It seems my Piedmontese tour is not getting off the ground so I’m posting one more Italian appetizer, although not related to Piedmont. A few years ago in April, we were driving northward from the town of Lucca following the river Serchio towards the valley of Garfagnana in northwestern Tuscany. Suddenly this view opened up before our eyes.
This is Ponte della Maddalena near the small town of Borgo a Mazzano. Just like many other ancient bridges in Italy, it is also called Ponte del Diavolo. This striking example of medieval engineering dates back to the 12th century its largest span measuring 37.8m. It has been renovated several times over the centuries. Some one hundred years ago, an arch was added to make space for the riverfront railroad.
I am so lucky hubby is always rather gracious at hitting the brakes at my request. This historical monument is far too fabulous to have been left unrecorded, don’t you think?
Hit the brakes, dear! (1) under this link.