The passerella, walking bridge, was built in Ponte a Serraglio in 2009. It was controversial at the time. Many residents thought it was a waste of money and there were more important things to spend money on.
That may be so, but I love the passerella. We park our car in the car park beside Villa Fiori and take what we call the scenic route across the walking bridge and along the river to our apartment. It is much more pleasant than walking along the narrow street on the other side.
As well as offering a pretty walk across the river it is a great spot to take photos of the river and Ponte a Serraglio.
We love this bridge too and the kids often had leaf races from one side of the bridge down the river.
I love to walk across the bridge. I stop every time to admire Ponte a Serraglio.
I think it is simply beautiful Debra. What a beautiful way to enjoy the river. 🙂
The bridge is lovely. I’m pleased it was built.
Looks a great place for a stroll by the river
The view is lovely at any time of the day.
I think that the “passerella” has been named after the 19th Century architect Giuseppe Pardini, who designed the Casino and the Grand Hotel de Russia. There is a plaque at the Villa Fiori end of the passerella.
In spite of all the arguments, it is a great asset for the town.
I think you could be correct about the name. I have seen a plaque. I will have another look when I return in a few weeks.
It has really opened up Ponte a Serraglio with access to Villa Fiori park and a circular walk around the village. Let’s hope the trees around it in the river will be cut soon to keep it open.
The trees have grown far too tall. They haven’t been trimmed for years. I hope something is done soon too.
I never get tired of that view.
The view from the bridge is lovely, both up and down the river. We crossed it many times to visit the park.