Buriano Roman Bridge

You must stop to admire this beautiful Romanesque bridge with its seven arches over the most important river in Tuscany. The bridge was constructed in 1277, and  it seems that the building was founded on the pillars of a previous Roman work.

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Leonardo da Vinci, knew well hat place,as witness his map of the area preserved in Windsor, the Royal Library. In fact This area, with the Buriano Bridge, is the landscape of the Mona Lisa; behind her smiling face you can see the bridge identified by some scholars, and even more in the distance appeare the badlands of Valdarno, eroded pinnacles of clay that can be seen today along the new railway line Florence – Rome. Many centuries have sought the mysterious landscape that forms the background of the Mona Lisa that was then identified with this beautiful landscape  just a few kilometers from Arezzo, so we can clearly state that the bridge with seven arches over the left shoulder of the Mona Lisa is “Bridge Buriano”.


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