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Sisto Bridge, Rome | by **Anik Messier**
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Sisto Bridge, Rome

Ponte Sisto is a footbridge in Rome's historic centre, spanning the river Tiber. It connects Via del Pettinari in the Rione of Regola to Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere. The current bridge was built by Pope Sixtus IV between 1473 and 1479 as a replacement of a prior Roman bridge named Pons Aurelius.

 

The bridge is architecturally characteristic because of its central circular "eye". It connects the popular night-life areas near Campo de' Fiori and Trastevere and has become part of popular culture and recently featured in films, music videos, and adverts.

 

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Taken on 25 December 2007

 

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Taken on December 25, 2007