Ponte Vecchio (Florence)
It is believed that it was a bridge initially built in wood by the Romans, shortly after the founding of Florence. Throughout its history, it has undergone various reconstructions. Since always it has contained different stores (mainly jewelry stores) and great commercial activity; according to the legend because the bridge was exempt from taxes and fees. It is also believed that the term "bankruptcy" originated in this bridge, because when a seller could not pay his debts, his table or stand for sale, was broken by the soldiers: bank + bankruptcy = bankruptcy. By not having a table the merchant could no longer sell his merchandise.