#ThrowbackThursday: The Ponte Vecchio

The first bridge in Florence to ever cross the Arno, the Ponte Vecchio, or Old Bridge, has withstood the test of time.  The current bridge was built by the in 1345 after a flood destroyed the original (966-1218).  Since then the Ponte Vecchio survived WWII as the only bridge crossing the Arno the Germans did not destroy.  Miraculously the bridge also survived the 1966 flood, which ravaged the city, but