Saturday, July 26, 2008


We hopped on the train in Lucca and headed to Florence.
This is Ponto Vecchio, the old bridge,on the Arno River, the most ancient bridge in
town. It was first built in wood, then in the 12th century was rebuilt in stone. In 1333 it was demolished by floods. Then rebuilt in 1345 as it is here. The shops here were first used for food.
But since the 16th century have been used for goldsmiths and silversmiths. All the shops today have mostly jewlry.

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