Ponte di Rialto

Ponte di Rialto, Venice: Hours, Address, Ponte di Rialto Reviews: 4/5

Ponte di Rialto
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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The area
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Neighborhood: San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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Nashville_brent_65
Franklin, TN282 contributions
Just a beautiful work of art
Oct 2021
It's the main bridge to see in Venice. There's not a lot to do but you need to go see it and see the beauty of it.
While you're there, go to the Rialto Market, including the fish market.
Written October 20, 2021
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Michelle B
Noosa, Australia2,592 contributions
Beautiful
Oct 2021 • Friends
Such a beautiful bridge and a landmark in Venice. Try to get on the water and see the bridge from the water. Always a lot of people crossing and stopping for a photograph. There a few shops on the bridge. When you cross to the side opposite St Marks Square, you will find a number of shops, a food market to the rear on the right and a series of market shops. Just one of those must do attractions in Venice. Enjoyable.
Written October 11, 2021
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,646 contributions
Without a movable section!
Sep 2021
Since 1591, Rialto is the principle bridge spanning the Grand Canal. Most remarkable (for a Dutchman) is, the bridge has no moving section. Though the one arch is over 7m high, for larger ships it is quite an obstacle.

The elegant structure is best observed from some distance away. If you walk across the middle, it feels as just walking through a shopping lane. Hope the bridge will not collapse under the weight of all the tourists that pay a visit.
Written September 20, 2021
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Kendall K
671 contributions
Just one of many other nice bridges in Venice!
Sep 2021
This was a location that was a major photo op for tourist in Venice. It's a nice bridge but nothing overly spectacular about it. It's of course crowded due to the massive amounts of people looking to take photos but if you can manage to squeeze in and capture a nice photo then you might find it rewarding. However, just note that there are plenty of other bridges around the Venice area that offer great photo ops.
Written September 12, 2021
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George
Artemida, Greece1,456 contributions
Amazing Construction
Aug 2021 • Couples
Amazing Bridge but So overcrowded!!! No way to have a descent picture! Shops too expensive, you will find much cheaper souvenirs just a few metres away.
Written August 31, 2021
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trishtci
Austin, TX255 contributions
Rialto
Jul 2021
Of course this is a must see/do but get there early if you want to snap some photos without the crowd! Shops located at the bridge were expensive compared to just a few streets away. Be sure to get a photo from a water taxi from below!
Written August 22, 2021
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO590 contributions
Iconic Venice Landmark
Jul 2021
This is the place to get a great photo of the Grand Canal. The bridge itself is very impressive as well.
Written August 11, 2021
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Pegasios
Nicosia, Cyprus291 contributions
Beautiful historical bridge to visit
Jul 2021
Beautiful historical bridge to visit.
Very very crowded as it is very popular to tourists.
It is a must however when visiting Venice.

*not very stroller friendly.
Written July 13, 2021
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Andrea
Milan, Italy239 contributions
Great bridge
Nov 2020
Beautiful bridge with hundreds of tourists. The oldest bridge is one of the main symbols of Venice, you feel the greatness of this place when you stand there and enjoy this beautiful city.
Written June 18, 2021
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PirloParty
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK74 contributions
Lovely view
May 2021 • Couples
Lovely view of the main canal.

Be ware is very busy and tourists stop every 4 steps to take pictures...................
Written May 27, 2021
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