Ponte degli Scalzi
Ponte degli Scalzi
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The area
Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.

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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of my favorite bridges over the Grand Canal because it rises so high. It takes a little effort to climb and walk across but that does not deter the masses of tourists who cross the bridge all the time. The views from on top are extraordinary.
Written 13 June 2024
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BAMlab
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
One of the most iconic views of Venice 3 minutes walk from the main station.
Just be aware of the people offering help with your luggage, they want money it is not a favor. Plenty of gondolas there also.
Written 31 March 2024
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Getaway05822991191
New York City, NY1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Been many times but a first in late Oct. Never again. Cold and rainy and little mini Alta’s in the dipping cobblestone areas. San Marco center of piazza completely torn up. Maybe will be finished for the 2024 summer tourist season. Venice was a pass through this time as my target was the tiny Prosecco country which is my go-to daily beverage. Hard to find the top of line vintages in the US. DOC is all over but not DOCG.
Written 25 January 2024
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Teacher91 ❤
Temple, TX46,835 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A pretty bridge with a great view at what feels like the 'entrance' of Venice.

Once you cross it, there are lots of a shops, restaurants, and other sights and sounds of Venice to enjoy.
Written 17 November 2023
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Moscow, Russia1,42,111 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The bridge was built in 1934. The name translates as Barefoot Bridge. The name appeared because of the eponymous church of barefoot Carmelite monks, located nearby.
Written 9 January 2023
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Plan on heavy foot traffic on both this bridge and the Constitution Bridge as they both border the train station. It's quite wide and connects the districts of Cannaregio with Santa Croce. Crossing over (from the direction of the train station) the popular area of San Croce and San Polo are easy to access.
Written 13 October 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is a lovely bridge, not to far from the train station.
The bridge features spanning views of this part of Venice.
Written 12 August 2022
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,443 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 19 October 2021
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Natalie
14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
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 29 May 2021
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany1,201 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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 31 January 2021
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