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Ponte Pietra (Verona)

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The Ponte Pietra (Italian for "Stone Bridge"), once known as the Pons Marmoreus, is a Roman arch bridge crossing the Adige River in Verona, Italy. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and the Via Postumia from Genua to the Brenner Pass passed over it.

It originally flanked another Roman bridge, the Pons Postumius; both structures provided the city (on the right bank) with access to the Roman theatre on the east bank. The arch nearest to the right bank of the Adige was rebuilt in 1298 by Alberto I della Scala. Four arches of the bridge were blown up by retreating German troops in World War II, but rebuilt in 1957 with original materials.

Sources

  • Galliazzo, Vittorio (1994), I ponti romani. Catalogo generale, Vol. 2, Treviso: Edizioni Canova, pp. 223–226 (No. 456), ISBN  
  • O’Connor, Colin (1993), Roman Bridges, Cambridge University Press, pp. 93f. (I169), ISBN  

See also

  • List of Roman bridges
  • Roman architecture
  • Roman engineering

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1 April 2010
The Stone Bridge is located in one of the most panoramic and suggestive sites in Verona. It's one of the most important monuments or Roman Verona.
Don Waters
15 July 2017
Classic Italian dining on the river in Verona. May well be the best food I have eaten in Italy. Great and very friendly wait staff. If you are in Verona, you will love this ristorante.
Irakli Agladze
13 November 2018
The best one of the bridges, you can see the ancient Roman stones here
Desert Breeze
21 February 2019
Amazing historic bridge with a magnificent view
Manuela Tenca
17 October 2014
A Verona secondo me è uno dei posti più suggestivi e romantici! Meravigliosamente ricostruito come da progetto originale dopo i bombardamenti della seconda guerra mondiale: da non perdere!!!!
The Gentleman Of Verona
23 October 2013
È l'unico ponte romano conservato a Verona. Attraversate le sue arcate per guardare l'ansa del fiume Adige che abbraccia la città e raggiungete il Teatro Romano poco distante.
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