Ponte Girevole, Taranto

4.5
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. To visit Ponte Girevole on your holiday in Taranto, and find out what else Taranto has to offer, use our Taranto online visit planner .
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  • August 15, 2017
    Well preserved, a necessary step to log in Taranto. To photograph in the evening for romantic and suggestive photos in no way inferior to many European capitals close by, good places to eat
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  • August 15, 2017
    Historic bridge in the city which until recently gave to tarantini, during his opening, a unique show of its kind. Is the only one in Italy and its function is to, as well as allowing access to the old town, connecting the small sea with the great sea. To see for sure!
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  • August 13, 2017
    As already heading the swing bridge is unique. Beautiful by day and romantic at night. Great place to go with your girlfriend or family.
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  • one of the symbols of the historic town now plagued with numerous problems ! the town is worth the visit for its art treasures!
  • 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!
  • Beautiful bridge to have sceneric view
  • It is the only bridge, with metal frame and cement, which opens by turning towards the mar piccolo, the two halves on the platforms that form the pins placed at its ends. The Bridge opens when military vessels are required to transition from the great sea to the roadstead of the mar piccolo and vice versa. Connecting the island to the Mainland where old Taranto where stands the borgo nuovo openings are quite exceptional. His inauguration dates back to 1958.
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  • The famous swing bridge, one of a kind that allow you to connect the old town to the land still, beautiful and charming when opening (so much so that still attracts visitors) to allow Navy ships can get out from the reservoir of the Mar Piccolo seaward aperro. I put two stars because the maintenance is poor and vista there are railings and pipes very eroded and dangerous (it's right these days the controversy in the local papers about the lack of maintenance and the danger of property).
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