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Did a Nazi official save Ponte Vecchio from destruction?

Did a Nazi official save Ponte Vecchio from destruction?

Ponte Vecchio is one of the world’s most famous bridges. Rebuilt after a flood in 1345, it was the only bridge across the Arno that the escaping Germans did not destroy during the Second World War. Many put the bridge’s survival down to a Nazi official, as Stephen Caruso reports.