Castelvecchio e Ponte Scaligero

Built as a military fortress in the 14th century and then used as the residence of the Scaligeri in the 14th century by Cangrande II, the complex of Castelvecchio can be divided into two parts: one houses the main courtyard and the place-of-arms, the other the palace where the lords lived.

Today it houses the Civic Museum.

The Ponte Scaligero is one of the seven bridges in the city. It was rebuilt in the fifties with the original stones and bricks recovered from the bottom of the Adige after the explosion that destroyed it by the Germans, it crosses the river offering a perspective view and breathtaking shots of the city, especially at sunset.

According to a legend, Cangrande awarded the designer of the bridge, Guglielmo Bevilacqua, with a sword which had belonged to Saint Martin.

Another legend tells that the designer presented himself at the inauguration riding a horse, ready to flee away in case the bridge had crumbled down.

Address: Corso Castelvecchio, 2.

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