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“Splendid Bridge”

Ponte della Maddalena (detto Ponte del Diavolo)
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Owner description: Constructed during the era of the Countess Matilde di Canossa (1046-1115,) this medieval bridge that spans the Serchio River is said to have been built with the aid of the devil himself.
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“Splendid Bridge”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is pretty much it. There is a small car park and a cafe/restaurant on one side. Worth a trip to if you're heading past or visiting Licca, well worth a long walk/short drive if you're staying in Bagni di Lucca.

A good climb, especially if you've a buggy as its not the flatest of surfaces - but it is over 800 years old. Would stuggle to cross with a wheelchair as it does get very steep.

Visited September 2013
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“Evocative bridge”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Far grander than its namesake bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale Cumbria this is a magnificent structure that is well worth a trip out of Lucca to see. All the arches are of different sizes but the central high arch is nothing less than magnificent both in its height and its grandeur. It yields to great photoshots from all angles. It is poignant to know that countless pilgrims from the north , including Britain used the bridge in medieval times on their long overland pilgrimage to Rome.

Visited September 2013
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“Ask a local about the history of this bridge.”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

A very picturesque sight and a good work out after lunch if you wish to cross the river on foot. Just watch out in case your soul goes missing.......

Visited July 2013
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Izmir, Turkey
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“Nice to see on the way to north”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

A daily trip from Lucca towards north to Barga, it is a nice stop on the way. Good for taking photos and enjoy the river view on the stone bridge. There are two roads on both sides of the river, and just park by the entrance of each side.

Visited April 2012
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Stromboli, Italy
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“impossibly elegant central arch on the Aurelian Way”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Aurelian Way named for Marcus Aurelius the philosopher emperor, this stone bridge is en route from Rome to Pisa. Of course it has been been rebuilt circa late C11th and again C14th so it's not that old...

At nearly 40 meters wide its most striking feature from the distance are the impossibly elegant arches. Walking across what strikes you is how very narrow it is.

If you like the look of bridges this is a must see.

Visited July 2012
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