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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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All reviews beautiful bridge both sides lots of shops selfie sticks fish market early in the morning grande canal take pictures visit venice water taxi gondola ride rialto tourists landmark souvenirs vendors beauty
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Reviewed yesterday

we took a boat trip and our boat went under the bridge, we then took pictures of the bridge. It has a great buzz there at night also. Great street food nearby too

Thank Lara B
Reviewed 2 days ago

A place you must visit when in Venice (if you can find your way there!!!) Gets very crowded but good view of canal and good place for photos.

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. The best view is from a boat on the grand canal, be that even a water bus! Always busy whatever the tine of day. A must see

Thank lethalgenecombo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful area and amazing bridge with nice restaurants around in both sides, only 10 minutes from S.Marco. Great place for pictures.

Thank giucaf89
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice to have seen but I really don't know what makes it more special than other bridges. I guess it could be the view from the bridge.

Thank kristina594
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Rialto bridge is really pretty and there's a great view from the top up and down the Grand Canal. Definitely worth a visit. There are shops on /over the bridge on both sides.

Thank 73looloo
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked over it, and went under it several times in the waterbus. Hard to get photos as it is so busy. Shops there are very touristy, but worth a look if you want a souvenier. No charge, so a good thing to do.

Thank skodadriver
Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely bridge, spoliled by nasty souvenir shops inside and very touristy. We avoided it as much as possible. It looks lovely at night .

Thank Didydoo
Reviewed 5 days ago

It does have a lovely view but be wary of pickpockets during busy seasons. We did not do any shopping along the bridge. We did enjoy the view though.

Thank AngieAvers
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved crossing this bridge. It was great taking pictures having the canal and the old buildings behind me.

Thank GloriaB1241
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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
neighbourhood. 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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18 June 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)
27 November 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
22 September 2017|
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Response from christylou60 | Reviewed this property |
We saw some on the smaller bridges, but not a lot.