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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. To visit Ponte Scaligero on your trip to Verona, use our Verona holiday planner.
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  • I think it’s important to note the enormous significance of not just this bridge and the other bridges span the Adige River, and also not just The Po River, but The River Adige,itself. How did... 
    I think it’s important to note the enormous significance of not just this bridge and the other bridges span the Adige River, and also not just The Po River, but The River Adige,itself. How did...  more »
  • The Castel Vecchio Bridge or Scaliger Bridge is a fortified bridge in Verona, northern Italy, overlooking the Adige River. It was built in 1354 but totally destroyed in the war and re built again in.....  more
    The Castel Vecchio Bridge or Scaliger Bridge is a fortified bridge in Verona, northern Italy, overlooking the Adige River. It was built in 1354 but totally destroyed in the war and re built again in.....  more »
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  • Do yourself a favor. Come here after sunset. It’s so much better. The whole place is nicely lit. People still walk around after 10pm. Be careful when climbing on ledge to get better view of the city though.
  • Looks like somewhere straight out of Game of Thrones. Museum is quite good loads of nice art and only €6 which also lets you walk the castle ramparts. Bridge is a continuation of the castle. Some nice views up and down river for Happy snaps.

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