Each city has its own building, which is its symbol, associated with the city. Along with the Cathedral of Florence, the old bridge of the Renaissance under the name of the Ponte Vecchio is the brightest place of Florence. The most famous bridge in Florence , as well as the oldest of the bridges Ponte Vecchio is the structure with three stone arches, built to replace the old wooden bridge that crosses the Arno River at this spot since Roman times. The upper side of the bridge, known as the corridor Vasariano, was designed by the architect Vasari to link the Palazzo Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery with the Pitti Palace. Today it is a famous art gallery. This bridge is built up and inhabited by people. Initially, there were grocery stores, but by the end of the 15th century Ponte Vecchio was chosen by goldsmiths and silversmiths. In the middle of the bridge there are open areas from where you can watch the river and its banks. There have always been a lot of locks attached to different places along the Ponte Vecchio, especially in the fence around the statue of Benvenuto Celine. This tradition has appeared recently in Florence, while in Russia and in Asia it has been around a long time (for example - a bridge of love in Moscow ). Castles of lovers hang there: closing the lock and throwing the key into the river symbolizes eternal love. This is a good example of the negative impact of mass tourism: thousands of locks were removed periodically, spoiling or damaging the structure of the secular bridge. Over the time, it ceased to do, after the city government has placed a sign on the bridge, referring to the fine of 50 € for one lock of love. This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and the most popular way across the Arno. Ponte Vecchio is the oldest stone bridge in the world. The Romans, however, built the bridge of wood, but after the floods in 1333, 12 years later it was rebuilt in stone. Initially, the bridge was filled by tanners, greengrocers and butchers, but at the end of the XVI century, according to a special order, it was settled by jewelleries, which make Ponte Vecchio famous until present day. Nowadays, this great bridge in Florence is just collapsing under the heaviness of its treasures.