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Ponte della Maddalena

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Location type: Bridge
Location address: Italia, Lucca, Borgo a Mozzano
Number of texts: 3
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The Ponte della Maddalena is a bridge which crosses the Serchio river. It was a vital river crossing on the Via Francigena, an ancient road to Rome for those coming from France and an important medieval pilgrimage route. The bridge is a remarkable example of medieval engineering. It is named after Maria Magdalena because here statue stood at the foot of the bridge on the eastern bank.

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Linked themes: Pilgrimage, Geography, History
Linked groups: Via Francigena - Via Romana

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Ponte della Maddalena (Italian: “Bridge of Mary Magdalene”) is a bridge crossing the Serchio river near the town of Borgo a Mozzano in the Italian province of Lucca. One of numerous medieval bridges known as Ponte del Diavolo, the “Bridge of the Devil”, it was a vital river crossing on the Via Francigena, an early medieval road to Rome for those coming from France that was an important medieval pilgrimage route.

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The Ponte della Maddalena is a bridge which crosses the Serchio river. It was a vital river crossing on the Via Francigena, an ancient road to Rome for those coming from France and an important medieval pilgrimage route.

The bridge is a remarkable example of medieval engineering.

It is named after Maria Magdalena because here statue stood at the foot of the bridge on the eastern bank.

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