Turin – River Po

The River Po is the longest river in Italy and runs through Turin and also through Milan and Ferrara. The bridge in the photo is the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele I, the city’s main bridge, and the current structure was built by the French during their occupation in the early part of the nineteenth century. There were some who wanted it demolished as it was a reminder of French rule, but Vittoria Emanuele I, the Duke of Savoy, kept it and it was named after him. A very fair compromise….