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Featured in RB Explore Photography Page February – 07 – 2013

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Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities, Superintendence for the Architectural, the Landscape, the Historical Heritage. Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological of Italy

It belongs the Club of “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN ITALY” was founded through the incentive of the Tourism Council of the ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities).This project arose from the need to promote the great heritage of History, Art, Culture, Environment and Traditions found in small Italian towns which are, for the most part, cut off from the flow of visitors and tourists.


Bobbio – Old Bridge

The Old Bridge: the 280 metre long Ponte Vecchio (“Old Bridge”), which spans the Trebbia by means of eleven unequal arches, is known to have existed before 1196 and may be of Roman origin. From its curious and irregularity shape it is commonly called the ‘Hunchback Bridge’; also the ‘Devil’s Bridge’ after many legends: the famous legend tells that it was built by the Devil in one night after he made a pact with Saint Columbanus who promised him the soul of the first passerby; but when the bridge was finished the Irish Saint sent a dog.
The other legend is in which a man tricks Satan into rebuilding it over-night after it has been destroyed by a flood. In reality the bridge did need to be reconstructed after flood damage in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Nikon D100 Sigma 15/30

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Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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Comments

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • I truly appreciate your most kind comments here.

    – paolo1955

  • greenstone
    greenstonealmost 5 years ago

    stunning stone work and shot!!!!!!

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Another beautiful shot from this great place paolo.

  • Thanks my friend for your kind words and support.

    – paolo1955

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago


    The long expanse of the bridge leading the eye in is wonderful, Paolo. A really great shot!

  • Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments about my photo.
    I’M SO VERY PLEASED AND HONOURED ABOUT YOUR APPRECIATION.

    – paolo1955

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Great image, well done and congratulations on your feature.
    David

  • Thanks for popping by ,and leaving your comments, much appreciated.

    – paolo1955

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 4 years ago

    A stunning shot paolo! Congrats on feature!

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago


    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thanks ever so much , always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • RealPainter
    RealPainterover 4 years ago

    my bridge………i love it………no its not my bridge…..just playing…….its beautiful….MORE—>

  • Thanks so very much, so happy you like this, comments like yours make it all worth while!

    – paolo1955

  • RichardKlos
    RichardKlosover 4 years ago
  • Thanks ever so much Richard, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • Thanks ever so much Polly, always great to hear from you.

    – paolo1955

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