Just like Florence, the city of Pisa has always been influenced by the presence of the Arno river. In fact, the people living in Pisa divide the city in “tramontana” and “mezzogiorno”, respectively south and north of the Arno. The Arno River in Pisa is crossed by many bridges. From the upper course of the river to the last one before it flows into the sea, we can find: Ponte delle Bocchette, Ponte della Vittoria, Ponte della Fortezza, Ponte di Mezzo, Ponte Solferino, Ponte della Cittadella, Ponte della Ferrovia, Ponte dell’Aurelia, Ponte del CEP, and Ponte dell’autostrada A12. The most famous is probably the Count Ugolino bridge, known to everyone as Ponte di Mezzo, in a beautiful location in the city centre, connecting Piazza Garibaldi with Piazza XX Settembre, where you’ll find the Praetorian Palace, the City Hall and the Logge dei Banchi. It is the bridge on which, every June, the Gioco del Ponte (Bridge Game) takes place. Just like in Florence, the roads bordering the river are called “Lungarni”. The Lungarni riversides of Pisa were admired by many nineteenth century Italian and European writers for the beautiful urban scenery.