Ponte degli Scalzi

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The area
Neighborhood: Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,775 contributions
Functional stone bridge spanning the Grand Canal
Sep 2021
The bridge is named after the Discalced (barefoot) Carmelites, a religious order that had settled in the area around 1600. Their church Santa Maria di Nazareth is also called Scalzi church. The stone bridge was inaugurated in 1934 replacing an older structure built during Austrian rule. The one arch bridge, one of four spanning the Grand Canal is functional. Its main purpose is to link the railway and bus stations.
Written October 19, 2021
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N Mo
7 contributions
Train passangers
May 2021 • Family
The train station and the vibrations by these trains can seriously get this grand bridge unstable. Renovate it. And get some other bridge for train passengers. This should only be for tourists.
Written May 29, 2021
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany827 contributions
Entrance to Venice
Feb 2020
For me, this bridge is the Entrance to Venice. By passing the bridge, you leave the surrounding of the railway station and enter the city. The bridge itself has nothing special and it is usually totally crowded as it is at the beginning of the city near the railway station, the bus stops and the parking lots.
Written January 31, 2021
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,383 contributions
The bridge of barefoot
Dec 2020 • Solo
This is one of the only four bridges on Canal Grande, it’s the first you see arriving in Venice by train because is a few steps from the railway station of Santa Lucia.
It was completed last century for the replacement of an ancient Austrian bridge.
Written December 30, 2020
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,173 contributions
The bridge you pass when you arrive to the train station
Aug 2020
This is the bridge you cross to get to Venezia when you arrive to the train station. Is newer than the rest of architecture in Venezia.
Written September 5, 2020
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,664 contributions
Majestic long istrian stone bridge
Feb 2020
On every visit to the city, we always jump on waterbus, as we approach our stop at the train station this beautiful bridge is in front of us, we then walk along fondamenta scalzi to cross the bridge, passing the lovely santa di maria narzareth church.

On either side are beautiful churches, both very different, San Picolo is the one with the huge green dome - the bridge is brilliant for commuters into the city, just a walk up and down the many many steps and you are into Santa Croce, a different district of the city. This walkway is a short cut, and takes you down to the rialto area. The times to avoid is early morning or late afternoon with people making there way to the train station

This beautiful large bridge built of istrian white stone was first built in 1857.

Take time to stand the top, and take photo’s either down the Grande Canale or towards the car park/bus station area.
Written April 12, 2020
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Cindy_B0808
Wyoming, MN13 contributions
Great for views of Grand Canal
Sep 2019
This bridge is the first bridge you see upon exiting the train station and was just steps from our hotel, so we went up it a number of times both to cross and to take in the views which we did during the day and at night with the city lights. As there are only four bridges that actually cross the Grand Canal, this bridge is a great place to take in the views of the canal. It is wide enough to allow room for people stopping for the views and for those crossing over the bridge and not feel like you are having to push your way through, although the bridge and the area on the train station side of it does get busy during the day. This is a great place to get your pictures of the Grand Canal!
Written March 2, 2020
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia8,696 contributions
A stone arch bridge
Feb 2020 • Couples
It is one of only four bridges in Venice to span the Grand Canal. It connects the sestieri of Santa Croce and Cannaregio. At Santa Croce lies the San Simeon Piccolo church and the Piazzale Roma, home to Venice's bus station and car parks and around which is the only area of the city in which cars can travel. At Cannaregio lies the Chiesa degli Scalzi and the Santa Lucia railway station. Lots of people are seen crossing the bridge daily and one gets great view of the Grand Canal by standing on the bridge.
Written February 27, 2020
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durham05
Durham, UK1,231 contributions
Great photo opportunity
Feb 2020 • Solo
Beautiful bridge that crosses the Grand Canal. Lovely place to photograph the canal and watch the boats go by. Lots of nice shops, restaurants and churches on the immediate vicinity.
Written February 18, 2020
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JaakkoTapio
Helsinki, Finland577 contributions
One of smaller but more beautiful bridges over the main canal
Feb 2020
Everybody who visit in Venice wants see at least Rialto's bridge. This one is smaller and not so crowdy or popular for tourists to visit? But at least it's beautiful as a lighter design. You can find that bridge if you are willing to walk / use more time by walking (instead to travel by boats via canal grande).
Written February 17, 2020
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