This summer, my husband and I took a trip to Italy. It was a wonderful trip, and I've shared a few pictures in Saturday Snapshot posts. I still have lots to share, though, so I thought it was time for another post! This week, I'm sharing pictures of the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) in Florence, Italy.
The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval bridge across the Arno River. It is still covered in shops, all of which sell jewelry and gold - by decree. The shops literally hang off the sides of the bridge.
The shops aren't very big, but I'm certain they are plenty expensive to shop in. They are covered up at night with wooden doors that fit together on the hinges - just like they have for hundreds of years (although the padlocks have certainly grown in size).
It's always a busy place, and you can be halfway across it before you realize you are on a bridge, not just another street.
It is absolutely breath-taking at night, and it was definitely one of the highlights of an already beautiful city.
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