Nowadays Florence has the population of 356 000 people. Florence is a unique city, in some way it can be called an open-air museum. But if you carve for nightlife, it's not the very place you need. Florence is the city for admiring the atmosphere of the past and the absolutely special culture.
The Ponte Vecchio.
The old bridge over the Arno River, named the Ponte Vecchio – one of the basic Florentine symbols, the image of which can be found almost at every photo with the sights of Florence. This bridge is one of the main tourist attractions. The Ponte Vecchio is the most ancient bridge, surrounded by the medieval constructions. The only place, from where you can't see it, is this very bridge. At those times there was so little space, that they had to build houses on bridges, and the Ponte Vecchio serves as a good example. Nowadays there you can buy golden, silver, nephritic wares and also look at the panoramic view on the Arno River. In the center of the Ponte Vecchio you'll see the monument of Cellini, the famous sculptor and jeweler.
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