Ponte del Diavolo
Bridge of the Devil
Lined with narrow cobblestone streets and perched above the emerald green Natisone River, Cividale del Friuli was founded by Julius Caesar in 50 BC. The town's Ponte del Diavolo, or “Devil’s Bridge,” was named after a popular legend in which the townspeople of Cividale made a pact with the Devil. The Devil agreed to build the bridge overnight in exchange for the first soul to cross it. The next day, however, the townspeople outwitted the Devil by sending across a cat instead of a human.
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