The wide arch straddles the Via XX Settembre , offering an interesting view of the nineteenth and twentieth century city from ... More
The wide arch straddles the Via XX Settembre , offering an interesting view of the nineteenth and twentieth century city from its summit. Built by C. Gamba and R. Haupt in around 1895, it stands on the site of a previous city gate, the sixteenth century Porta dell'Arco or of St. Stephen, now relocated near the Galliera hospital. Underneath the bridge is a shrine to the resistance fighters, with inlaid stones recording the reasons why the city of Genoa was awarded the gold medal for valour (1947), the names of the fallen partisans and the circumstances of the surrender by the German troops (25 April 1945). It is interesting to recall that during its construction, there were some structural problems, which aroused the suspicions of the genovese as regards the arch itself. When it was finished, Gamba actually had to sit under the bridge for several hours to convince sceptics that it was safe to pass under the arch.
It is housed inside the Neogothic Castle built between 1886 and 1892 for Capitan E. D'Albertis by the architects M.A.
Crotta and G. Campora. The capitan donated it to the city on his death together with the ethnographical, archeological, ...
This is the oldest and most beautiful bridge in Toulouse. It was built between 1544 and 1632, and Louis XIV
himself crossed it in 1659. Flooding of the Garonne destroyed all the previous bridges, but this one has been ...
Anna Sartori conducts tours to places of interest within the city these include museums, landmarks, special events and exhibitions. A
seasoned guide, she speaks fluent Italian, English and German that adds to the visitors' experience.