Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ponte Vecchio

I imagine that everyone who goes
to Florence hikes up to Piazzale
Michelangelo and takes this exact
picture of the Ponte Vecchio, with
the Santa Trinita, alla Carraia, and
Amerigo Vespucci bridges beyond.
But, of course—who could possibly
resist such a view? (This is probably
#1 in a series—I have many, many
pics of this beautiful bridge!)

[See more bridges here, chez Louis la Vache.]


  1. stunning! a photo of Florence is always beautiful.

  2. Well, I am so glad you posted this, because I totally missed that absolutely marvellous view. Was there (& ON the bridge) 20 years ago...
    Looks like a great photo for Weekend Reflections too.

  3. It's a beautiful photo of beautiful place - wish I could be there!

  4. WOW! A "hat trick" (3 in 1)!
    Excellent contribution to Sunday Bridges!

  5. I actually see four or five bridges! What a lovely view of the river :-D

  6. What a view. Any tourist who doesn't hike to Piazzale Michelangelo is missing something!

  7. I love it! I need to go there.

  8. Ahh this city is really romantic, thanks for this beautiful view and wonderful memories!
    Happy Sunday
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

  9. Hello,
    Super shot of a nice landscape. I share with all of you the Sundayn Bridges. Thanks Louis!
    Best regards from Argentine

  10. Oh my, I wish I'd had time to wander out of the train station when I was there about 30 years ago.

  11. Alexa, You're quit right. Have hiked up this hill many times for this view. The church above the Piazzale--San Miniato--is very old and offers Vespers sung in Latin most evenings. Quite magical. Thanks for the post.

  12. ODP -- Magical is the right word—San Miniato is my absolute favorite Florence church. And have you checked out the cemetery? So photogenic!