Bridges in Rome

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  • Waddler
    York, UK11,166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth checking out for the views of the castel and the angel decoration on the bridge.

    Touristy of course, with various vendors selling wares and folks dressed up as Romans overcharging tourists for a photo.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • Hans
    Kwadendamme, The Netherlands3,811 contributions
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    Located near the Castel Sant Angelo this little island in the river Tiber is nice to have a look at. There is a ruined bridge (Ponto Rotto) from Roman times on onze side. Views from the walkway near the waterfront are nice. There are some bars on the island.
    Written March 28, 2023
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  • foodshunter
    Rome, Italy231 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outside the tourist circuits of the eternal city.
    Stormed by young people of all ages, especially university students.
    There are many clubs, bars, pubs and restaurants in the neighboring streets.
    To be recommended perhaps midweek to avoid crowds.
    Expression of Roman life outside the center
    Written October 3, 2020
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  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, AR5,026 contributions
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    The Ponte Sisto reminds me of bridges across the Seine in Paris. The hole in the middle of the bridge is unique to allow pressure release during high water.
    Written October 28, 2023
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China172,743 contributions
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    There are a handful of bridges crossing the Tiber River including Ponte Vittoria Emanuelle II situated just west of the ancient St. Angelo Bridge. This is a three-arched bridge created in the early 20th-century and is part of a major throughway with fairly heavy road traffic today. It is named after the important 19th-century figure and first King of the Unified Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II (reign 1861-1878).

    Pedestrians can walk on both sides of the bridge and enjoy the bronze Winged Victory statues on both ends as well as the dramatic allegorical sculptures situated along the bridge. They are quite attractive to see up close. Note, this is convenient pedestrian bridge crossing for those making way to Vatican City to visit the Museums and St. Peter's. You can return this way to recross the Tiber back to the city centre. Or try St. Angelo Bridge just east of here. It is also a stellar bridge to see up close and cross on foot.
    Written March 23, 2024
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom10,614 contributions
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    This ancient bridge is not accessible and only the remains of one arched span is left. Its a strange sight - just a single, a massive arch in the middle of the river. Weeds also spring out of some of the brickwork but you can still see the carved dragons above the arches. It makes for an atmospheric photo.
    It’s real name is the Aemilius Bridge but it is nicknamed “Ponte Rotto”, meaning “The Broken Bridge”.
    Constructed in 179 B.C. by the consul, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, the bridge survived until the end of the 1500's but severe flooding damaged it badly and strong currents kept hammering away at it.
    It’s not the only bridge to have collapsed over the Tiber River.
    Ponte Aurelio, constructed by Marcus Aurelius in the 3rd century to link Trastevere to the city, was dodgy enough to earn the nickname Ponte Tremolo (wobbly bridge). It was eventually washed away in the 8th century.
    The more substantial Ponte San’ Angelo collapsed under the weight of too many pilgrims in Holy Week, 1450. Hundreds died.
    Several attempts were made to resurrect Ponte Rotto and at one time even Michelangelo was brought in to work on it but by 1887, it was replaced by a new and far less attractive, but very functional structure, the Palatine Bridge (Ponte Palatino).
    This newer bridge is the best spot to get a good photo of the broken bridge.
    Written February 11, 2023
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  • Birgitta-Kenneth
    Solna, Sweden1,482 contributions
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    A beautiful bridge in itself but also the place where you can have a nice shoot of sundown over St Peter, very popular.
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • Phi Somchai
    Bangkok, Thailand3,758 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the oldest bridge in Rome. Built in 62 BC. It spans across the Tiber river and it is for pedestrian only.

    Very picturesque. Can find many spots for good pictures
    Written October 19, 2022
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  • Chinapjs
    Washington DC, DC3,642 contributions
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    The picturesque Ponte Fabricio doesn't actually cross the Tiber into Trastevere but to Tiber Island, man made by the Etruscan leader Tarquinius. To get from the island to Trastevere proper you take the Ponte Cestio built in 24 BC! It's a nice little bridge with churches on both sides.
    Written November 3, 2017
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  • David D
    Wexford, PA2,158 contributions
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    We crossed this bridge as we headed over to Stadio Olimpica for the Roma game. It is actually quite beautiful and has a neat design. It is pedestrian only, so you don't have worry about cars, or getting out the way of crazy drivers. It is definitely worth a look and a few pictures, if you are in the area.
    Written March 4, 2023
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  • Greg
    Cambridge, UK5,237 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking towards the Trastvere district of Rome, we passed across Ponte Garibaldi. Great views of the Ospedale on Isola Tiborina can be had as well as the river itself.
    Written February 23, 2020
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  • Manuela L
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,706 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's so nice to walk in Via Giulia and to sea this nice Arc, a bridge to lead to Villa Giulia, a museum, but most often closed, the arc is growed with wild grapes, a very romantic arc.
    Written December 1, 2019
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  • AMohsen
    Port Said, Egypt486 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was beside my hotel, so I spent my last minutes in Rome there hanging out on the bridge and the park and the trees at its end.
    Written January 27, 2021
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  • Don P
    Dallas, TX13,924 contributions
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    This bridge is not too old; it was built between 1896 and 1901 in a style similar to Ponte Umberto I just down stream of it. It has stone arches with travertine facings. It is not a particularly exciting bridge or view although the view is nice along the Tiber.
    Written July 20, 2019
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