Wooden Shutters

Wooden Shutters on Merchants’ Stores, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy

The Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone closed-spandrel segmental arch bridge  over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy, noted for still having shops built along it, as was once common. Butchers initially occupied the shops; the present tenants are jewelers, art dealers and souvenir sellers. The bridge is mentioned in the aria  “O Mio Babbino Caro” by Giacomo Puccini.

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