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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

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Address: Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 390412501801
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge, characterized...
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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We walked over this bridge several times in 3 days. Its always packed with tourists but it has to be a must see, great vibe. You get a better idea of its beauty from the gondola... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Little shops on this beautiful bridge from past in beautiful city is nice. I find it very crowded at times, when it's sunny days and quite the opposite when it's raining in Venezia. I am sure everyone sees this when they are visiting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

An iconic sight and a great view of the canal but you have to pick your time. During the tourist peaks the approaches are an absolute nightmare of congestion.

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Mount Pearl, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Rialto bridge is a marvel. The views and sights from it are amazing. The shops up and down the bridge cover most of what any tourist would want. Not the best quality but thorough none the less.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We walked over this bridge several times in 3 days. Its always packed with tourists but it has to be a must see, great vibe. You get a better idea of its beauty from the gondola ride if you take one starting around Rialto, it passes by the front.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Ponte di Rialto is another one of those hallmarks that you'd be hard-pressed to skip if you're visiting Venice. I love that along the bridge, there are shops on the interior, and a market place (and Venice's oldest church) on one side. Although still picturesque, it was unfortunately undergoing some construction when we visited, so on half the bridge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We stayed in mestre which was just outside of Venice Went here everyday to Rialto bridge lovely place with lots of restaurants to eat in Lots of gift shops you can get lost in them Gondolas from here are better then other side of the grande canal Lovely place all in all overall perfect romantic get away

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Ferring, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely walk from our hotel to the bridge, it is undergoing a lot of major work so if your looking for great photos you may be disappointed. A lovely gelato shop close by to cool you down though!

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Frederiksberg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Huge Diesel poster (advertisement) on top of the bridge....why? Smells of greedy people. The bridge is one of the important aspect of Venice, so I don't really understand why they allow an advisement on it.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Its a huge bridge with a lot of shops in there it was amazing but the items are not cheap!!! There was great view from the bridge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Busy place during the day when the cruise ships are in. Loads of renovation/construction happening but it is still worth a look. Watch out for people who suddenly stop and take a selfie of themselves you will run into them. Lots of stairs so go up and down but that's ok. Nice view of the Grand Canal.

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