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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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  • Beautiful bridge, very well preserved. It has stairs, that allow you to climb up even higher on the bridge. Great spot for pictures. It connects to the museum / castle. 
    Beautiful bridge, very well preserved. It has stairs, that allow you to climb up even higher on the bridge. Great spot for pictures. It connects to the museum / castle.  more »
  • Neat place for photo opportunities on it and with it as a backdrop. Its brick color stands out nicely. 
    Neat place for photo opportunities on it and with it as a backdrop. Its brick color stands out nicely.  more »
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  • The bridge retains a lot of its original feel - you can see the way it's supposed to protect the river and it keeps all of its medieval charm. As many bridges around the world, it boasts it's lover's locks, but in here they stay gates covering recesses to old windows, so in a very stable place with little chance of creating real structural damage. Being Verona, you can also find love notes on the walls and ledges, as in so many other places in the city. You can climb on the top part of the bridge for a beautiful view of the city and to make really charming pictures. What else can a tourist want?
  • Beautiful castle located directly on the river in Verona. Easy to access. Immensely impressive structure with daunting walls which could repel even the most heroic medieval invaders attempting to breach the castle walls Great photo opportunity on the bridge connecting both sides of the river. Be sure to go early to get the best lighting from the rising Verona sun Final take...Go and incorporate a visit here with a full walk along the river.

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