There can never be too many photos of the magnificent Ponte della Maddalena. Sometimes you can be very lucky and find the river below as smooth as glass, offering gorgeous reflections.
Walk to the top for beautiful views of the valley.
I love this bridge…when I see it I know I am not far from Bagni di Lucca.
Brings back memories of when I was there. Loved the pictures!
It is a fabulous bridge…900 years old and still looking good.
Those photos had me sitting here with my mouth ajar! Just so beautiful, Debra.
The 3rd one is now on my desktop, thank you!
I just re-blogged this, Debra. Others need to see what a lovely part of the world you call home (part of the time, anyhow!) Thank you.
Wow, stunning photos.
I love reflections. That bridge is fantastic and the next time I see it I will be very happy
I love this bridge. I marvel at its construction every time I pass it.
I had no idea that the bridge was 900 years old! How fabulous it is and these photographs are stunning! Its been on my wish list for a while but your post is real inspiration to seek it out so thanks for sharing!
It is an excellent introduction to the area. I never tire of looking at it.
Me neither, although I only have photos to admire so far! One day, one day!!
Reblogged this on Hello World and commented:
Debra posts many beautiful photos of the area near her Italian home. These just took my breath away. I hope you enjoy them.
Thank you Debra.
Thanks for the reblog.
Everyone loves it, Debra! Watch out for an influx of tourists in your paradise. 🙂
It is a magnificent bridge and your photos show this. We must be grateful to the Great Countess, Matilde di Canosa, for having it built so that pilgrims and sick people could have an easy access to the therms in Bagni di Lucca.
Yes, thank you Countess Matilde. The bridge is fabulous.
Lovely photos Debra…We stopped many times to enjoy the bridge during our visit to Bagni di Lucca.
It is an amazing bridge. We are lucky it had survived all this time.
They are so beautiful photographs dear Debra, the bridge and the reflections fascinated me. Thank you, love, nia
Thank you. It is easy to get good photos of the bridge.
Just breathtaking. I understand why you would love this bridge so much!
There is something about the beautiful shape of the bridge and its position in the valley…just perfect.
It’s as if it’s been there from the beginning
Lucky the Germans didn’t blow it up during their retreat as they did with the other bridges.
Yet the Americans could still get their small Jeeps over it.
Nice story as to why it is called “Ponte del Diavolo”
You certainly know how to take great photos Debra.
The only reason it wasn’t blown up is because they thought it was too narrow for cars, but it wasn’t. Yes, we are lucky it is still there.
I have a very fond memory of the first time I saw the bridge. You had picked me up in Lucca and were driving me up to your charming town. Thank you Debra!
It is a gorgeous introduction to Bagni di Lucca.
Whilst in the Garfagnana, the very small but enchanting village of Fabbriche di Vallico is well worth a visit. It’s almost untouched by tourists, and looks like something straight out of a fairytale!
I have been to the restaurant on the way to Fabriche di Vallico but not the village itself…one day.
Fascinating information and beautiful reflections Debra. I need to get there!
Gorgeous!!!! Truly beautiful photos!
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