Rome - Ponte Milvio (Milvian Bridge)
The Milvian (or Mulvian) Bridge (Italian: Ponte Molle or Ponte Milvio, Latin: Pons Milvius or Pons Mulvius) is a bridge over the Tiber in northern Rome. It was an economically and strategically important bridge in the era of the Roman Empire and was the site of the famous Battle of Milvian Bridge.
A bridge was built by consul Gaius Claudius Nero in 206 BC after he had defeated the Carthaginian army in the Battle of the Metaurus. In 115 BC, consul Marcus Aemilius Scaurus built a new bridge of stone in the same position, demolishing the old one. In 63 BC, letters from the conspirators of the Catiline conspiracy were intercepted here, allowing Cicero to read them to the Roman Senate the next day. In AD 312, Constantine I defeated his stronger rival Maxentius between this bridge and Saxa Rubra, in the famous Battle of the Milvian Bridge.
During the Middle Ages, the bridge was renovated by a monk named Acuzio, and in 1429 Pope Martin V asked a famous architect, Francesco da Genazzano, to repair it because it was collapsing. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the bridge was modified by two architects, Giuseppe Valadier and Domenico Pigiani.
The bridge was badly damaged in 1849 by Garibaldi's troops, in an attempt to block a French invasion, and later repaired by Pope Pius IX in 1850.
In 2000s, the bridge began attracting couples, who use a lamppost on the bridge to attach love padlocks as a token of love. The ritual involves the couple locking the padlock to the lamppost, then throwing the key behind them into the Tiber. The ritual was invented by author Federico Moccia for his popular book and movie "I Want You".
After April 13, 2007, couples had to stop this habit because that day the lamppost, due to the weight of all padlocks, partially collapsed. However, couples decided to attach their padlocks elsewhere. In fact, all around the bridge, road posts and even garbage bins have been used to place these love padlocks. As an online replacement, a web site has been created allowing couples to use virtual padlocks. From July 2007, for people in love, it's possible to attach padlocks again thanks to steel columns put by the mayor.] Similar Love padlocks traditions have appeared in other places of Italy and Europe. The bridge is also an important meeting venue for young Romans, especially during summer. In fact, from May to July "the bridge", is crowded by hundreds of young boys and girls in summer break after the end of the school. In winter, due to the cold, they normally meet during the weekends in the numerous bars near the bridge for the typical "aperitivo" (happy hour) from 6 to 8 pm. On September 2012 the authorities decided to remove all padlocks by force.
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Sergiom (61210) 2014-04-27 5:28
J'aime beaucoup tout l'espace laissé à la végétation au premier plan et ensuite découvrir ce très beau pont de Rome sous une lumière spectaculaire.
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2014-04-27 5:42
So che dico sempre, ma la quantità di storia nella vostra bella città è semplicemente incredibile, ogni struttura, parete, ponte e date Tree Torna a volte in modo vecchi e famosi che facciamo film su di loro! Il punto di vista si è scelto in questo è davvero eccellente, riempiendo in primo piano con il verde come questo, dà un senso che non siamo in città, ma in campagna e mi immagino questo è vicino al modo in cui questa scena avrebbe guardato quando il ponte è stato costruito. E 'come ci hai portato indietro nel tempo con questo modo possiamo sperimentare la sua storia in prima persona!
Grazie come sempre
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-04-27 5:46
great view, this is a superb photo of this famous bridge, the composition is spectacular, beautiful lights and details,
Silvio1953 (123643) 2014-04-27 8:19
Ciao Romano, ci stai facendo vedere una sfilata di cieli romani uno più bello dell'altro, bello lo storico ponte visto da questo POV, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
lousat (77848) 2014-04-27 9:29
Ciao Romano,forse la meno appariscente delle tre,ma è quella che preferisco,in particolar modo in quanto sei quasi riuscito a far sparire i condomini tra la vegetazione,ottima prospettiva e colori molto freddi e polarizzati per ottenere il miglior effetto dalle nuvolette bianche.Buona serata e grazie per le belle parole riguardo la mia foto! Luciano
carlo62 (33835) 2014-04-27 12:00
sono d'accordo sia con Luciano che con Silvio, sei riuscito a nascondere bene i palazzi e a mettere in evidenza un cielo spettacolare.
saxo042 (37578) 2014-04-27 15:34
The low POV makes the green foreground grass and the blue sky dominate the picture. But between there is a pleasant view of a bridge and a town with interesting architecture. A very attractive view.
rychem (24048) 2014-04-27 22:18
Beautiful view of this impressive stone bridge, attractive coorful photo, beautiful greenery and sky
Cricri (107330) 2014-04-28 4:34
Belle idée cette version de l'autre côté du pont, plus de végétations, une lumière extra et un ciel magnifique
jhm (140090) 2014-04-28 4:35
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Rome out of a totally other angle or the most pictures on TE.
A lovely picture with the bridge and the gate as subject.
Lovely composition, nice depth and perspective.
Very well seen, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Nicou (123314) 2014-04-28 8:27
Avec ce pré vert quelle vue et compo quelle image sueprbe ce pont de pierre et la tour d'entrée du pont parfait cadrage et captage.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (43720) 2014-04-28 9:09
Lovely pov with the foliage direct all focus on to the prominent subject -the old spanning bridge linking to the other sight of the scene. Lighting is brilliant, exposure and colours are equally pleasant, a landscape so wonderfully shaded by deep blue sky and the stunning cloudscape. Well done, TFS
mcmtanyel (14133) 2014-04-28 21:03
This is a very pleasant photo that combines a pastoral scene with the beautiful urban architecture in the background. I love the sky, nice polarizer filter.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-04-29 20:15
il più bel contrasto di blu e verde!!!
antico ponte, favoloso paesaggio, splendida foto
un caro saluto
fds (8394) 2014-05-17 6:35
ciao romano unaltra bella interpretazone del ponte Milvio da un angolazione un podiversa e sotto un cielo carico di nuvole molto bello
- Copyright: Romano Lattanzi (Romano46) (18466)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 700D, Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM, HOYA 67mm HD Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The bridges of Rome [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-27 5:26