Rome mobility agency misnames bridge dedicated to Holocaust survivor

City apologises after Ponte Spizzichino misnamed as Ponte della Garbatella.

Rome's mobility agency has apologised after information panels placed at 57 car sharing sites across Rome referred to Ponte Spizzichino, named after a Roman survivor of the Holocaust, as Ponte della Garbatella.

The futuristic white steel bridge, which opened in 2012, connects Garbatella to Ostiense and is dedicated to Settimia Spizzichino, who died in the Garbatella neighbourhood in 2000.

Spizzichino was among the 1,023 Roman Jews deported to the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz after being rounded up in the Jewish Ghetto on 16 October 1943.

Along with 15 men, she was the only Roman woman to make it back to Rome alive.

Rome's mobility agency said it would rectify the mistake, following outrage by the public on social media, led by Spizzichino's niece Carla Di Veroli.

The last of Rome's 16 Holocaust survivors, Lello Di Segni, died in the city last October aged 92.

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Address Ponte Settimia Spizzichino, 00154 Roma RM, Italia

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Rome mobility agency misnames bridge dedicated to Holocaust survivor

Ponte Settimia Spizzichino, 00154 Roma RM, Italia