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The Tower's Bridge (Ponte delle Torri)

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Address: Via del Ponte, Spoleto, Italy
Activities: Walking
Description: Built in 1350 AD to create an easy access road to Montelucco, this stately...
Built in 1350 AD to create an easy access road to Montelucco, this stately bridge is 264 feet high and 760 feet long, and features nine tall pylons that separate its narrow graceful arches.
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Walk across!

This is a path! No railway bridge. Quite spooky to walk even now but better than the journey down and up the valley. They really looked after those popes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a path! No railway bridge. Quite spooky to walk even now but better than the journey down and up the valley. They really looked after those popes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Wondrous bridge to behold…crossing it leads to lovely paths overlooking the gorge and surrounding mountains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Difficult to find, back of the town, don't go too high. Crosses a beautiful valley, provides access to Monteluco Walk. High aqueduct prevents views except at the centre. Stunning piece of engineering. 2wanderers.com

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Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The view to the castle from the bridge is WOW. Cross the bridge to reach the trail climbing up to the monastery. Great short trail

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

High climb but worth it. Fantastic for photos.amazing views, of the Rocca and the surrounding countryside.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This bridge was one of the main attractions for my wife and I when we came to Spoleto in 2012. We had spent a couple of hours at the Rocca before moving on to the bridge. You need to do quite a bit of walking to get around Spoleto and the hike up to the Rocca and Ponte delle Torri... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is one of the places where you understand how Italian Renaissance artists, even Leonardo, took their inspiration for the rocky backgrounds of some of their Madonnas. The scenery is romantic, just under Spoleto's castle (the Rocca, high up and dramatic), and it's a marvelous walk. Go walking in the afternoon, cross the Ponte delle torri, have a walk (long,... More 

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Spoleto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

try to visit it at night. there is a circular path that goes around the hill of the Rocca, the medieval castle. The bridge with its orange lights against the dark hills is really a marvel...

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The town has its own special atmosphere very quiet well kept and with the most amazing attraction the bridge. You can cross on the other side of the bridge and enjoy beautiful views.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Just an amazing aqueduct with great views around the area. Don't miss visiting the town as it makes a pleasant 2-3 hour wander. Have a coffee at the Bar La Portella which gives you great views down the valley. If you wander through the town you find the Roman amphitheatre remains.

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