A recent trend all over Europe has couples affixing padlocks on bridges as a symbol for their ever-lasting love. In Italy this habit was influenced by Federico Moccia’s novel “I want you” which has two young lovers fixing a padlock on the Milvio Bridge in Rome and throwing the key in the Tiber.
As already said in a previous post, Venice hosts 435 bridges linking 121 islands: about 300 stone bridges, 60 iron bridges and 57 timber bridges.
Let us introduce a few of them. Continue reading “Venetian bridges: the less famous (yet very interesting) ones”
As a matter of fact Venice is made up of islands and bridges: about 435 bridges link 121 islands.
The first bridge you meet while approaching Venice is the so called “Ponte della libertà (Freedome Bridge)” linking Venice to the mainland and the city of Mestre. It hosts the railway lines and a motorway. Continue reading “Venetian bridges: the “top” ones”
“Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments
Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an
ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken”