Wednesday, October 28, 2009
TRAVEL THE WORLD - FLORENCE, ITALY
This unique bridge, the Ponte Vecchio, was only one of many interesting things to see in Florence, which we visited in 1994. The bridge, dating from the medieval period, is noteworthy for continuing to have shops contained within it, as was once common. The shops were originally butcher shops, but today are mainly jewelers, art dealers and sellers of souvenirs.