Since Roman times, a bridge has stood over the Ticino river at this spot--Ponte Coperto itself was built in 1949 when Allied bombing destroyed the previous one, dating from 1354. Today, the covered brick and stone arch bridge is a great place to take in the sights of Pavia away from the crowds. A chapel stands on the bridge, just as it has since medieval times. For Ponte Coperto and beyond, use our Pavia holiday planner to get the most from your Pavia vacation.
Ponte Coperto Reviews
Fabulous bridge in Pavia, easy to find, accessible from both sides. Take time to walk over it. It was a lovely day which helped more »
The bridge was totally restored, having previously been destroyed in WW2. It spans a very wide river, and put you in awe of the original craftsmen who built the original bridge so long ago. more »
‘Covered against rain when it’s raining, sun when it’s too hot. Helps me get across the river. Excellent bridge, would walk across it again. 5 stars’ [cit.]
I was in Italy for a portion of my summer vacation! I had a wonderful time. This place was very nice at night.
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