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Ponte Rialto

4.5/5332 Reviews
Bridge
Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5 hour
Address: Porto Rialto,30100 Venezia
Phone: +39-41-2501801

About Ponte Rialto

There are several bridges crossing the Canal Grande but this is the oldest and most well known. Originally built of wood at the end of the 12th Century, the current one in stone, designed by Antonio da Ponte, was built 1554-1591. It is the heart of Venice to some. And until the Academia bridge was built in 1854 it was the only way to cross the Canal Grande on foot. Now you find many shops on the bridge selling all kinds of souvenirs and curiosities. Fresh fruit, vegetable and fish markets line the streets in the bustling neighborhood. There are a number of steps so those with wheelchairs or strollers should beware.
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Helpful Information

1.During the day, it is very crowded on the bridge and you have to take care of your own safety. It is much better to go there early in the morning or in the evening.2.There are many souvenir stalls on the bridge, and if you do not have any desire to buy, do not bargain nor accost them in any way. If not, they are not going to let you off lightly.
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The Rialto Bridge, besides the Bridge of Sighs, is the most famous and the oldest among Venice’s more than 400 bridges. Its length spans 48 meters long, 22 meters wide, and is about 7 meters from the water. The body of the bridge is made of marble with exquisite carvings and a beautiful pavilion at its center, and it is often said that the whole bridge itself is a piece of art. From the Grand Canal, perhaps on a gondola, you can view of the bridge in its entirety. In its vicinity are shops and restaurants, and visitors here can buy souvenirs and local products and also have a meal at a local authentic Italian restaurant. The night scene is especially breathtaking with lights at its banks, the scintillating reflected lights from the river, and with the bridge as the backdrop.
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