Ponte Sisto
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The area
Neighbourhood: Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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Billy
Rome, Italy38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Lovely view by night to shooting for Vaticano and Tiber
A nice walk to the lovely Trastevere while having delecious Gelato
Written 19 May 2015
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bkirk25
Terre Haute, IN7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
my wife and i rented an apartment within view of this bridge. every night we loved being able to hear all the activity coming from the bridge. when we heard the drums, we knew it was time to go out for some fun. we would grab a esspresso from the cafe/bar close by and walk up and people watch and take in the culture around. the bridge is connected to a stairway that leads down to a walk that hovers just above the Tiber and is very festive. lots of food, vendors, drinks, and a lot of Foosball. everyone was nice and fun to be around, the Tiber is awesome and as close as you can get. take the time to cross the river, but stop and take it in, its a beautiful bridge with a lot of culture to take in and enjoy.
Written 19 March 2014
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
As you are paralleling the Tiber River approaching Via dei Pettinari, all the sudden, you find yourself on the Rome side of one of those historic bridges that you have to “walk on “ just because you think of the history of the bridge. The bridge was originally built in 200 AD by Caesar Marcus Aurelius, destroyed by floods in 700 AD, and rebuilt in 1400 AD. I got a great photo with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background.
Written 9 June 2019
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This bridge spanning the Tiber was completed in 1479 and connects Tratevere with Regola was named after Pope Sixtus IV. The unique feature if this bridge is the oculus that will relieve pressure on the pillars in case of severe flooding. This is a pedestrian only bridge and is still lighted with gas lamps.
Written 21 June 2018
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,401 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Ponte Sisto is an pedestrian bridge crossing River Tiber. You can have good views on both sides of the river particularly the dome of St. Peter's. It is learnt that the sunset views here are wonderful.
Written 12 June 2018
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Evonne G
Tampa, FL360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
This is a great walking bridge to take in the scenes in the heart of Rome. It connects you to the fun and famous transverse area where there is great restaurants and fun bars. Try to hit it at sunset for a beautiful photo with the Vatican in the background.
Written 15 May 2018
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MonikafromSurrey
Surrey, England2,367 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We reached this bridge on our way back from Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere. The bridge was commissioned by Pope Sixtus IV after whom it is named. There used to be an ancient Roman bridge in this place.
The unique feature is an "eye" in the masonry of the central spandrel which apparently was designed in order to decrease the river's pressure on the bridge in case of flood.
Written 24 April 2017
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Barrie L
Norwich, UK1,513 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
I agree absolutely with almost everything good the other reviewers have written here. It is more than worth a visit, and it's a place to linger, take photographs, and linger some more. The suggestion to photographs graph it from other bridges is excellent. We did. It's all part of the Rome experience, and an integral part at that.
Written 3 July 2016
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy32,967 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
One of the many lovely bridges over the Tiber, this one dating from the 15th century. It is easily identifiable because of a unique architectural engineering feature, an "oculus" or circular opening in the center. People have started to attach love locks to the chains that bar vehicular traffic on either end (they used to post locks on Ponte Milvio in the north of the city, but it started to damage the bridge and the locks were removed a few years ago). Nice to stroll over.
Written 23 May 2016
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Tezka85
Lviv Oblast, Ukraine36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
The bridge is not ordinary, as most people write, and the bridge is gorgeous. It’s about 5 centuries now. How many of these bridges are survived? But still the bridge is to reconstruct now, at least, redecoration. As at the end of the bridge are either transformers, or something in this kind. They were slapped there in vain, they spoil the whole picture.
Written 11 February 2016
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