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"Ponte di Rialto" Rialto Bridge Tip by sachara

Rialto Bridge, Venice: 172 reviews and 295 photos

  Ponte di Rialto
by sachara

The present Rialto bridge is made of stone and was built between 1588 and 1591. It replaced the several collapsed wooden bridges, which spanned the Grand Canal since the 12th Century. Till 1854, when the second bridge, the Accademia Bridge, was built, the Rialto Bridge was the only way to cross the Grand Canal.

The Rialto Bridge is 48M long, 22M wide and 7.5M high. The bridge has three walkways, a central one, lined by shops and two at both sides along the water with balustrades. You can hardly miss this busy and scenic place, when strollling aorund in the San Marco part of Venice.

Address: San Marco
Phone: +39 041 250 1801

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2005
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