The Ponte Pietra (Italian for 'Stone Bridge'), is a Roman arch bridge crossing the Adige River in Verona. The bridge was completed in 100 BC, and the Via Postumia from Genoa to Aquileia passed over it. It is the oldest bridge in Verona.

It originally flanked another Roman bridge, the Pons Postumius; both structures provided the city (on the right bank) with access to the Roman theatre on the east bank. The arch nearest to the right bank of the Adige was rebuilt in 1298 by Alberto I della Scala. Four arches of the bridge were blown up by retreating German troops in World War II, but rebuilt in 1957 with original materials.

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Ponte Pietra 21, Verona, Italy
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Founded: 100 BC
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Paul Heller (14 months ago)
Probably the most photogenic place in Verona. While it is nice to look at and is architecturally beautiful, it is nothing special to walk on, so definitely recommend to view the bridge from the castle or somewhere along the river.
Guilherme Carvalho (2 years ago)
Verona is very beautiful and the bridge is a must see, make sure to go up the hill to see a panoramic view of the city
Ron van Bruchem (2 years ago)
Must visit place in Verona. Lovely old bridge with great views.
Tobias Gehrke (2 years ago)
What beautiful views onto the old houses by the Riverside.
Tommaso Previero (2 years ago)
The surroundings of this bridge are the most beautiful views of Verona you can get. Take the stairs to Castel S. Pietro and enjoy the view of the city from above, simply stunning!
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