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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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  • Go by car is one thing, but cross it on foot is really something very special! I wanted to see him, but they said they don't happen very often! Who knows if I'll come back and I will see it open!
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  • Exalted example of engineering kind considering the age of this work. To watch ever. Sin should not be moving frequently. Unmissable
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  • The city of the two seas with the legendary swing bridge that divides them. The view is really impressive and complete the beautiful Ischia Castle castle postcard.
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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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