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Florence is the capital of Tuscany. The city is situated on the Arno River, east of the Apennines, is inhabited by about 386,000 people. There's a weather generally characteristic of central Italy, the stone walls can be very hot, but about shady sidewalks nothing to dream, because they are jealously guarded by the owners of the property on which they are located. In the shadow of the temperature does not fall below 40 degrees Celsius, up to 20 in the evening, and the sun reaches 60 degrees - of course in the summer, so it is best to visit Florence in the spring or autumn, indeed winter. This last season is so interesting that the temperature in the shocking value drops to 15 degrees, making the residents of the cabinets draw thick sweatshirts, jackets and hats, wondering immeasurably dressed in T-shirts to tourists ... :)

Ponte Vecchio is the oldest bridge in Florence. The Italian translation of his name is the Old Bridge. It was built in the period 1335-1345. In the days of ancient Rome, this place was the first wooden bridge. Earlier in 1117 years and 1333 years, as a result of the flood, were destroyed two bridges, located at that place. The construction of the bridge is based on three spans, supported by a massive pillars. Instead, they are responsible for maintaining the plates at a width of 32 meters. A pair of central pillars placed in the mainstream of the Arno. On each side of the bridge built small buildings, located on the extremes of the two arches. At the beginning they were used to butcher the butchers. Later, in the sixteenth century it was transformed in the Chutes and workshops other craftsmen. It should be noted that the vast majority enjoyed goldsmiths shops. Over stalls leads corridor connecting the two palaces - Vecchio and Pitti. This brand was founded in 1565 with the command Cosimo I. During World War II, the Ponte Vecchio was mined. Fortunately, the German troops, retreating, but had not managed to detonate explosives.

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