Love-locked @ Ponte Vecchio | Florence, Italy

florence_love_locksThe Florentine authorities seem to have lost the battle against the lovers’ custom to latch padlocks onto the Ponte Vecchio as a sign of their undying love. After attempts to remove them and prevent new locks from being put up, the bridge is once again covered by lucchetti d’amore, inscribed with the couples’ names. The most popular place to put them seems to be the railings of Benvenuto Cellini’s monument, which are decorated with fleurs-de-lis motifs.

(You can read more about this custom and the love-padlock-covered bridge in Ljubljana here.)