Ponte Cestio

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The area
Neighbourhood: Trastevere
Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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The Spanish Steps Apartment
Rome, Italy32,221 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Couples
This stone bridge was built in the first century B.C.E. and links Rome’s historic center to Tiber Island. The bridge has been substantially rebuilt over the centuries. Today, it is built of grey stone and has three graceful arches. Alas, there's some graffiti at the base, which is a shame.
Written 22 November 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,669 contributions
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Jun 2022
Tiber Island is linked to the mainland by two bridges. Ponte Cestius is the one on the Trastevere side.
It is an unremarkable stone bridge with three arches.
There has been a bridge here since the first century, but it has been rebuilt and repaired so many times that there’s little of the original left. It was completely rebuilt in the late 19th century, and although many of the original parts were used, there’ s nothing obvious that you can point to as belonging to the ancient bridge.
Fortunately the bridge on the opposite side, linking the island to the city of Rome, remains almost entirely intact. It looks much like it did when it was built in 62AD. An original Latin inscription commemorates Lucius Fabricius who was responsible for its construction.
Written 11 February 2023
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia33,727 contributions
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Jun 2021
You may have already met the name Cestius on the map of Rome. This refers to the famous pyramid of Cestius. However, it was built by the brother of Lucius Cestius, to whom the construction of this bridge is attributed. Cestia Bridge in the Middle Ages was named Bartolomeo after the nearby church, but in the context of the return to antiquity, the original name returned. However, the bridge is not the oldest, the neighboring Ponte Rotto is about a century older. Unlike the Broken Bridge in Ponte Cestio, it is impossible to single out the antique part. It's somewhere in the middle. The bridge has been rebuilt many times because of the Tiber with its floods and riverbed changes. The current length of 80 meters is about twice as long as the original one. The bridge was lengthened in 1888-1892 in parallel with the construction of the neighboring Palatine Bridge.
Written 21 November 2021
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,056 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Couples
A Roman bridge connected Isola Tiburtina to the western side of the Tiber River at this point in the first century. It was rebuilt in the fourth century, and again in the 1880’s, which is what you see today.

It leads to Trastevere.
Written 1 May 2019
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pakabay
Adelaide, Australia2,479 contributions
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Sept 2018 • Friends
The Ponte Cestio connects the western side of Tiber Island to the Trastevere district and is believed to date back to the first century BC. Very little of that structure remains as the western channel of the river was substantially widened in the late 1800’s, to help alleviate flooding issues.

It is a beautiful bridge, viewed from either bank and makes for some wonderful photo opportunities. It is now the major point of access to the hospitals located on the island.
Written 8 January 2019
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,638 contributions
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Oct 2017 • Couples
The picturesque Ponte Fabricio doesn't actually cross the Tiber into Trastevere but to Tiber Island, man made by the Etruscan leader Tarquinius. To get from the island to Trastevere proper you take the Ponte Cestio built in 24 BC! It's a nice little bridge with churches on both sides.
Written 3 November 2017
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,784 contributions
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Jun 2017 • Couples
Ponte Cestio was constructed in the19th century as a replacement for an earlier bridge that had been there since the 1st century BC! That's a fairly long time indeed. It connects the Tiber island with the mainland. Interesting spot and it has some lovely views of the surrounding area.
Written 31 October 2017
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MijnlieverdFH
Tagum City, Philippines4,151 contributions
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Aug 2016 • Couples
The Ponte connects one point to the islet where there is the hospital, Ospedale Fatebenefatrelli and the Basilica San Bartolomeo All Isola is situated.

Yet another Ponte connects to another neighborhood. From there one can explore up to the direction of the Pantheon and furthermore to the Piazza Venezia towards the southeast.
Written 9 June 2017
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania33,359 contributions
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May 2016 • Family
One of two bridges that connect the Tiberina island with the two Tiber's banks.It looks very old but it's not very impressive.Anyway,the small island worth a visit.
Written 26 October 2016
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NatNatreviews
London, UK408 contributions
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Jul 2016
The old stone bridge connects the Jewish Quarter with Trestevere. Running underneath it in summer along the bank is a very busy, lively string of bars, restaurants and market stalls.
Written 9 July 2016
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