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A traveler before me characterized this bridge as a perfect spot for birdwatching. Well, I should say it’s 100% true! We crossed the Arno over Ponte alle Grazie several days in a row at the very end of September: in the evening, just before the...More
My husband and I discovered, accidentally, that Ponte alle Grazie is the perfect place to do a bit of birdwatching if you're a keen birder (as we are) and happen to be in Florence. There is a weir beneath the bridge that is frequented by...More
Where the Ponte alle Grazie now crosses the Arno, is the location of the oldest bridge to cross the river. It was constructed in 1227, but has had to be rebuilt numerous times and has been renamed many times. The current bridge was constructed mid...More
Having visited Piazzale Michelangelo, I crossed this bridge on the way back heading to the Uffizi Gallery.
The view east over the sand banks was unexpected, I enjoyed seeing some dogs down there having an off leash romp.
Ponte alle Grazie is yet another bridge on the Arno River, with a bit of WWII history. The retreating German Troops destroyed the bridge which had existed for hundreds of years, since about the 13th century! A new bridge on the same spot was reconstructed...More
Florence is not just about the Ponte Vecchio, this is also a famous bridge from WWII and was destroyed and then subsequently rebuit, it offers splendid views of the city and the Vecchio, once again a nice piece of Florence history not just the artwork,...More