Florence is the Italian city located at the foot of the Apennine Mountains. Most probably, the first settlements in this place belonged to the Etruscans. From the 1st century B.C. the city belonged to the Romans – there was a settlement of veteran soldiers called Florentia. The city is located on the river Arno, which was the reason of frequent flooding of the city. Today the river’s current can be admired from a few Florence bridges. The Old Bridge (Italian: Ponte Vecchio) is best known as there are numerous stalls frequently visited by tourists. It is also worth seeing the city’s panorama from the two bridges: Ponte alla Carraia or Holy Trinity Bridge (Italian: Ponte Santa Trinita).