The Ponte Testaccio is a bridge connecting the Largo Giovanni Battista Marzi (rione Testaccio) to the Lungotevere Portuense (Portuense neighborhood) in Rome.Continue reading “Ponte Testaccio Rome”
The Ponte della Magliana is a Roman bridge and connects the Riva Pian Due Torri (EUR) to the Via del Cappellaccio (suburbio Portuense).
Ponte Della Magliana Rome
It was designed by the engineer Romolo Raffaelli and consists of seven arches of reinforced concrete, which are covered with travertino marble. Construction started in 1930, but was slowed down during World War II, when the Germans destroyed parts of it. The work was finally finished in 1948.
The reason to build it was the International Exhibition, which was supposed to haven been held in 1942.
The Ponte della Magliana gets its name from the neighborhood, named Magliana by the Romans, and has a length of more than 220m and a width of 19m.
Ponte della Magliana – Rome
Ponte Marconi Rome
The Ponte Marconi is Rome‘s longest bridge (235m) and has a width of more than 31m.
Construction was started in 1937, the year the Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi died, but was interrupted during World War II, only to be restarted long after the end of the war, in 1953. The work was finished in 1955.
It was built with the aim of creating a quick connection from Trastevere to the EUR quarter.
Ponte Marconi – Rome
Portuense is the 11th quartiere of Rome and is situated along the river Tiber, south of the rione Trastevere. The quartiere is named for the Via Portuense and is one of the first 15 quartieri which were named in 1921.
Portuense District Rome (Quartiere XI)
The district is separated from the Trastevere neighborhood by the Porta Portese. This 17th century city gate also forms one of the entrances to the city’s famous flea market of the same name.
The best known church in the area is the Santa Passera Church.