Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio), Verona

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Legend has it that the designer of Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio) 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 (Ponte di Castelvecchio) on your trip to Verona, use our Verona holiday planner.
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  • The Ponte Scaligero is not the original bridge was spanned the river from the Castelvecchio. Sadly, that was bombed and destroyed by the Germans in the World War, and the current bridge is barely 75.....  more »
  • This castle and bridge are huge. Truly impressive to see and the bridge over the river which is part of the castle is to be admired. Walking over it you get some lovely views of Verona up river and a....  more »
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  • The views from this fortified bridge built in 1354 are spectacular It’s grandeur and evident strength is representative of the medieval period Take some amazing photos from this vantage point you will never forget. Add this to your must see when in glorious Verona
  • Very nice old bridge with an amazing views of the city. The scenes are really incredible and easily can spend an hour relishing the magnificent panoramic views. It is also possible to go to an upper level by a tiny stairs and better appreciate the place. It is considered as the most audacious works in the middle age of Verona. It was constructed between 1354 and 1356.
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