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Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
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Ranked #35 of 221 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Venice is a city made of canals, bridges and views but the ponte di rialto is one of the best of them all! It really is a sight to see. It's very busy, especially during the summer months, so be prepared to wait your turn and enjoy the view. It has around 15 shops on the actual bridge and another... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Literally a point where you'll always pass by if you're going in or out from St Mark Square by Vaporetto . And for those who are staying at Hotel rialto, fantastic location at affordable rate, just directly in front of the vaporetto stop of Rialto, overlookingg the bridge ! Bravo

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Clearly the focal point on the Grand Canal, great shops, and great views of the canal on both sides, it was nice to spend some time people watching.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Venice has so many bridges and ever bridge has a gud view but this one is best! From here you can see a great deal of venice near the bridge there are many shops, eating places where u can always grab a pizza, try to visit the bridge twice; one in early morning as no rush would be their and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

After crossing many tiny bridges (and each one is cuter than the other) you will reach to Rialto. There are small gift shops to buy souvenirs and Venetian masks. Bunch of restaurants on each end of the bridge. The view is amazing. get your cameras selfie ready. It is a good place to pose with your Venetian mask on.

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Purley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

It looks great and is synonymous with Venice but it is just a bridge so you look at, take a picture and walk over it, you have to do it but it won't take up much of your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This landmark bridge is a photo point to absorb the great canals in you camera. Though it is crowded you dont wanna miss this. You can take canal ride from this bridge, which is in 100m distance.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

You cannot visit Venice without either passing under or stopping off and crossing this bridge. It is a photographic icon of this city from any angle. It is lovely to walk across browsing in the stalls set up just to lure the visitors' money. Stop to look in both directions down the grand canal from the top of the bridge.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Just like another ponte in Venice only wider. Too many people taking photos. I saw some tourists being conned by a guy offering his assistance to take photos. Shops selling more or less of the same things. Worth a look just for curiousity but don't stay too long.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is one of the Iconic bridges in Venice, and was great to visit for some holiday pictures over the canal. It wasn't really what i was expecting because there are shops on the bridge (i'm showing my ignorance - it was originally market stalls, as i read afterwards!) but it is really worth a visit - also via boat... More

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