Ponte Santa Trinita Tours

Ponte Santa Trinita
Built in the 16th century by Bartolomeo Ammannati with advice from Michelangelo, Ponte Santa Trinita, or Saint Trinity Bridge, connects the two banks of Florence’s Arno River and offers unobstructed views of the Ponte Vecchio. The bridge was rebuilt with its original materials in 1958 after its destruction during World War II.

The Basics
As one of Florence’s top architectural highlights, Ponte Santa Trinita is often included on architecture and photography tours, which also typically make stops at the Ponte Vecchio, Duomo Cathedral, and Pitti Palace. While walking tours are the best way to get a feel for the city, a traditional barchetto river ride offers a perspective of Ponte Santa Trinita often missed by visitors. Private tours of Florence ensure the full attention of a guide and allow visitors to tack a walk across the bridge onto the day’s fully customized itinerary.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Ponte Santa Trinita is a must for history buffs and photographers of all skill levels.
  • Windy conditions along the river may cause the temperature to drop, so remember to bundle up if visiting during the colder months of the year. 
  • Ponte Santa Trinita offers the best panoramic views of the Ponte Vecchio.
  • Download the Firenze Turismo app to access maps, cultural event calendars, and tourist information.

How to Get There
Centrally located within a 20-minute radius of most top Florence destinations, Ponte Santa Trinita is easily accessible on foot. If walking from the historic city center, take Via de Tornabuoni south to Lungarno Corsini. If walking from the Oltrarno (the Arno’s south bank), take Via Maggio north to Lungarno Guicciardini.

When to Get There
While the bridge is busiest during the summer months, its distance from the Ponte Vecchio means that it never feels overly crowded. For unobstructed photos or a quieter experience, go in the early morning or late evening.

World War II Legacy
On August 3, 1944, the German Command destroyed all but one bridge in the city of Florence. Smashed to rubble, the remnants of the Ponte Santa Trinita remained submerged under the Arno for 10 years until 1955, when enough money was raised to salvage the pieces and rebuild anew with stone from the same quarry used by the original architect.
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Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

Check off the best bits of Italy’s Renaissance capital on this comprehensive 3-hour walking tour of Florence. Stroll around the historic monuments of Piazza della Republica and Piazza della Signoria, cross the landmark Ponte Vecchio bridge, then admire the opulent Pitti Palace and the legendary Duomo. After browsing the designer boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the artist’s workshops of lively Oltrarno, enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia museum to view Michelangelo's world-famous David sculpture. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Skip-the-Line Florence Highlights and David Walking Tour

With so much to see in Florence, it can be hard to know where to begin. On this private tour, take a break from your guidebook and make sure you hit all the most important Renaissance monuments, from Medici palaces and the famous Duomo to artsy Oltarno across the river and high-fashion avenues. Plus, fit in a visit to one of the most famous sculptures of all-time with skip-the-line access to the popular Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s ‘David.’
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Duomo, Uffizi and Accademia

Discover the best that Florence has to offer on a full-day private walking tour through the Renaissance city. Visit the city’s historic landmarks like the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, the Baptistry and more as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Florence. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the world-renowned Uffizi and Accademia galleries to see works from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, and more.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Florence Walk & Talk - On the Medici's Footsteps

Discover the history of the Renaissance city on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Florence. Led by a guide, tour the exterior of the Baptistery, Duomo and Ponte Vecchio, and check out the Palazzo Vecchio as you stroll through the bustling Piazza della Signoria. While your guide fills you in on the stories of the city and its characters, try a culinary sampling of some of the region’s top specialties before heading to the Oltrarno to explore a local market.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cycling in Florence: a different way to explore the town

Discover the top sights of Florence by bike on a 2.5-hour cycling tour of the UNESCO listed city center and more. Set at a leisurely pace, the tour is ideal for visitors of all ages. Enjoy frequent stops to take photos and learn about your surroundings.  The well-rounded tour also includes a bottle of water to keep you hydrated and a complimentary gelato.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Overview of Florence Walking Tour

Get a personalized introduction to Florence’s rich history and Renaissance treasures on a private, 3-hour walking tour. See the medieval city’s most iconic historic buildings, including the magnificent Duomo and Bell Tower, Ufizzi Gallery and Pitti Palace, and stroll among the outdoor sculpture gallery of Piazza della Signoria. Admire the handiwork of goldsmiths on romantic Ponte Vecchio, and explore the traditional artisan quarters of Oltrano while gaining insight into local arts and culture.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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PASEO FOTOGRÁFICO POR FLORENCIA (Clase en Español)

A paseo por el center histórico de Florencia para fotografiar el alma de la maravillosa ciudad, guiados por a photoperiodista que aconseja en todo moment en idioma español, sobre the composición de las imágenes, observación y otras técnicas fotográficas.Important: No hablamos de historia de la ciudad ni de las obras, hacemos énfasis en fotografía.It will open to observar como a reportero gráfico, en la ciudad de Florencia.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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