A Valentine’s Day Special – The Lovers Locks of Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

Back in 2013 Honey and I had the good fortune to spend some time in Tuscany, and as the hopeless romantic that I am I thought today, for Valentine’s Day, I’d share some of my favorite pics from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.


The legend says that if lovers write their names on a lock and then secure it to the bridge and toss the key into the Arno river below, they can ensure that their love will last forever.



The practice is common with many among the thousands of daily visitors, and the bridge is slowly being overrun by locks placed there by lovebirds from all over the world.


So much so that the city has taken to regularly removing the locks, and despite the threat of hefty fines, persistent lovers keep coming back.


And so love prevails and the tradition continues. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!


And as always, thanks for looking 🙂

About Norm 3.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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14 Responses to A Valentine’s Day Special – The Lovers Locks of Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy

  1. What a wonderful story, Norm, and great photos as well. I wonder how many keys are at the bottom of that river?

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  2. NancyTex says:

    There is a similar bridge in Paris. Both warm my heart. ❤

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful photos Norm.

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  4. Amy Sampson says:

    I heard recently that some cities are having their new bridges engineered to withstand the weight of padlocks.

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  5. Oh, the memories. We were there in 2008, but I didn’t see the locks. What a loss on my part. 🙂

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  6. Boeta says:

    Lovely idea, the locks, saw it in movie recently too.

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  7. alienorajt says:

    Beautiful images, Norm.

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