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Florence Italy Graceful bridges

Florence it is not just another Italian city with lovely nature, unforgettable places of interest, which can be seen for hours, and cheap Florence hotels with the standard set of services and comfortable rooms, it is a whole Italy, where the grandeur and pomp of Rome, romanticism of Venice, the Vatican's power and serenity of Verona are harmoniously combined. Everything is blooming and growing there.

City contains ten bridges of the different sizes, shapes and beauty. Several years ago there were six of them. The Ponte Vecchio, Ponte Santa Trinita, Ponte alle Grazie and Ponte alla Carraia are well-known Florence bridges. Each of these architectural constructions has lots to tell and surprise with. All bridges except the Ponte Vecchio were rebuilt after the Second World War.

The Ponte Vecchio is the oldest one and the only bridge in Florence which was not destroyed by German troops during their retreat from the city in 1944. It has retained its original appearance. It was built in 12th century, a distinctive feature of the Ponte Vecchio it is a succession of houses, which are conveniently located on the both its sides. The Ponte Vecchio bridge is called the most expensive place of the city, because of the huge number of stores that realize the gold embellishments and jewelry. There are located the best three- to four-star hotels of Florence, with the laundry service for guests, swimming pool, gym, business center and much more. Lots of windows loverlook the bridge and water.

In 1258, was erected one of the finest bridges in the city - Ponte Santa Trinita; it is assumed that Bartolomeo Ammanati used the project Michelangelo and created this artwork. Along the edges of the bridge there are four statues of the year seasons. The Ponte alle Grazie appeared in 1237, across the River Arno in Florence, it was named for the Chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie. And the last noteworthy bridge is Ponte alla Carraia, it is “the new bridge” which was reconstructed in 1944.

Florentines and visitors love to perform various actions on the bridges, because it is a prominent place, and there is always a huge number of people. And when it is twilight, sometimes all these actions move smoothly into the festivities.

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