Ponte Pietra

Built at the turn of the 1st century BC, Ponte Pietra bridge is the oldest monument of the Roman Age of Verona and is probably the most charming. It joined the original route of via Postumia with hill in front, in correspondence with a crossing, used already in the olden times.

Ponte Pietra is situated in one of the most charming panoramic points of Verona. Despite the ordeals and the restructuring works it underwent, it remains as one of the maximum expressions of Roman monuments in Verona.

Another noteworthy aspect is the combination of two different construction materials which is its original feature. In fact, subsequent to numerous collapses and subsequent reconstructions, the bridge is now composed of partly local, red ammonite limestone used during Roman times, and partly bricks for the medieval period.
 
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