Ponte (Bridge)

Ponte (Bridge) Principe Amedeo

The bridge was built in 1940-42 not far from the site of Ponte Neroniano, i.e. the bridge of Nero, the rests of which could be seen in the periods when the level of water in Tiber is the lowest. Since the middle of the 19th century here was the iron bridge. The bridge is dedicated to the viceroy of Ethiopia prince Amadeus of Savoy Aosta, medal for military valor in World War...

Ponte (Bridge) Mazzini

Ponte Mazzini, originally called Gianicolense, connects the Tiber embankment opposite Via Giulia with Via della Lungara. This bridge was built by engineers Viani and Moretti in 1904-1908 to give the direct way to Janiculum Hill. It is one of the shortest bridges over the Tiber. The bridge is 106,15 m (118 yd) long and 17 m (19 yd) wide and is decorated with bronze lamps, ram...

Ponte (Bridge) Sisto/ Aurelio/ Antonino - Bridge of Gianicolense (Janiculum)

This is an ancient Ponte Gianicolense (Bridge of Janiculum), also known as Ponte Aurelio or Ponte Antonino. It was rebuilt probably on the same piers by Sixtus IV. The primitive Roman bridge was built around 180-200 A.D. by Marcus Aurelius or by Caracalla and was restored by Valentinian who also erected on the left end of it a triumphal arch. The bridge fell down in 792, and...

Ponte (Bridge) Garibaldi

The bridge was built in 1886-1888 according to the project of Vescovali. It was the first among the new bridges of the growing capital of Rome. In 1959 it was notable enlarged for the needs of traffic passing through it. It is 120m long and 23m wide. The bridge links the districts Regola and Trastevere and is named after Garibaldi. It was built in 1888 in memory of the...

Isola Tiberina (Tiber island)

The size of this little island rises in the middle of the river Tiber is 300mx80m, along the creek that divides Trastevere from the area of the Piazza Navona. The legend wants it to be born in 510 b.C. either on the deposits of corn thrown to the river by Romans during an uprising, or upon the grounded nave which was chosen by a snake of Aesculapius to arrive here. The island...

Ponte (Bridge) Fabricio - Connects The Tiber island

Ponte Fabricio was built in 62 b.C. by L.Fabricius curator viarum (as it is inscribed on both sides of the bridge). This is the oldest Roman bridge to have survived in the city, and still in use for pedestrians. In the Middle Ages it was called "Pons Judeurum" (Jewish bridge) because of the proximity of Ghetto. It is also known as the Ponte Quattro Capi from the two herms of...

Ponte (Bridge) Cestio - Connects Tiber Island to Trastevere district

Ponte (Bridge) Cestio was probably built in 46 b.C. by L.Cestius en-charged by Caesar together with other five personalities to govern Rome in time of his absence. This bridge links the Tiber Island to Trastevere district. Unfortunately to make the bridge longer because of enlargement of the distance from Isola Tiberina (Tiber island) to the main land, two side arches of the...

Ponte Rotto/ Emilio (Broken/ Emilio Bridge)

What is remained from an original construction is an arch belonging to the Ponte S.Maria or Ponte Senatorio, which after two previous collapses was reconstructed in the epoch of Gregory XIII (before 1575) on the rests of the ancient bridge Ponte Emilio. The latter was erected in 179 b.C. in help to near by standing and more ancient bridge Ponte Sublicio. Ponte Emilio was...

Ponte (Bridge) Palatino

It was one of the first bridges realized for the expansion of the city which became a capital of united Italy. It was built in 1886-1991. The project belongs to Vescovali and executed by a Belgian construction company specialized in iron bridges. In the middle of the 19th century, it was necessary to build a bridge to serve the area that had been served by the Ponte Rotto in...

Porta Portese (Portese Gate)

Porta Portese (Portese Gate) Sunday flea market This is the most recent among the gates of the walls around Rome (17th century). It was built in 1644 by Urban VIII as part of the Janiculum Walls and finished by his successor Innocent X who put on the top of it his coat-of-arms. This antique city gate was one of the main entrances in the city of Rome. In the time of its construction another gate existed on the distance of...

Sublicio/ Aventino Bridge (Ponte Sublicio/ Aventino)

The present Ponte Sublicio/ Aventino (Sublicio/ Aventino Bridge) at Piazza Di Porta Portese is located much away from the place where the ancient Ponte Sublicio stood. The latter was probably the first bridge created by Romans to connect with the Etruscan river coast. The name "Sublicio" in ancient language meant "wooden". According to a legend it was the place where Orazio...

Testaccio Bridge (Ponte Testaccio)

This bridge was unveiled in 1948 and served mostly for the connection of the other side of the river with the Mattatoio (Slaughter-house constructions) and Mercato delle carni (Market of meat), not existing anymore. That is why the bridge lost its former importance now. It is 122m long and 32 m wide. Ponte Testaccio connects the Tiber embankment having its same name with the...