The Ponte Coperto (Covered Bridge), which is also known as the Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) crosses the Ticino river and connects the old town centre with the Ticino hamlet. Construction on the bridge began in 1352 alongside the ruins of a Roman bridge, part of which can still be seen in the middle of the river. The bridge then had to be completely rebuilt after it was damaged during the second world war by English American troops.
There had been much debate over whether the original bridge should have been renovated or rebuilt (although the top part was damaged, the pylons were still intact) until, unfortunately, the decision was finally taken to demolish it and build it from scratch. The bridge, which was now slightly further down the river, was completed and inaugurated in 1951.
Alla scoperta del territorio
Pavia, Ponte Coperto bridge
Arte, storia e cultura
Tempo libero e itinerari
Alla scoperta del territorio
I comuni paesi
Pavia, Ponte Coperto

Exploring the Area
Pavia | Pavese

Ponte Coperto Bridge
Church of San Michele Maggiore
Church of San Teodoro
The Regisole Statue
Cathedral of Pavia
Piazza della Vittoria
The Broletto
The Medieval Towers
Crypt of Sant’Eusebio
Church of Santa Maria del Carmine
Church of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro
The Visconteo Castle
The Mezzabarba Building
San Francesco Church
The University
Ghislieri College
Borromeo College
Cairoli College
The Fraschini Theatre

The Certosa of Pavia

Exploring the Area
Voghera | Oltrepò

The Duomo
The Visconteo Castle
Church of Santi Ilario e Giorgio

Castle of Oramala
Castle of Nazzano
Castle of Cigognola
Castle of Montalto Pavese
Castle of Montesegale
Castle of Zavattarello


Exploring the Area
Vigevano | Lomellina

Piazza Ducale
The Castle
The Cathedral

Castle of Scaldasole
Castle of Lomello
Castle of Cozzo
Castle of Sartirana
Castle of Frascarolo

Pavia, monumento alla lavandaia
Piazza Ducale di Vigevano