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The Tower's Bridge (Ponte delle Torri)

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Address: Via del Ponte, Spoleto, Italy
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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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Closed for earthquake inspection

Late November this stunning construction was closed off pending a safety inspection because of the recent quake in nearby Norcia. A few people were running across it anyway... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rome, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Late November this stunning construction was closed off pending a safety inspection because of the recent quake in nearby Norcia. A few people were running across it anyway, unsurprisingly. It's still fantastic to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot in the Spoleto city. It's called the suiciders bridge as few people a year choose it to commit that act because of a big height of the structure. Nevertheless the view is stunning, especially when the sun is going behind the horizon. One of "must sees" in Umbria.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Nice walk around the castle and then you suddenly see the bridge, very impressive although after 10 minutes you have seen it all

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A must-see in Spoleto - though the medieval bridge was closed during our visit due to safety reasons, we could admire it from the Fortress Albornoziana. It rests on 10 massive arches which span the deep ravine below.

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Some say it was built in the XIII century, probably over the remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct. They still debate the actual origins, but it is ancient, probably about 700 years old. It’s amazing that early engineering was skilled enough to build such a bridge. It’s both tall and long. Great photo op. Worth a visit even if you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We walked the hiking trails on both sides of the bridge. Absolutely breathtaking views! The bridge was closed for waking across but we enjoyed the hiking trails and foot paths around it!

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The bridge is beautiful - it is the monument that stays for Spoleto (besides the dome). But unfortunately you cannot cross it anymore! So be careful! If you are in a hotel in the mountains (in Monteluco) and think about a longer walk to Spoleto by walking downhill and then crossing the bridge to cross the valley (which was our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We walked through the town and up to the fortress and then on passed the ancient aquaduct. Well worth seeing although because of recent earthquakes in the area tourists were not allowed to walk across.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Usually you can walk over it but we went in Spoleto right after a earthquake, that's why the bridge was close; but we were able to see it anyway!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

They certainly knew how to build things that last 700 years ago! Very impressive and easily accessible on the walking path around the La Rocca Fort at the top of town.

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