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Ponte della Maddalena (or the Devil's Bridge)

Form its suggestive shape many legends were born

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Borgo a Mozzano
Devil's bridge
Devil's bridge - Credit: Jo Christian Oterhals
Borgo a Mozzano
THE TOWN OF THE MAGICAL DEVIL’S BRIDGE
Borgo a Mozzano is the first town in the Serchio Valley, famous for the Magdalene Bridge, a remarkable and visionary medieval structure, symbol of the Lucca area. The bridge, commissioned by Matilde di Canossa, is also known as the Devil’s Bridge due to origins rooted in legend: to explain the asymmetrical arches, legend says that Satan helped build it, in return asking for the soul of the ...
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