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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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And as always, thanks for looking 🙂

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About Norm 2.0

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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