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

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  • A stroll along the River on a very old bridge with six arches. beyond the bridge, you can continue on to paths, you can get there from the village, 10 minutes on foot.
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  • Many times I've brought groups of friends to visit the beautiful town of Bobbio, and invariably we covered the famed "Devil's bridge, or Ponte Gobbo", an ancient, picturesque, born in Roman times, with a legend that accompanies it, is long, paved, scenic, with its different bays in height and length. It is a destination not to be missed after visiting the town and its village. It's a pleasant walk looking at the clear waters of the river Trebbia flows under, and at the end of the bridge you can reach in wooded areas, sometimes rich in mushrooms, or return to the town of Bobbio. It's a visit that I recommend to all ages, young and old.
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  • Exciting walk on this bridge, it seems to be on the great wall of China! Fascinating to watch scrolling the trebbia sparkly clean. You can get lost in a timeless place
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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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