Ponte Vecchio Ornament

To celebrate Gardner's love of Italian artwork and architecture, we present this ornament of the Ponte Vecchio, or the Old Bridge, an everlasting symbol of Florence, Italy. 

Built very close to the Roman crossing, the Ponte Vecchio was the only bridge across the Arno in Florence until 1218. The current bridge was rebuilt after a flood in 1345. During World War II it was the only bridge across the Arno that the fleeing Germans did not destroy. Instead they blocked access by demolishing the medieval buildings on each side. On November 4, 1966, the bridge miraculously withstood the tremendous weight of water and silt when the Arno once again burst its banks.

Ornaments of other subjects featured in the Gardner Museum also available. Complete your collection of Gardner Museum-inspired ornaments with Ponte Vecchio!



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