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Address: Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 250 1801
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge, characterized by...

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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Crossing Canale Grande

Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge), originally built during medieval times as pontoon birdge is the oldest of the four bridges crossing Canale Grande. Most spectacular observed from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If St Mark's Square is the hub of Venice this beautiful landmark is the heart of Venice. Great architectural and engineering marvel with the best view in Venice - hence it is always crowded. Lots of shops and markets close by. The place for your picture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge), originally built during medieval times as pontoon birdge is the oldest of the four bridges crossing Canale Grande. Most spectacular observed from from the water perhaps from a shuttle boat or from aboard a gondola; the bridge crosses the channel at ist nearest point towards Rialto Market. A central hub for visitors, a must for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the most famous bridges in Vinece. Although the view from top of it is amazing, it is always super crowded. Sometime you have to wait to get to the edge of it to take a snap of the grand canal. But worth the effort, the view is really good. For me the crowd spoils all the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a very nice bridge and the surrounding area is quite nice to see. It is rather touristy but as is the entire city. The view from the bridge is quite nice and it is worth coming for a look.

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The bridge is nice to see and the surrounding area is eye candy however it is super touristy. I would highly recommend going for sunrise as the views are beautiful from there. Thankfully I was there when it was off peak so I didn't run into huge crowds. If you plan to go during summer months I would imagine it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to Venice a lot over the years, and the city is a magnet for me with its beautiful architecture, stunning views and food. This Ponte di Rialto is so impressive and represents Venetian architecture at its best. The bridge and the surrounding street are always crowed, but take the time to explore the bridge and the many... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of course it is crowded. It's one of those places that draws you like a magnet. Bask in the sheer exuberance....everyone is feeling it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I walked over and went under this beautiful bridge on many occasions. In my view its best to see this bridge from the ACTV water bus at night when its lit up..simply stunning. The other way is to take a few photo's from the bridge itself looking up the Canal Grande. The bridge is undergoing restoration at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

magical view at christmas time (despite the fog). worth seeing for a few photos and centrally located close to several shops and bars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

When you are near the grand canal you cannot miss the stunning Rialto bridge! Such a grand structure and usually full of tourists! We were lucky being winter that it was relatively empty. Come here in the evening for some lovely pictures with loved ones.

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