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The Tower's Bridge (Ponte delle Torri)

Via del Ponte, Spoleto, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Spoleto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bridges
Activities: Walking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Spoleto in Umbria is awesome- not many tourists, breathtaking mountain views and friendly people. One of the main attractions is the Ponte delle torri, an ancient aqueduct bridge that spans a huge gorge at the top of the mountain that overlooks the town. Opposite the bridge is a huge fort on the other side of the gorge. We walked over... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Spoleto is built along steep streets in the hills of Umbria, and to get to the Ponte delle Torri, you will need to climb up to the top of the town. Only La Rocca is higher than this path to the bridge. As you follow the curve of the road at the end of the journey, there are a couple... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is so wonderful to see and walk across but I am so sad when I see anyone could leave their marks on national treasures. It is a wonderful landmark and should be guarded carefully

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Tallahassee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fantastic experience if you do not have a fear of heights. Glad someone in 1300 thought it was important to build it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rocca round-walk! along Via Gattaponi. Up from Piazza Mercato towards Rocca or elevators near Piazza Garibaldi. There is also a nice cafe behind the Rocca with splendid view.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This viaduct features on much Umbrian publicity. It is a spectacular piece of building across the valley It is a stunning way of approaching Spoletto Upper town if you park in the layby on the P462 on the other side of the valley which runs down from Monteluco which avoids finding your way into town and finding parking There are... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The bridge/acueduct is living history. Stop mid-span at night to gaze down at the lights of the basso and up to the moon and stars. During the day, the view from the bridge is spectacular. Cross over to the mountain and wander the steep hillside trails or hike up to Monteluco, St. Francis' sacred retreat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Italy is so often churches and monuments it is nice to find something that is both cultural and fun. An old aqueduct spanning a gorge. This was fun to walk across, look at the views, take photos and being asked by strangers to take their photos. The kids loved the birds swooping above us to plunge into he gorge. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you're in Spoleto for a visit, you'd probably have to actively try if you wanted to miss the Ponte delle Torri. It's a great walk with expansive vistas, and provides easy access to an extensive network of hiking trails in the area. It's worth the brief walk across and back even if you aren't going hiking, and as others... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This aqueduct is in great shape given it's age. You can walk across it and see the natural spring water still running today. We topped up our water bottle and it was cold and clean!

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