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Ponte Sisto, Rome

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  • Among so many bridges over the River Tiber, this deserves a special mention; After vaie vicissitudes, collapse and subsequent reconstructions, was definitively restored by Pope Sixtus IV, with works that began in 1473; It was opened for the Jubilee of 1475 but completed in 1479; to 4 arches, presents the central arch a circular hole, called "oculus" and called then by the Roman people "sea bream", whose aim was to allow even a partial discharge of river flow during a flood event; Hence the old saying, which States that when the Red seabream "cried" when he began to unload water, "there was no crying", IE the full would be very serious or even disastrous; is still considered, albeit on the basis of criteria not strictly scientific, an element that can give a measure of the importance of flood event in progress and in the making.
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  • When I went, the bridge was taken by street traders. Is next to Piazza Trilussa, very beautiful.
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  • The storico\architettonico value of the bridge itself is not particularly high, is born as a bridge and link; and this would discourage any tourist looking for beauty in Rome, but the fact that it is now full of beggars and hawkers it further lowers the value. Too bad.
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  • One of the oldest bridge in town. The big round hole within its arches "l' occhio di Sisto"(Sisto's eye) warned the city during big flow. If the water didn't pass the eye the city was safe.
  • Beautiful old bridge over the tiber. Watch the sunset from here!
  • NIce place where you can shot some nice pictures
  • One of the most beautiful bridges in Rome.
  • One of the best night views of the Tiber
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