Ponte Vecchio, Florence Italy

The statue Bust of Benvenuto Cellini "Master of the Goldsmiths"

This was in Ponte Vecchio, Florence Italy during our vacations city tours. Ponte Vecchio as the name implies Old Bridge. It is the oldest bridge in Florence. It was destroyed by flooding in 1117 it was completely rebuilt in stone but collapsed again in terrible flood. It was again rebuilt for the last time 1345 with very wide spans, planned with room for shops on either side. They built the picturesque shops projecting over the river, supported by struts and brackets.
Now it is world famous for its jewellery shops, goldsmiths and silversmiths. This is the place best known of all Florence's treasures.

These are the photo my husband took.

Posed with gold (lol)
The river

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