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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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  • Very touristy, perhaps more beautiful from the outside than from within. Cute the restaurant alongside the river. Also the Castle, apart from the Museum, is better from the outside than from within. If we want the photo in half bridge in the niche is a required almost as one with the statue of Juliet.
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  • It was added later to Castelvecchio made defensive, Italy 2. the great river Adige. You can see the photo on the bridge and river. Made of red bricks free access from the bridge to the Castle (Castelvecchio). The Museum paid.
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  • Make sure you visit this as it is spectacular both in the day and at night when the area is out up.ou can walk over the bridge and see the city from different views.