When Hitler visited Florence in 1938, Mussolini planned to bring the Fuhrer at Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge). And guess what, he liked the view of Florence from here. During World War II, Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge in Florence that the Germans didn’t destroy. Instead of demolishing it, they destroyed the medieval buildings on each side to dam up access.
A Stone-Closed Bridge. If you look at the photos below, this bridge isn’t your ordinary bridge. Today, due to heavy tourist traffic, the bridge is mainly used for pedestrians. Along the bridge, you’ll find jewellers and souvenir shops selling expensive items.
Nearby Attractions. From here, it’s an easy walk to Uffizi Gallery Museum, Tower of Arnolfo and Palazzo Vecchio. A bit farther, you’ll find yourself in front of the colossal Florence Cathedral, symbol of Italian Renaissance.
If you’re looking for a hostel in Florence that’s near the Duomo, you’ll never go wrong with the Academy Hostel. It is few minutes walk to the Santa Maria del Fiore, aka, the Duomo, the city’s most famous landmark The train station is less than 10 minutes walk from here. The hostel is loved by those who have stayed here. It’s clean and fun hostel. There are other hostels you can choose from these websites: HostelWorld, and B