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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. 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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  • It unites city and passing through the castelvechio, I recommend you visit him at dusk as the lighting more highlights it.
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  • Spanning the Arno, the Ponte Scaligero is a fantastic example of architecture from Roman times...its castle like ramparts and archs are unique in Verona and the Trento region. Walk across from the cit...  more »
  • The story says that those who want conquistar verona must break down its bridge with eggs. Is the door voucher of verona the door teacher of this town built on its river. For me over the years these bridge was game room study room and point of reflection when I needed to think. If I have to present my verona to foresto guest and from there began to decant this little Pearl of cities
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