"Ponte (Bridge) Umberto, Rome" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Thursday 28th April 2011
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 the occasion of the Jubilee of Pope Boniface the Eighth. Afterwards it was dedicated to the king of Italy Humbert I, who inaugurated it in person.
The bridge is 111m long and 20m wide.
Ponte (Bridge) Umberto
00186 Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Campo Marzio (P.Spagna-P.Popolo-Pincio) (Roma centro)
Ponte (Bridge) Umberto is Shown By "Map D Zone" As "32"
Subway: Roma S.Pietro (1.0 km SW)/Ottaviano (1.1 km NW), Metro A
Tourist service at Ponte Umberto:
Tiber II Motorboat
The Tiber Motorboat (350 seats) performs mini-cruises on the Tiber River from Ponte Umberto I to Ponte Duca d'Aosta and back. The navigation takes 1 hour and 30-40 minutes.
Telephone: 0039 06 448741
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