Ponte Scaligero, Verona

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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. To visit Ponte Scaligero on your trip to Verona, use our Verona holiday planner.
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  • Beautiful old bridge still looks authentic with its red stones. You can on the bridge on a ledge walk, if you have a good balance, and then looks between the tilt to the Castle and the river the Aamir. Beautiful images you can create from the bridge. You can imagine yourself in the old time, and see so the Knights with banners along ride on their horses. Gem of a bridge.
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  • The architecture of the structure is truly a Verona highlight to visit. Don't recommend climbing up the rampart steps for only a marginally better view of the river. Too many have hurt themselves.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful places of Verona! The bridge is impressive and you can breathe the air of the past, if it weren't for the padlocks attached and above all the scattered writings made by people that willingly I'd break all my fingers! However, if you are in Verona, at least once you should stop by.
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