Ponte de Chiodo
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,700 contributions
Feb 2020
This is one of the most unique bridges in the city, all the others now have sides.
This 16th small bridge is in the district of Cannaregio,

Centuries ago, a ll bridges used to be like this, but after drinking local venetians used to fall into the canals, so they all now have sides

The bridge only goes to a rather well known B&B called "3749 Ponte Chiodo" and spans the Rio San Felice canal.
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The Nail Bridge i comes from the surname of the noble family which owned the bridge centuries ago.

This rather unusual bridge spans over the small "Rio San Felice" Canal
Written April 10, 2020
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emmaell
Luleå, Sweden33 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is a great little place if you want a quaint homely accomodation. It's tucked away in a quiet area of Venice away from the hustle of the centre. Lovely staff and services. We got really good advice on what do do from Mattia. Very happy with our stay at this little gem.
Written September 11, 2022
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lotsagoldens
Surprise, AZ829 contributions
Jun 2022
We tracked this down because I like to find offbeat things. There are 418 bridges in Venice; this is the only one left with no rails. Way back when, young men would fight each other with sticks and fists, trying to make each other fall into the canals. Finally the doges required rails! Good place to take pictures.
Written July 9, 2022
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China151,856 contributions
Feb 2012 • Couples
In Cannaregio you can find a small bridge with no parapet (side walll or rail), known locally as Ponte di Chiodo. Under normal circumstances, this little bridge in the middle of the quiet neighbourhood in Venice would be of absolutely no interest whatsoever. However, Ponte di Chiodo is one of only two remaining Venetian bridges with no parapet thus thus it holds a bit of interest, if you care to see what many of Venice's bridges might have looked like in years (centuries) past.

Overall, this is just a minor but fun attraction in Venice. If you don't have much time in the city, we wouldn't bother trying to find the Bridge with No Parapet. However, it is worth seeking out if you like Venetian bridges and/or have time to see something different.

If you do visit, make sure you go ahead and stand on the bridge for a minute or two. You’d be surprised how apprehensive you might become for a upon stepping on it, wondering if there is something wrong or if it will hold you. Don't worry, it will!
Written February 25, 2012
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kyyhky
Helsinki, Finland51 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
Nice little bridge with no rails leading nowhere.

The location in Tripadvisor is incorrect, see Google Maps for correct location.
Written August 5, 2019
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Charl D
Johannesburg, South Africa146 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
One of the fun things in Venice is wandering around and stumbling upon small delights such as this bridge without rails. It's a private bridge but everyone climbs on it just to have their photo taken. I climbed one hundred bridges in a single day and it was one of the highlights!

Here's a map where it's marked on, just click on the little bridge in the bottom right corner... Also has a bit of history on it if you use Google translate.

http://www.gpmeneghin.com/ponti/cannaregio/chiodo.php#.
Written June 3, 2013
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SmileyKay
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,423 contributions
Jul 2020
Interesting experience to walk on a bridge without handrails! Located in a quiet area of Venice, in Cannaregio, it is easily accessible even if it is a private bridge.
Written October 4, 2020
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simpsonite64
Northampton, UK634 contributions
Aug 2020
Interesting spot for pictures - a classic bridge that has no sides to it which makes for some cool pictures.
Written August 18, 2020
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rachna k
London, UK145 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
It is Worth seeing the “bridge of sighs” at night and during the day. when you go to the doges palace you can see what the prisoners saw as their last view of Venice, hence the name “bridge of sighs” as coined by Byron.
Written June 14, 2018
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Raffiella11
Leicestershire, UK4,700 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We love wandering around the wonderful quite area of Cannaregio looking at the building, taking photo's, far away from the hustle / bustle of the thousands of tourists. – there is so much to see.

After walking down Fondamenta Miscerdoria heading for the area of Rialto, we always seem to find very strange unusual small bridge in Cannaregio which spans over the small Rio San Felice.

The Chiodo or Nail bridge is totally unique and the only bridge in the city with no sides. The name comes from the surname of the noble family who owned the bridge many centuries ago.

Apparently around the 16th century all bridges used to be like this – no sides, but local venetians after drinking used to fall into the canals, so all other bridges then have sides of either bricks, wrought iron or wood.

If you cross the bridge it leads to a dead end, the chances of having to cross this bridge are rather slim, unless you staying at one of Venice’s rather well known B&B called "3749 Ponte Chiodo",
Written March 5, 2018
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