Santo Stefano al Ponte is a 12th century church in Romanesque style. It is located near the Ponte Vecchio, to which it owes its name (ponte means bridge).
Through the centuries the building has undergone many changes and restorations. In the 20th century the church was damaged on multiple occasions: during the second world war, by the 1966 flooding of the river Arno, and in 1993 by the car bombing in Via dei Georgofili.
In 1986 the Archdiocese of Florence had to restrict the number of parishes in the old city due to depopulation. Santo Stefano al Ponte was one of them and has since become a venue for concerts and art exhibitions.