Ponte Fabricio Bridge

Built in 62 BC by Lucius Fabricius, the oldest bridge in Rome spans half of the Tiber River. The Ponte Fabricio in Rome leads from the ghetto to Tiber Island. This bridge was built in 62 BC already. The bridge is very picturesque and you can often find street artists offering their works here. You can take pretty pictures of the bridge and Tiber Island from the river banks.

Downstream under Ponte Fabricio you can see the remains of another bridge. Ponte Emilio from the 3rd century BC. This bridge is a popular photo motif, especially at sunset and in the evening. The former wooden bridge was replaced by a stone bridge in 142 BC. The bridge used to connect Rome with Via Aurelia leading to Marseille. Its location was not ideal since during times of high tide the bridge was destroyed several times. After a storm in 1598 the bridge was not restored anymore and is since called Ponte rotto, the broken bridge.

On the other side of Tiber Island Ponte Cestio leads to the district Trastevere. Some lovers also put up locks here. If you go for a walk in the evening through the ghetto in Rome, the Tiber Island and its bridges will enchant you with their wonderful atmosphere.

To get to this point at the Tiber River with several beautiful bridges take the bus 23 or 280 and get off at the station Alberteschi.

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