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Legend has it that the designer of Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio) arrived at the bridge on horseback so he would be ready to ride away should the structure collapse. The bridge was built at the command of Cangrande II della Scala, a tyrannical ruler who wanted to be able to escape his castle should the people rebel against him. The bridge remained unharmed through many violent struggles until 1945, when retreating German troops destroyed it. It was reconstructed faithfully in 1949 and opened again in 1951. The fortified walkway, now a pedestrian- and bicycle-only bridge, connects two sections of Verona over the Adige River. To visit Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio) on your trip to Verona, use our Verona holiday planner.
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Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio) Reviews
fermarsi e chiudere gli occhi, riaprendoli quando non si sente rumore, quando cioè non c'è traffico, ne gruppi rumorosi: concentrarsi sulla visione, e sentirsi proiettati indietro di settecento anni more »stop and close your eyes, reopening them when you do not hear noise, that is, when there is no traffic, no noisy groups: focus on vision, and feel projected back seven hundred years
On our last day we decided to get a closer look. Wow. What a spectacular bridge. Beautiful brickwork with artistic shaped turrets. Along the bridge were a few craft and food stalls too. So glad we wen... more »
The views from this fortified bridge built in 1354 are spectacular It’s grandeur and evident strength is representative of the medieval period Take some amazing photos from this vantage point you will never forget. Add this to your must see when in glorious Verona
Very nice old bridge with an amazing views of the city. The scenes are really incredible and easily can spend an hour relishing the magnificent panoramic views. It is also possible to go to an upper level by a tiny stairs and better appreciate the place. It is considered as the most audacious works in the middle age of Verona. It was constructed between 1354 and 1356.
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