Posted on October 01, 2016The wonderful bridge called Ponte del Toro of the Roman period is an earthly paradise to discover and respect: a perfect union betwenn nature and archaeology.
It is near the Marmore Falls, in the south part of the Lower Outlook, on the edge of the state highway SS209: coming from Terni, turn on the right and if you come from north, turn on the left.
Ponte del Toro is the most impressive monument of the city, after the Curiano channel. Important as the artifact witnesses and also because many people worked to the construction of this work. This monument is the most imponent work of the Roman period in the territory of Terni
The construction seems an infrastructural work, but it isn't: tight dimension, only bout 2 metres, it doesn't for a street; we are sure that the bridge was an hydraulic work and there is also an hypotesis that it was for the canalization of the waters.
His name is due to the entire area that that is at the top of the bridge: it is a great plane that means "bull" and artificial plane , used for the cultivation of fields.
A work discovered recently: the first time was in 1819, thanks to the engineer Giuseppe Riccardi, a second time at the beginning of the XX century by Luigi Lanzi who cleaned and since that time the bridge remains always on sight even if the abandon. The recovery is thanks to the great work of different people who collaborated to each other to find out again this wonderful work of the past: Carlo Virili, Miro Virili and several workers as Federico Nannurelli (Municipality of Terni) and Stefano Notari (Social Coop ACTL and ALIS).
Ponte del Toro, during the time, wil be one of the attractions near the excursion and tourist area of the Marmore Falls; in the future will be realized also a trail that leads from here to the botanical garden of the Marmore Falls.