Ponte Vecchio (Ponte Gobbo - Ponte del Diavolo), Bobbio

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
Ponte Vecchio (Ponte Gobbo - Ponte del Diavolo) is located in Bobbio. Put Ponte Vecchio (Ponte Gobbo - Ponte del Diavolo) into our Bobbio family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Bridge really characteristic for its conformation, easy for pedestrians with glimpses of the city and the river Trebbia unfortunately almost dry.
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  • Go for a show and you will understand what does the devil when it comes among us mortals. Take a walk over quietly even the view is gorgeous and Bobbio there seems a Nativity scene
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  • Hunchbacked, distorted, bizarre work ....? It is architectural for specific reasons, and even the hunchback but a bit awry and ' true ... But do you really think that the Romans did so negligently or for fast ... On guys don't mess around. The greatest engineers of antiquity were not anything lightly and surely there will be precise geological reasons or whatever. Results and the fact that a person should not miss this visit because the bridge and unique in the world.
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  • Very impressive, nice walk in crossing it.
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  • Unique in the world for its history and for the ancient village of Bobbio!! The PONTE GOBBO, also known as Ponte Vecchio or Devil's bridge, is a bridge of irregular profile, spanning the Trebbia River at Bobbio, in the province of Piacenza. 273 metres long, was called Ponte Gobbo for the particular irregular profile with 11 unequal arches between them and placed at different heights. The construction of the bridge is not dated, but is from the Roman period and you can speculate that arose after the Roman conquest of the Celtic-Ligurian village; it underwent numerous reconstructions in later periods until the 17th century. Add the curious and famous folk tale of the Devil's bridge: in the middle ages, the construction of a bridge was a work of great ingenuity, considered almost prodigious. For this reason, the construction of the bridge has given rise to many legends, which often had the devil, as it joins the two places that nature (and God) had wanted to separate was seen by many as a "diabolical". It is said that Saint Columban anxious to bring God's Word to the people who lived on the other side of the river agreed to enter into a pact with the devil. The latter undertook to build a bridge in a single night in Exchange for the soul of the first living being who crossed him. The next morning though with irregular shapes and arches due to different heights of the Devils that overnight it had supported the construction, the bridge was finished and the Irish monk had to live up to the word given but passing first a dog.
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