Treviso: Il Ponte de Pria


Along the city walls on Viale Burchiellati is the stone bridge called Il Ponte de Pria. Located where the Cagnan Grande, Cagnan di Mezzo and Buranelli Channel meet, the bridge is part of the defensive system added to the fortifications of the city during the 15th century.


The bridge was designed by the Italian architect Fra Giovanni Giocondo who made strategic use of the abundant waters in the locality.


In order to block the advance of incoming enemies, the locks could be used to flood the area around the city.


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