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Ponte Pietra, Verona

Ponte Pietra, Verona (must see)

Romans are well-known for their contributions to art, literature, history, science, architecture, and engineering. One simply has to walk the city streets to see evidence of their accomplishments that still stand today. The Ponte Pietra, or Marble Bridge, is one of many examples of Roman excellence.

The bridge is the oldest overpass in Verona. Although it dates back to 89 BC, it was actually completed in 100 BC. The viaduct is made of Travertine brick, has five spans, is 120 meters long, and crosses the Adige River. The bridge offers picturesque views of the city and is a popular meeting spot for locals, tourists, and lovers.

The Ponte Pietra has endured many traumas but has recovered each time. The bridge experienced a flood, was destroyed in the sixteenth century, and blown up by the Germans in 1945. In addition, the bridge collapsed in 1007, 1153, 1232, and 1239. Each time, the bridge was repaired and life moved on.

Other attractions you can enjoy after visiting the bridge include the Biblioteca Capitolare, the Duomo S. Maria Matricolare, the Verona's Cathedral, the Teatro Romano, and the Museo Archeologico. For those who wish to stay overnight near the Marble Bridge, the S. Giorgio in Braida provides business center services, dining, Internet access, meeting rooms, room and shuttle service at a low cost.

Why You Should Visit:
Very picturesque bridge and the history makes it even more special.
It is, after all, the only Roman bridge preserved to this day in Verona.

Tip:
If you're going to visit Castel San Pietro, make sure to cross this bridge – either in the day or at night when it is illuminated.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Ponte Pietra on Map

Sight Name: Ponte Pietra
Sight Location: Verona, Italy
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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