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Castelvecchio Bridge

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Share +1 Tweet Share PinThe Castelvecchio Bridge is attached to Castelvecchio and it is a fortified bridge built over the Adige River. As its castle, it is built in red [...]

Corso Castelvecchio, 2, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

The Castelvecchio Bridge is attached to Castelvecchio and it is a fortified bridge built over the Adige River. As its castle, it is built in red bricks and it is one of Verona’s main landmarks. Today, it has a length of 120 meters.

 

It is unknown when exactly it was built but according to some, it was between the years 1354 and 1356 to provide the Scaliger family a way to escape from the castle in case of a rebellion of the population of the city.

 

The bridge was destroyed by German troops in 1945 but was almost completely reconstructed in 1951.

 

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