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Ponte Girevole, Taranto
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Take a walk down iconic Ponte Girevole, which joins the new city on the island, with its cafes and shops, to the ancient mainland town of Borgo Nuovo. The only existing bascule bridge in Italy, it spans a canal connecting the Great Sea to Mar Piccolo and was built to allow the passage of military ships, which still pass through today. Visit the museum in the new city before strolling along the bridge, past the Aragonese castle, to the historic cathedral in the old city. Don't forget to try the fresh seafood that's plentiful along the waterfront. Arrange to visit Ponte Girevole and other attractions in Taranto using our Taranto tour planner.
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  • Visit it at night has an entirely different effect but also offers incredible scenery at sunset, watching the mountains of Calabria and its two islands
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  • State in Taranto paras celebrate it spartan race and pass know this city so magical and so much history the bridge is a marvel of sin but rarely used seen than the ships of the other party are a marvel definitely
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  • I brought a late summer evening my daughters to see the opening of this bridge is unique in the world for location, construction details and ability to evoke emotions; well is always a thrilling spectacle and deserves to be among the most important works of engineering, given that the first example dates back to the 19th century. Not to be missed
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  • From it you can see the Mare Piccolo on one side and the Mare Grande from the other. Next to the Castello Aragonese. I like it!
  • I hope you find yourself in one of the openings, usually at night from midnight to 4 am, for the necessary maintenance of this extraordinary bridge that has movable ramps to vacate the pitch on the waterway. You will appreciate the cunning engineering that makes it fascinating this bridge, crossed constantly all day by connecting the old city with the village Building. If you're lucky enough to be here at its opening in transit of ships departing, although it is always best when fit into the port, then you will feel the deep bond that unites Taranto to the Navy.
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  • Single bridge in Europe which opens horizontally. Beautiful views at sunset-night. Can see it even from the Castle and various other ships for tourists in descent.
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  • Located in the heart of Tarragona, the swing bridge connects the old town island with the suburb of the city. Scenically very beautiful and unique with the aragonese Castle, the promenade of corso due mari and the view of the Gulf of Taranto makes this part of town a must see.
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