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Ponte di Rialto

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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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30125 Venice, Italy
San Polo
+39 041 250 1801
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Reviewed today via mobile

Rialto Bridge is a highlight of Venice. Easy to get to via water taxi or walking from St Marks Square and always busy with tourists among myriads of shops. You can spend the day just shopping the bridge as it spans the grand canal with...More

Thank gaild634
Reviewed yesterday

What a joke. It was a ZOO of tourists and businesses, many cheap tourist trap types. It was November, and everyone local commented on how crowded it was. The historic flooding was just in abatement by November 1-2 but yet it was terribly crowded. Not...More

Thank Joann B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very impressive site from either side as it spans the grand canal. Quite a number of steps to climb to get a view from the centre so don't leave it to your last task for the day. Pity commercialism rules the day now and...More

Thank 143drewr
Reviewed yesterday

The Rialto is where the commerce has been taking pace for hundreds of years, and the buzz in this area is truly amazing. The massive bridge over the Grand Canal is impressive, with shops above too! The boats unload the shipments at this quay and...More

Thank Vivienne T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was very excited to see this based on childhood readings of The Merchant of Venice, but was a bit underwhelming. There's a lot of shops in this market, go early in the morning to get a sense of the atmosphere.

Reviewed 2 days ago

It is hard to believe how old and large this bridge is. Many steps so make plans to avoid crossing it if you have much luggage.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Perfect bridge and place for a romantic walk if you are into crowded things. Its must see afterall..

Thank hollyfrankk1
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and i went in summer , so it was completly packed of turists. that made it less nice but i dont take the credits away of the Ponte di Rialto because it self is a gorgeous bridge that shows you the big canal...More

Thank FiorellaC171
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful sight. An amazing bridge that still has shops trading on it an incredible view of one of the most stunning cities in the world.

Thank tiddles001
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't think you could miss the Rialto bridge in Venice if you tried, a key landmark and one of the main crossings over the Grand Canal, we must have used it a dozen times in a couple of days. Always busy with sightseers and photographers,...More

Thank Kelly V
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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from Bhavik68 | Reviewed this property |
Steps and it’s kind of the highest in bridges on the grand canal. That’s for all bridges across the canals, steps that is. But doable very easily unless you have any physical ailments (bad back and so on)
November 27, 2017|
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Response from Nelson M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Hotel Rialto will be perfect for you. Extremely easy access via water taxi which stops about 50m from the hotel. You will be in the main tourist area with plenty of restaurants and shops. Can you read my review of Hotel... More
September 21, 2017|
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Response from christylou60 | Reviewed this property |
We saw some on the smaller bridges, but not a lot.