Ponte Azzone Visconti

Ponte Azzone Visconti (Lecco)

Azzone Visconti bridge, also known as Ponte Vecchio, a bridge built between 1336 and 1338 on the river Adda, wanted by Azzone Visconti to improve links between Lecco and the Duchy of Milan. Originally consisting of eight arches, drawbridge towers at either end, has undergone several changes over the centuries, by means of which were taken off both the drawbridge that the two towers and arches rose up to 11. The bridge is still used today for access to the city of Lecco.
Famous for being the bridge mentioned by Manzoni in the beginning of I Promessi Sposi.



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