December 01th 2011 by Silvia

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Ponte Milvio is a bridge of Rome. It has an historical and cultural importance for obvious reasons, but it is also well known as the Bridge of the Love Padlocks. A love padlock has ever been a symbol of everlasting love though there are no certain sources for the custom to affix them to a gate or bridge by sweethearts. What happened in Rome was that the Italian writer Federico Moccia told/invented in his book I want you this nice ritual and, from the the early 2006 love padlocks started appearing in Ponte Milvio. After about one year, the lamppost on the bridge partially collapsed due to the weight of thousands of lock and the habit had to stop.

What is the end of this story?
As the love always wins, Ponte Milvio has still attracting a lot of couples... their love symbols are affixed all around the bridge such as road posts or bins.

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