The Arno River divides Florence in half. It's a great place to build a palace, if you're so inclined. The most famous landmark is the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge constructed in 1345. Later on, shops were put in. The first to open were butcher shops, but when the Medicis objected to the stench, they were closed and replaced with jewelers, who are there to this day.
Widening out a bit. There are worse places to spend an afternoon.
|The Ponte Vecchio
I think it would be great to have an apartment here, though I'd be afraid to jump up and down in the living room.