Italy Ponte Sisto View

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Massimo Squillace

About This Spot

Ponte Sisto as we see it today was built in the 15th century reusing the foundations of the ancient Pons Aurelius, which had been destroyed during the Middle Ages, and was commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV, hence its name. The bridge is unique because of the circular "oculus" or eye (citizens call it “Occhialone”) lightening the masonry of its central spandrel: this was erected to diminish the river's pressure on the bridge in case of flood. All in all, it’s a nice view from this viewpoint and can be shot in several places along Ponte Garibaldi.

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