Tiberius Bridge 2,000 years old, listed among most beautiful

Celebrations in July for birthday of symbolic Rimini monument

08 April, 17:25

    (ANSAmed) - BOLOGNA, APRIL 8 - The Bridge of Tiberius, the symbolic monument of Rimini together with the Arch of Augustus, this year is turning 2,000 years old.

    The bridge has been included in a list of 15 historic bridges to visit worldwide, compiled by Italian daily Corriere della Sera at its "Dove Viaggi" travel website.

    The Roman jewel is recognised together with monuments such as Ponte Angelo bridge in Rome, Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, and the Bridge of Sighs in Venice.

    Construction on the Bridge of Tiberius began in 14 A.D. under Octavius Augustus and was completed in the year 21 A.D. under Tiberius.

    The bridge will be the focus of the 23rd edition of the "Festival of the Ancient World", which will celebrate the bridge in a series of initiatives starting on July 7, on Wednesday and Friday evenings.

    Events will also take place on the weekend of July 24 and 25, including a lectio magistralis master class, live streaming, soundscapes, and digital narratives that will take place in the Piazza sull'Acqua in the reservoir near the bridge.

    "The Festival is the natural setting for welcoming this important anniversary, with a series of initiatives and events that, due to the pandemic, will be offered in a new format with various summer events held outdoors in July," said Rimini culture councillor Giampiero Piscaglia.

    The Festival will continue in the fall with philosopher Massimo Recalcati and the presentation of a book dedicated to the bridge, marking the end of the celebration.(ANSAmed).

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