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Ponte Scaligero, Verona

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
Legend has it that the designer of Ponte Scaligero arrived at the bridge on horseback so he would be ready to ride away should the structure collapse. The bridge was built at the command of Cangrande II della Scala, a tyrannical ruler who wanted to be able to escape his castle should the people rebel against him. The bridge remained unharmed through many violent struggles until 1945, when retreating German troops destroyed it. It was reconstructed faithfully in 1949 and opened again in 1951. The fortified walkway, now a pedestrian- and bicycle-only bridge, connects two sections of Verona over the Adige River. A visit to Ponte Scaligero represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Verona vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • Especially at night is a spectacle, we saw it last night raining and we still felt very special. The day before we could appreciate it from very high in the Castle. Both fantastic panoramic.
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  • I cannot find other adjectives. The red brick walls, the high battlements, the ups and downs of crossing, the scenery so different looking out on one side or the other in search of other bridges of Verona ... And then the beauty of Castelvecchio. Verona I adore you!
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  • The Red Bridge joins with its interesting peaks near the fortress. You need not go to visit the bridge to the Museum. Also you can see very well the river or the city by some high places. The bridge is located just outside, but the 10 mins walk from the Centre of the city is worthwhile in any case. Especially for someone who's interested... must see for history and the middle ages!
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