Ponte d'Augusto

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gigioumbria
Terni, Italy6 contributions
amazing roman arch still standing after over 2000 years along the Nera river
Jul. 2017 • Couples
the ponte d'augusto is the largest standing Roman Arch, painted by grand tour visitor such as Corot (painting is today in the Louvre). Amazing piece of engineering and wonderful location with possibility to ride and walk along the river and to visit an old mill
Written July 30, 2017
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GuidoLocattelli
Akron, OH3,189 contributions
Something spectacular here. There should be a penalty for missing this town. Do not miss this town.
Jul. 2016 • Solo
One of the now famous hill towns of Italy awaits you in all its splendor. For italianists there is something spectacular here in many forms. There should be a big penalty for missing this small hill town at the center of Italy. Bring to your mind paintings of well known bridges. Some are in the Netherlands. But few can match this one for several features. The engineering behind the construction of the bridge is one thing. An engineering feat for sure as it has lasted. Makes you lament how far reaching was the destruction caused by World War II to many picturesque towns like this one. Forget about going to Las Vegas see this town first. I was interested in knowing how large the audience for seeing this town would be. I am not sure yet as the crowds were not that large many years ago when I was visiting central Italy and staying near Orvieto during the summer. I believe that the town has attracted more visitors for its uniqueness for there is nothing like it where I come from. I came across a painting done by the French landscapist Corot in 1826. it is a painting of the bridge in its entirety spanning the Narni River. Yes for sure it is not the bridge immortalized by Van Gogh at Arles. But it is something to behold. I was on my way to Terni and Assisi and Foligno when I decided to stop here. It was maybe the best travel decision I made in Italy. I was able to approach the bridge by both banks. From many points of view the bridge and its remains is wonderful to see. Go see it on foot or by following a path down to the river. There was a small footbridge when I was there I believe.Take it. This attraction is worth your time and a few photographs. There is a miniature monument for the center of geographical matters in the county and this place is memorialized with signs in languages. I was not the only person here and I took no group tours and I walked everywhere. Avoid group tours This visit took place many years ago long before the routine range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time my visit were made available for completing this review. I was a younger man then but I brought with me knowledge of the Italian language and a degree in european history.The town is not large but that is part of the beauty of this place. I was traveling by train and I used my ear-rail pass for saving money. If you want a reason for not going immediately to Perugia or Assisi here it is. If I had thought then about finding a place to live in Italy this town might have been high on my list of selections. It is now. I read that the bridge was constructed in 27 BC. Think about that for one minute as you munch on your potato chip as it has an iconic status now. It spans the Nera River and is partially restored. I do wonder how much damage was done to the structure and the town during the recent earthquakes. The magnificence of this one well-travelled route is shown by many images and paintings that need to be preserved. From points above and below the bridge you can see the bridge. Many places for lunch. Incidentally do not wander through streets or near the bridge munching on two ham sandwiches or drinking a milk shake. Be more respectful. Do not bring your dog. This town is part of the national cultural heritage of Italy. Yes there is an element of architecture to learn in coming to terms with the design of the bridge. But put the bridge in the context of this small hill town and you will be happy for days. Few things in Italy are better than seeing this town.
Written June 1, 2017
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Albert C
Rowland Heights, CA609 contributions
Wow, how can you not visit Ponte d'Augusto?
Oct. 2016 • Solo
It wasn't easy to find, but once there I was very impressed with this old bridge built by the Romans back in the first century BC. What a engineering feat. I even walk to the other side of the water to see the other half of the bridge and was still amazed. I was quite surprised to find that I was the only person checking this place out in the middle of the day. By the way, the parking is easy and its located right under the bridge, so make sure you visit this place. It's like less than 10 minutes driving from Narni Centro.
Written October 28, 2016
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Griffonaus
Adelaide, Australia28 contributions
One of the largest Roman bridges
Aug. 2014 • Solo
Constructed in 27 BC, the 160 metre Ponte d'Augusto, Narni remains an icon of Augustan reform. The bridge spanned the Nera, and partly restored and original remains show the magnificence of this once well travelled route. The bridge can be viewed from car or train as one passes Narni, but also from view points above and below the bridge. The bridge can be approached from either side of the bank, with a foot bridge popular with fishers a short distance away. A café with parking can be found on the road towards Narni, and the walkway traces back a short distance to provide an overview of the restored section of the bridge from above. A path leads down to the river from here, and there is a track for a vehicle just past the café. This attraction is worth a few minutes stop on the way to Narni, from Terni, or San Gemini.
Written April 4, 2015
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Narni sotteranea or narni underground is worth a visit!
Sep. 2014
Make sure you have a quality guide and the society representative that is providing the inside story. Well with it!
Written September 7, 2014
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