Urban retail (13) Florence

Ponte Vecchio, on the Arno.

Ponte Vecchio, on the Arno.

Some centuries ago urban bridges where, at least in Europe, just streets that had to be built over water, lined by buildings, with no water in sight. This has changed, but Ponte Vecchio in Florence is just still this. It combines a long corridor between palaces on one side with more organic buildings on the other side. It is full of shops for tourists, but it is, as the whole city, worth the trip…

The inner street of Ponte Vecchio

The inner street of Ponte Vecchio

The Vasarian Corridor, a structural element

The Vasari Corridor, a structural element

Urban retail as a complement to the Vasari Corridor

Urban retail as a complement to the Vasari Corridor

A view from the opposite side, with the square in the center of the bridge clearly visible

A view from the opposite side, with the square in the center of the bridge clearly visible

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