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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
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As featured in 3 days in Venice
Ranked #37 of 215 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge, characterized by its 24-foot arch, is built on approximately 12,000 wooden pilings that... more » Owner description: Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge, characterized by its 24-foot arch, is built on approximately 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years after it was built. « less
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Impressive place to see by water or on foot! Lots of people always crossing it loads of markets nearby and interesting people on the bridge!

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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nice view. Area is overrun with tourists, souvenir stores and restaurants. Restaurants along the grand canal offer a nice view. Some interesting glass stores. Yes, there are souvenir stores on the bridge itself! There seemed to be more shops on the east side of the bridge. There is a water taxi stop on Rialto on at least the number one... More

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Valley Stream, New York
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Having seen this bridge on multiple documentaries, I was keen to actually see it myself. The pictures, etc. do not do it justice. If you are in Venice, you must see it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Being a first time visitor to Venice, Rialto Bridge is a must do. Shops are lined along the bridge. Just so much to see.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The bridge is beautiful to look at and to look out from! Wonderful views of the Grand Canal from to top of the bridge. On the bridge itself are shops ranging from really pricey jewelry, to reasonably priced Murano glass shops to very cheesy souvenirs. Off one end leads you into a marketplace for more souvenirs and then further along... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This bridge is one and I can even say only of the most visited and well-structured bridges in Venice. It has a great view to Grand Canal.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Was pretty impressed by this as i first approached it from Piazzale Roma. Since then i've walked across it a good 10 times at least, its much better seen from a distance, than swimming through the crowds of tourists.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What can you say about the Rialto Bridge, it is just breathtaking, we approached by water bus, then walked over the bridge. The atmosphere is fantastic, but it is extremely crowded. It will always stay in our memories as the place I proposed!!! and she said yes

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Rialto bridge is a must see in Venice. The views from both sides of the bridge are beautiful. The only downfall is that it's just so crowded and trying to get a selfie in without others being in the pic is almost impossible - but that's just a minor detail. It's so worth getting too. There are so many little... More

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stone bridge over canal. The view from the bridge is wonderful on both side. It was si reĺaxing to watch all gondolas, Vaporetoos and people. There is still crowded but you should go there.

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