Ponte (Bridge)

Boat tours on the Tiber, passing under the bridges of Rome

Boat tours on the Tiber, passing under the bridges of Rome, Italy Fascinating boat tours on the Tiber, passing under the bridges of Rome, are a different and original way to visit the city (March to October). Departures are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00 and 16:30. You will board at Ponte Umberto I, facing Piazza Cavour and arrive at Ponte Duca d'Aosta , which connects the district of Flaminio to the Foro Italico. The tour...

Ponte (Bridge) Milvio/Milvian Bridge, Rome

Ponte (Bridge) Milvio/Milvian Bridge, Rome For the whole period of the history of Rome this bridge was particularly important being a junction of several ways: Via Flaminia, Via Cassia, Via Clodia and Via Veientana. It is not precisely known when it was built, but it is certain the time of its first reconstruction, conducted by M. Aemilius Scaurus in 109 b.C.. The decisive battle between emperors Constantine and...

Piazza di Ponte, Sant'Angelo, Rome

Piazza di Ponte Square, rome Centuries ago this square was a place of executions of the Castel Sant'Angelo prisoners; among the most famous figures who lost their lives here were Beatrice Cenci and her family members in 1599. One side of the square was occupied by Palazzo Altoviti, here was a famous loggia from which in 19th century the honorable guests could see the famous fireworks of Castel S.Angelo...

Maggiore or Prenestina Gate (Porta Maggiore/ Prenestina)

Maggiore or Prenestina Gate (Porta Maggiore/ Prenestina) The site on which this gate stands is the highest point of the Esquiline Hill, this could explain why eight of eleven aqueducts bringing water to Rome were reaching this point from where could send it in different directions of the city. The Porta Maggiore or Porta Prenestina (Maggiore or Prenestina Gate) was a part of aqueduct crossing in this point two roads via...

Bridges of Rome

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...

Ponte del Risorgimento, Roma, Italy

Ponte del Risorgimento, Roma, Italy It was built in 1909-1911 to connect the Della Vottoria Neighbourhood with the Viale delle Belle Arti. It was the first bridge to be built in the city in reinforced concrete, with a single span of 100m. It is 159m long and 20m wide. To the north of it, at Lungotevere della Vittoria 31, is the Museo dell'Arma del Genio, illustrating Italian military transport, bridge building...

Ponte Giacomo Matteotti

Ponte Giacomo Matteotti It was built in 1929-29 by Antonelli, and has three brick spans covered by travertine panels. Originally it was named Ponte Littorio, and received its present name after the WWII. The bridge is 133m long. Address: Ponte Giacomo Matteotti, 00192, 00195, 00196, Rome, Lazio, Italy Shown By Map A Zone As "3"

Ponte Pietro Nenni

Ponte Pietro Nenni It serves the metro, but also has two auto lines and relative sidewalks. It was built in 1971-72 by architect L.Moretti in reinforced cement with three spans. Ponte Nenni is 122m long and 25m wide. At Lungotevere Arnaldo da Brescia, on the left side of the Tiber, is a monument to Giacomo Matteotti, deputy-socialist, who was raped here, and murdered in 1924. Stele Matteotti,...

Ponte Regina Margherita, Rome

It was the first bridge connecting the old Rome with the new district of Prati. It was built in 1886-1891. It is made of bricks covered with panels of botticino and travertine. The bridge has three spans and in 111m long and 20m wide. Address: Ponte Regina Margherita, 00186, 00192, 00196, Via Bari 3 Rome, Lazio, Italy Shown By Map A Zone As "14"

Ponte (Bridge) Flaminio/ Museo (Museum) Torretta Valadier, Rome

Ponte (Bridge) Flaminio/ Museo (Museum) Torretta Valadier, Rome This bridge was built in 1939-51 with the pause between 1943 and 1947. It is made of reinforced cement, has seven arches and is 292m long and 40m wide. It serves as the entrance to the city from the north. This is one of Rome’s unknown gems because not many people know that the tower that is on the bridge is actually a small museum/art gallery named - Torretta Valadier -...

Ponte (Bridge) Sant'Angelo, Rome

Ponte (Bridge) Sant'Angelo, Rome It is the most important and beautiful bridge of Rome. It was built at the same time as the Mausoleum of Hadrian (in 134) and was named Ponte Elio, but when the mausoleum became a castle and took the name of Sant'Angelo, the bridge took the same name. The main function of the bridge was giving the passage for pilgrims on their way to St Peter's. In the Holy year of 1450 being...

Ponte (Bridge) Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome

Ponte (Bridge) Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome The bridge was unveiled in 1911 in the year of 50th anniversary of the national unity and dedicated to the first king of Italy. It is a natural extension of the street corso Vittorio and is an alternative to the ancient Ponte Sant'Angelo. The project belongs to the architect De Rossi and represents the perfect example of the architecture of those times, having four heavy...

Ponte (Bridge) Umberto, Rome

The bridge was built in 1892-95 by Vescovali and has a function of giving access to the Palace of Justice. It is dedicated to the second king of Italy Umberto I. It was itially called Ponte dell'Orso (Bridge of the Bear) because it was situated near the ancient "Albergo dell'Orso" (Hotel of the Bear), where Dante Alighieri seems to have lodged on his pilgrimage to Rome on...

Ponte (Bridge) Cavour, Rome

The new important bridge was built in 1898-1901 in substitution of the temporary iron one which was constructed by the promoters of the new city district Prati, so to connect it with the old parts of the city. For the same reason on the "new" side of the Tiber were created the things, that would attract the citizens. Among them was wooden Theatre Alhambra opened in 1871, and...

Traforo Umberto I (Tunnel "Umberto I")

Traforo Umberto I (Tunnel "Umberto I") This tunnel under Quirinal Hill was built in 1902-1905 to connect two new important roads: Via Nazionale and Via del Tritone. It is 347m long and 16m wide. The project belongs to engineer Viviani. The latter was one of the most important personalities who projected the rearrangement and adaptation of Rome to its new role as a Capital of Italy. The front part of the tunnel...