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Bridge Over the Nervia

A September 2004 trip to Italy by skeptic

Dolceacqua Bridge Photo, Italy, Europe More Photos
Quote: It’s 33m of stone, spanning the Nervia in a single leap. Claude Monet saw fit to immortalize it in a painting.

Dolceacqua Bridge

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Dolceacqua Bridge Photo, Italy, Europe
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It springs in a single inspiration of stone in the medieval village of Dolceacqua, linking the ancient Terra district with the modern day Borgo community. The French impressionist Claude Monet journeyed here, and in 1884 he painted this bridge across the Nervia River as “The Chateau at Dolceacqua.”Dolceacqua is worth a visit, even without its famous bridge and the Doria Castle, which sits on a hillside above the left side of the river. Across from the castle the Piazza Garibaldi, shaded by olive and chestnut trees, is a relaxing setting for whiling away an autumn afternoon at an outdoor table. Heading away from the square, the Via Patrioti Martiri offers a selection of restaurants...Read More

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