The City of Florence has installed metal bars in the centre of Ponte Santa Trinita as a deterrent against tourists climbing the bridge.

 

In recent months it has been noted that more and more visitors to Florence have been climbing over the bridge’s wall onto the protruding triangles to take selfies or to soak in the sunset. In an effort to dissuade people from clambering over the walls, metal bars have been added to the stone wall, costing 7,500 euro.

 

The bridge was constructed by Florentine architect Bartolomeo Ammannati from 1567 to 1569.

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Bob Watson

25 days and 21 hours and 4 minutes ago
I cross the bridge at least two times a day. This does not appear to be a big problem. The only problem I see is broken glass on the protruding triangles. The kids have no respect.