Bridge over Arno River (30)
|One of the many bridges crossing the Arno River in the centre of the medieval city of Florence. The bridges are all solidly built to withstand the floods which come down here in the wet season apparently when the snow melts in the mountains upstream. On this day in summer the river was hardly flowing at all.|
Used Babel to translate into Italian...
"Ponticello sopra il fiume del Arno"
The Arno river originates on Mount Falterona in the Casentino area of the Apennines, and takes initially a southward curve. The river turns to the west near Arezzo passing through Florence, Empoli and Pisa, flowing into the Ligurian Sea at Marina di Pisa. With a length of 241 kilometers, it is the largest river in the region. Its main tributaries are: the Sieve (60 kilometers), Bisenzio (49 kilometers), Ombrone, Era, Elsa, Pesa and Pescia. The drainage basin amounts to more than 8,200 kmē