Bridges of Rome

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Bridges of Rome, Italy

A picturesque itinerary that highlights some of the most ancient bridges over the Tiber: starting from Ponte Sisto, erected for the 1475 Jubilee during Pope Sixtus IV papacy, to Ponte Caio and Ponte Fabricio, both of them built in the 1st century B.C. to connect the Isola Tiberina to the mainland and finally up to Ponte Rotto, dating back to the 2nd century B.C., but in ruins as its own name underlines.
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