridge the ideal place to do their business transactions whenever above it was not paid any duty or tax. I guess this is nothing more than a legend like the one that says there invented the term bankruptcy is attributed to the time at which a seller could not meet its debts and soldiers and law enforcement officers broke his little stall ( bank-broken) to take the place of a new merchant

Supongo que no añado nada nuevo a todos los que ya han visitado y hablado del puente
Vecchio de Florencia. Es un paso obligado por encima del río Arno y uno de los pocos puentes que los alemanes no destruyeron al irse de Italia huyendo del avance aliado. Tiene tres ojos, siendo el central ligeramente más ancho que los dos laterales.
A derecha e izquierda, el puente está plagado fundamentalmente de joyerías y relojerías con escaparates que lucen productos de las mejores marcas de la actualidad. Antiguamente, ahí comerciaban los carniceros pero dicen que como echaban al río todos los restos de las matanzas, fueron desplazados por vendedores de oro y joyas que vieron en el puente el lugar ideal para hacer sus transacciones comerciales toda vez que encima del mismo no se pagaba ningún tipo de tasa o impuesto. Supongo que esto no pasa de ser una leyenda al igual que la que dice que ahí se inventó el término bancarrota atribuido al momento en el que un vendedor no podía hacer frente a sus deudas y los soldados y agentes de la autoridad rompían su pequeño tenderete (banco-roto) para dejar la plaza a un nuevo mercader
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The medieval mirror

Florence and Tuscany was another travel a persistently remain in my head and in my heart. In a ten days I decided to throw myself in Florence complete 7 to explore each of the streets in a relaxed, stress of modern life does not forgive ... Thus continued my habit of becoming a citizen of the places I visit, and the truth is I feel very citizen of Florence :), where I could really enjoy a leisurely way and felt the beating of his lifestyle. Of all the photos I took, some of them very beautiful as the city is to melt the camera, which is the most special attachment to me. If Croatia awakened in me the desire to travel, this awoke in me the desire of photography. Do not plan freak, but as the way to capture the most beautiful images I found in my travels. I realized that a picture could become something special. Nothing simpler than the Arno River reflecting the facades of some of the oldest houses in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio, to realize that it can find the infinite simple.

El espejo medieval

Florencia y Toscana fue otro de los viajes que perduran de una forma persistente en mi cabeza y en mi corazón. De un viaje de diez días decidí tirarme 7 completos en Florencia para poder explorar cada una de sus calles de una forma relajada, que el estrés de la vida actual tampoco perdona...

De esta forma continué con mi costumbre de hacerme ciudadano de los lugares que visito, y lo cierto es que me siento muy ciudadano de Florencia :), donde realmente pude disfrutar de una forma pausada y sentida de los latidos de su ritmo de vida.

De todas las fotos que tomé, algunas de ellas muy bonitas puesto que la ciudad es como para fundir la cámara, la que adjunto es la más especial para mí. Si Croacia despertó en mí el afán de viajar, esta foto despertó en mi el afán de la fotografía. No en plan freak, pero sí como la forma de captar las imágenes más bellas que me encontraba en mis viajes. Me di cuenta que una foto se podía convertir en algo especial. Nada más simple que el Río Arno reflejando las fachadas de algunas de las casas más antiguas de Florencia y el Ponte Vecchio, para darme cuenta de que en lo sencillo podemos encontrar el infinito.
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A unique building

Old Bridge to translate it into Spanish, it is certainly the one of the most iconic buildings in the city of Florence, that merit is gained by its particular and peculiar history that have done from flooding to support events that marked the history of the country. It is the bridge oldest European stone buildings that adhere to the structure functioned as warehouses, workshops and now are attractive trading posts for countless tourists who pass through the place, and they use it as a resting and contemplation of the many street performers who use it stage to demonstrate their activities. Upon entering the, costs assimilate that is crossing a bridge, and that continuity with the city is almost magical, which gives it the particular characteristic of being almost one street town.

Una singular construcción

Puente viejo al traducirlo a español, es sin duda la unas de las construcciones mas icónica de la ciudad de Florencia, se gana ese mérito por su particular y curiosa historia que lo han hecho soportar desde inundaciones hasta sucesos que marcaron la historia del país.

Es el puente de piedra mas antiguo de Europa, las construcciones que se adhieren a su estructuran funcionaron como bodegas, talleres y ahora son atractivos puestos de comercio para la infinidad de turistas que pasan por el lugar, y que lo destinan como un punto de descanso y de contemplación de los variados artistas callejeros que lo utilizan de escenario para demostrar sus actividades.

Al ingresar a el, cuesta asimilar que se esta atravesando un puente, ya que la continuidad con la ciudad es casi mágica, lo que le da la particular característica de ser casi una calle más de la ciudad.
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Ponte vecchio

One of the most beautiful places in Firenze! The Ponte Vecchio in the past was a place where fishermen sold their fish. Why be a covered bridge, this market disliked the nobles who lived on the other side of town and without alternatives, had to cross through it to go to the mall. The smell of fish was the main factor desvença between the rich and the poor. Thus, these nobles, took the bridge fishermen and turned nume kind of "shopping" where the fish stalls replaced by jewelers - which, according to them, was more appropriate to their social level, and make it much more enjoyable the crossing. Even today the bridge is home to those shops and there one can find all kinds of jewelery in gold and precious stones. I charmed the Bridge throughout its charm! The Arno River flows quietly under it and gives a special magic to passionate travelers in history and beauty.

Ponte vecchio

Um dos lugares mais lindos de Firenze! A Ponte Vecchio, no passado, era um local onde os pescadores vendiam seus peixes. Por ser uma ponte coberta, esse mercado desagradava os nobres que moravam do outro lado da cidade e, sem alternativas, tinham que atravessar por ela para ir ao centro comercial. O cheiro dos peixes era o principal fator de desvença entre os ricos e os pobres. Com isso, esses nobres, tomaram a ponte dos pescadores e a transformaram nume espécie de "shopping", onde substituiram as bancas de peixes por joalherias - o que, segundo eles, era mais apropriado ao seu nível social, além de tornar muito mais agradável a travessia. Até hoje a ponte abriga essas lojas e lá pode-se encontrar todos os tipos de jóias em ouro e pedras preciosas.
Eu me encantei pela Ponte por todo o seu charme! O rio Arno passa calmamente sob ela e dá uma magia especial aos viajantes apaixonados por história e beleza.
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I just encant

Walking through the streets of Florence crowded shops and you find that to cross the river that runs through this city there is a wonder. The Ponte Vecchio is a bridge with a lot of meaning for lovers who go to Italy but today is forbidden to put the famous locks along the bridge. Yet all is full of jewelry and when I say there is only filled is filled with lush jewelry shops along the bridge. It has been refurbished recently and now this beautiful. I know it is only a bridge but not just any. When the windows closed jewelries are covered with planks having a series of small holes to see items that were in the window after the closure of the shops. Formerly one of the few bridges across the River Arno in Florence passing through. It's just something beautiful that makes a city Florence is infinite.

Simplemente me encantó

Caminando por las calles de Florencia llenas de gente y de tiendas te encuentras que para cruzar el río que atraviesa esta ciudad existe una maravilla. El Ponte Vecchio es un puente con mucho significado para los enamorados que van a Italia aunque hoy en día esta prohibido poner los famosos candados a lo largo del puente. Aun así todo esta lleno de joyerías y cuando digo lleno es lleno solo hay tiendas con exuberantes joyas a lo largo del puente. Lo han reformado hace poco y ahora esta precioso. Ya se que es solo un puente pero no es uno cualquiera. Cuando cierran las joyerías los escaparates se cubren con unos tablones que tiene una serie de pequeños agujeros para poder ver los artículos que quedaron en el escaparate tras el cierre de las tiendas. Antiguamente era uno de los pocos puentes que cruzaban el río Arno en su paso por Florencia.
Es sencillamente algo precioso que hace que Florencia sea una ciudad infinita.
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"Ponte vecchio"

"Ponte Vecchio (Florence)" The Old Bridge (Ponte Vecchio in Italian) is a Medieval bridge over the Arno River in Florence, (Italy). He believes it was a wooden bridge originally built by the Romans. After being destroyed by a flood in 1333 was rebuilt, this time entirely of stone, in 1345. Its design is attributed to Italian painter and architect Taddeo Gaddi. It is the oldest bridge in Europe. It has always contained various shops and great commercial activity on it (mainly jewelry), legend, because the bridge was exempt from taxes and fees. The Ponte Vecchio is to Florence what the Colosseum is to Rome. As long as you do not mind being surrounded by hundreds of people, the Ponte Vecchio is a good place to relax for a while. In the evening, many people sit to watch the sunset while listening to some of the street performers trying to make a living in this bridge.

"Ponte vecchio"

El Puente Viejo (Ponte Vecchio en italiano) es un puente medieval sobre el río Arno en Florencia, (Italia). Se cree que fue un puente construido inicialmente en madera por los romanos. Tras ser destruido por una inundación en 1333 se reconstruyó, esta vez enteramente de piedra, en 1345. Se atribuye su diseño al arquitecto y pintor italiano Taddeo Gaddi. Es el puente más antiguo de Europa. Desde siempre ha contenido distintas tiendas y gran actividad comercial sobre él (principalmente joyerías), según la leyenda, porque en el puente estaba exento de tasas e impuestos. El Ponte Vecchio es a Florencia lo que el Coliseo es a Roma.

Siempre y cuando no te importe estar rodeado de cientos de personas, el Ponte Vecchio es un buen lugar para relajarse un rato. Al atardecer, mucha gente se sienta a ver la puesta de sol mientras escucha a alguno de los artistas callejeros que intentan ganarse la vida en este puente.
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View of the ponte vecchio bridge of holy trinity

We walked to the center of Florence from the car park which is located at the Cascine Park (about 40 minutes walk to the Ponte Vecchio). The walk is very nice, since along the Arno! Admire and photograph the beautiful Ponte Vecchio Ponte Santa Trinita, which is worth especially at sunset, when the Ponte buy a color between yellow and orange color! Admire the Arno is in my opinion the best way to appreciate this bridge, which together with the Duomo and Giotto's Campanile is a symbol of the beautiful town of Florence!

Veduta del ponte vecchio da ponte di santa trinità

Abbiamo raggiunto il centro di Firenze dal parcheggio che si trova al Parco delle Cascine (circa 40 minuti di camminata fino al Ponte Vecchio).
La passeggiata è molto piacevole, poiché costeggia l’Arno! Bellissimo ammirare e fotografare il Ponte Vecchio dal Ponte Santa Trinità, che merita soprattutto al tramonto, quando il Ponte acquista un color tra giallo e arancio intenso!
Ammirarlo dall’Arno è secondo me il modo migliore per apprezzare questo Ponte, che insieme al Duomo e al Campanile di Giotto è uno dei simbolo del bellissimo capoluogo fiorentino!
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A qvella pietra ... conveniasi scema ...

A QVELLA PIETRA ... CONVENIASI scema GVARDA IL PONTE CHE, CHE FIORENZA fesse vittima NELLA SVA PACE postrema. -DANTE-PAR., XVI, 145-147 - This is written on a board at the beginning of the Ponte Vecchio, are words from The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, whose face is all already known to have been depicted on the back of € 2 coins Italian, translated into Spanish text would mean that that stone would suit ... silly / save the bridge, make a sacrifice / Florence on completion and your peace. You need to have a deep knowledge of the time suffered Florentine Dante to fully understand this quote. Unfortunately googling the question does not always work and wikipedia not always cover all the details, and I can help me because I have no knowledge of almost anything, much less profound in almost everything. "The stone dumb" refers to a statue of the god Mars who guarded and protected the bridge and by extension to Florence, so much so that Giovanni Villani (a merchant, politician, diplomat and historian Florence) even said that "when the statue Mars falls or is moved, the city of Florence will have great danger "echoing the icon image of foreboding that had become the statue for all Florentines, blaming every misfortune that the city suffered. It would have been her hidden Fostering discord between Guelphs and Ghibellines, between Blacks and Whites, between Donateschi and Tosinghi. In 1333 a rise of the river Arno, finally got rid of the statue, but its sinister influence felt even for a couple of centuries.

...CONVENIASI A QVELLA PIETRA SCEMA
CHE GVARDA IL PONTE, CHE FIORENZA FESSE
VITTIMA NELLA SVA PACE POSTREMA.
-DANTE- PAR.,XVI, 145-147-

Así queda escrito en una placa al principio del Ponte Vecchio, son palabras pertenecientes a La Divina Comedia de Dante Alighieri , cuya cara es de todos ya conocida por haberse visto retratada en el dorso de las monedas de 2 € italianas, traducido el texto al español viene a significar que ...Convendría a esa piedra tonta/que el puente guarda, hiciera un sacrificio/Florencia al terminarse ya su paz. Hace falta tener un profundo conocimiento de la época florentina que Dante sufrió para poder entender a cabalidad esta cita. Lamentablemente googlear la pregunta no siempre da buenos resultados y la wikipedia no siempre abarca todos los detalles, ni yo os puedo ayudar porque no tengo conocimiento de casi nada y mucho menos profundo en casi todo.

"La piedra tonta" hace referencia a una estatua al dios Marte que vigilaba y protegía al puente y por extensión a Florencia, tanto era así que Giovanni Villani (un comerciante, político, diplomático e historiador florentino) llegó a decir que "cuando la estatua de Marte caiga o sea movida, la ciudad de Florencia tendrá gran peligro" haciéndose eco de la imagen de icono de mal augurio que había llegado a ser aquella estatua para todos los florentinos, culpándola de toda desgracia que sufriera la ciudad. Habría sido ella la oculta fomentadora de las discordias entre Güelfos y Gibelinos, entre Negros y Blancos, entre Donateschi y Tosinghi.

En 1333 una subida del río Arno, por fin, se deshizo de la estatua, aunque su influencia siniestra se sintió aún por un par de siglos.
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Just above the river arno on the pont...

Just above the River Arno on the Ponte Vecchio we find this curious stamp: There is a curious tradition of hanging a padlock on the bridge when visiting Florence. The lovers place their names on a padlock with the commitment date and then throw the keys into the Arno, on promise of eternal love ... I understand that there is a law that prohibits placing locks on the Ponte Vecchio!

Justo encima del río Arno, sobre el Puente Vecchio nos encontramos con ésta curiosa estampa: Existe la curiosa tradición de colgar un candado sobre el puente cuando visitas Florencia.

Los enamorados colocan sus nombres en un candado con la fecha del compromiso y luego tiran las llaves al Arno, en promesa de amor eterno…
¡Tengo entendido que existe una ley que prohíbe la colocación de candados en el puente Vecchio!
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Romantic on the oldest bridge florenc...

Romantic on the oldest bridge Florence. It spans the Arno and support Vasari Corridor (named after its architect) that connects the Pitti palace Palazzio Vecchio! This narrow bridge focus stalls goldsmiths and jewelers, some of which are installed since the 15th century. Previously, the bridge did not have the presence of such beautiful stalls was the street / bridge butchers ... Today, day and night, the bridge is very busy and gold jewelery seems happy days at the speed of the Arno.

Florence la romantique sur son plus vieux pont. Il enjambe l’Arno et supporte le couloir Vasari (du nom de son architecte) qui relie le palais Pitti au Palazzio Vecchio ! Sur cet étroit pont se concentrent les échoppes d'orfèvres et joailliers dont certains y sont installés depuis le 15e siècle. Auparavant, le pont ne jouissait pas de la présence de si belles échoppes c'était la rue/le pont des bouchers...
Aujourd'hui, de jour comme de nuit, le pont est très fréquenté et l'or des joailliers semble couler des jours heureux à la vitesse de l'Arno.
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The oldest bridge in florence. all ot...

The oldest bridge in Florence. All other bridges were destroyed during the war except him. In the Middle Ages, the bridge housed fishmongers, butchers, tanners and other blacksmiths ... Ferdinand 1 pestinentielles annoyed by the smell of these merchants had found the Arno a handy trash installation of joalliers and goldsmiths on the bridge. The tradition has continued. This bridge also houses the Vasari Corridor which includes a whole gallery of self-portraits and used at other times to pass safely from one side to the other without mixing with the crowd. Although useful for the Medici at the time of the Borgias Machiavelli.

Le plus ancien des ponts de Florence.
Tous les autres ponts ont été détruits pendant la Guerre sauf lui.
Au Moyen-Age, ce pont abritait des poissonniers, bouchers, tanneurs et autres forgerons... Ferdinand 1er, agacé par les odeurs pestinentielles de ces marchands qui avaient trouvé en l'Arno une poubelle bien pratique, installa des joalliers et des orfèvres sur le Pont.
La tradition s'est maintenue.
Ce pont abrite aussi le corridor de Vasari qui regroupe toute une galerie d'auto-portraits et qui servait en d'autres temps à passer en toute sécurité d'une rive à l'autre sans se méler à la foule.
Bien utile pour les Médicis à l'époque des Borgia de Machiavel.
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Unmissable

If A monument is not to be missed in a discovery of the city of Florence, it is the Ponte Vecchio! It is indeed, as its name suggests, the oldest bridge of the city. Built in the fifteenth, he became over time the emblem of the city and the ideal place for all tourists, of course! Located close to the city center and the Uffizi Gallery, the bridge consists of three arches spanning the Arno, and has a large number of jewelery shops. A completely must.

Incontournable

S'il est bien UN monument à ne pas manquer lors d'une découverte de la ville de Florence, c'est bien le Ponte Vecchio ! C'est en effet, comme son nom l'indique, le vieux pont de la ville. Erigé au XVème, il est devenu au fil du temps l'emblème de la ville, et le lieu incontournable de tous les touristes, évidemment ! Situé à deux pas du centre-ville et de la Galerie des Offices, le pont est constitué de 3 arcs qui enjambent l'Arno, et abrite un grand nombre de boutiques de bijoux. Un lieu complètement incontournable.
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