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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

Address: Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
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Ranked #33 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge...
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Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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 still support the bridge more than 400 years after it was built.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Incredible views. Beautiful bridge. Many stores in the middle. Aggressive vendors trying to sell you roses or long sticks for selfies. Early in morning or late a night, you have the bridge more to yourself. Note: Most of the signs in town that say "Per Rialto" are important because this is one of the few bridges you can use to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The Rialto is as stunning as expected, Plenty of people day or night, and the shopping area close by (and on the bridge) is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

A place to definitely not miss. But do visit in the morning time as the crowd is less and the Sun light is just perfect for some amazing pics. The pics will be like a picture book only plus point with you in it. And then head to their market place. Refreshing After the market carry on walking on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The bridge is a must-see, as the crowds indicate. You simply cannot leave Venice without climbing the steps and looking out over the Grand Canal. But don't forget the fruit, vegetable and fish market (closed Mondays) nearby for an even better treat. Then climb up the other side of the bridge and get a whole new view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

such a nice view. definitely a must see. definitely make the trip to stop by the bridge and take that picture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Unmissable. Go very early or late and miss the crowds for the best photos, Easy to find - route marked by signs on the buildings on the way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

As you approach the bridge, if it seems that a horde of people covers the steps, keep walking. The other side of the bridge may be much calmer. The middle is variable. Make sure to get a view under the bridge and from down the canal. It's one of the things everyone needs to see, and since it's a bridge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We found the Rialto bridge perched upon the canal and were surprised at its overall dominance of the area and prescence . The small niche shops and stalls added to the experince ,near the top end were the modern art is located is a bridge thay is covered in padlocks as a sign of love,lock the padlock on thebridge and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I think the Rialto Bridge is easily the most famous of the four bridges that straddle the Grand Canal in Venice? And it totally deserves its reputation. This bridge is large (not Brooklyn Bridge large), but large for Venice. Its easy to find, can be seen from a distance...yes its similar to other bridges in Venice - but this one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Best time to visit is during sunset. Beautiful! We had our diner by the Rialto Bridge to wait for the change of sun light. The resturants around are all not friendly. I guess they have too many customers and they don't need any customer service.

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