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Si Trova: in territorio di Bronte
Lat: 37° 48' 14.77548" N - Long: 14° 47' 47.92062" E

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On the lava gorges on the Troina river, a tributary of Simeto river, in 1121 the Norman Roger de Hauteville, the future first King of Sicily, had this bridge built in memory of his mother Adelasia, who died a few years earlier.

This was also read in an epigraph placed in the right side of the bridge, to the north: "This bridge was built for the serenity of the glorious count Ruggiero of Calabria and Sicily and the help of Christians for the acquittal of his deceased mother Adelasia queen .

6629, ind.

14 (1121) ".

The bridge connected Cesarò and Troina to the road that connected Catania with Messina.

It is built with a humpback, composed by using the basalt stones of the area and white tuff, with beautiful chromatic alternation; its arches are supported by hydrodynamic piles.

From the bridge it is possible to see the initial part of the gorges.

The whole area surrounding the bridge is full of history, having been those very popular places in Norman times, there were churches and monasteries.


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