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Ponte alla LunaBy Anthony Parente
The bridges are located on the banks of the "Fosso Arenazzo" which begins at the foot of the old town. As you travel through the narrow streets you will arrive at the first bridge called the Ponte Petracca. This bridge spans 95 meters (311 feet) and is suspended about 70 meters (230 feet) from the ground. As you follow the path along the bank of the Fosso you will pass the votive chapel devoted to the Madonna delle Grazie and you will arrive at the Ponte alla Luna in 10 - 15 minutes.
The Ponte alla Luna (Bridge to the Moon) got its name from Rocco Petrone who was the son of emigrants from the area. Rocco was director of launch operations at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center from 1966 - 1969 and director of the Apollo program in 1969 that was responsible for landing the first people on the Moon.
It is highly suggested that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear suitable for sporting activities. Both bridges must be crossed with the appropriate safety equipment (harness, helmet and carabiner lanyard) which can be purchased at the ticket office. For additional information including the cost, hours and how to get to Sasso di Castalda visit pontetibetanosassodicastalda.com.
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