Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk hundreds of feet above the ground, with the wind caressing your face and your eyes scanning wild landscapes untouched by man?
Walking on a Tibetan bridge could give you this fantastic experience. Fortunately, in our beautiful country there are many immersed in nature. Let's see the 5 most beautiful Tibetan bridges in Italy from north to south.
Suspended at a height of 140 meters and 234 meters long, the Bridge in the Sky is the highest Tibetan bridge in Europe. Located in Lombardy, it connects the two sides of Val Tartano at Campo Tartano, a small village in Valtellina, reaching the village of Frasnino. The bridge is made of 700 planks of larch wood from Val Tartano and is accessible to everyone, even children. It offers visitors and hikers a unique panoramic view: from the Colombera dam to the valley floor that ends in Lake Como, from the Tartano valley to the Rhaetian Alps.
On the banks of the Fosso Arenazzo, at the foot of the suggestive historical center of Sasso di Castalda, rises the Ponte alla Luna (Moon Bridge).
It is 300 meters long and it is suspended at a height of 120 meters. To reach it, it is necessary to undertake a real adventure among Tibetan bridges. In fact, first it is necessary to cross Ponte Petracca, 95 meters long and suspended at a height of 30 meters. The entire path leads to the ruins of the castle that dominates the village, from which you can enjoy an extraordinary view.
An experience that will allow you to undertake a small journey immersed in the breathtaking panorama of Basilicata.
Also in Basilicata stands a record-breaking Tibetan bridge. With its 586 meters long and 80 meters high, the Tibetan bridge of Castelsaraceno is the longest Tibetan bridge in the world. It is located in Castelsaraceno, a village already known for its characteristic heart shape, not far from the famous "Flight of the Angel".
Crossing the bridge is a fantastic and unforgettable experience, the bravest will certainly not regret to cross it and will have the chance to enjoy the wonders of the Lucanian landscape.
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Suspended on the rocky canyon dug by the Callora torrent, in Molise there is one of the highest Tibetan bridges of the center-south, 234 meters long.
Made entirely of metal, the central part of the bridge reaches a height of about 140 meters. To reach it, it is necessary to reach the highest part of Roccamandolfi, a village in the mountains of Matese in the province of Isernia, near the ruins of the Castle from which it is possible to follow the indications that in a short time lead to the bridge. From here the path winds through the passerelle and access is completely free.
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If you are looking for an impervious path, the most difficult Tibetan bridge to reach is in Veneto. Suspended between the Dolomites, to reach it is really complex, between metal ladders and a wooden walkway and a former wartime tunnel, then climb directly on the rocks until you approach it and begin to walk along it. Obviously you have to be quite prepared, but from up there the view will be unforgettable.
Main image: Bridge in the Sky, photo AerialVision_it/shutterstock