Bridge ordered by Pope Sixtus IV on Roman site, with a circular ‘oculus’ to lessen water pressure.
Ponte Sisto in Rome connects the city center with Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere. The bridge had been built from 1473 until 1479 under Pope Sixtus IV. If you turn left on the city side of the bridge, you can see in a line the fountain in Piazza Trilussa and the monumental Aqua Paola fountain on Gianicolo. This is a great photo opportunity at any time of the day.
Continuing straight on through Via Pettinari after the bridge, you will arrive at Punto Gelato, one of Rome’s best ice cream parlors with special compositions. Further to the left, after the Hotel Ponte Sisto, you will find a first-class Sicilian pastry shop, I dolci di nonna Vincenza. At the end of the street, you will come to the busy Via dei Giubbonari, which leads to Campo de ‘Fiori to the left and to the right to Torre Argentina and the Ghetto in Rome.
To get to Ponte Sisto in Rome, you can take the buses 23, 280, N10 and N11.