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

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  • If you arrive at Bobbio, and you love photography as history, as you can see his bridge, obligatory stop to go throughout its length and being photographed in every corner.
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  • Bobbio is a very nice and well maintained. Stone houses, flowers on the balconies, a nice movement through the streets. But the ponte gobbo has a charm all of its own. Very romantic at sunset. A trip to Bobbio do it!
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  • A walk across that bridge (journey time 5 minutes) is regenerating for the lungs and for fantasy
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  • Wonderful bridge over the Trebbia, Bobbio is a very nice little town.
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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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