"Ponte di Rialto" Rialto Bridge Tip by MM212
Rialto Bridge, Venice: 174 reviews and 301 photos
Venice's most famous bridge, il Ponte di Rialto remained until the 19th century as the only bridge crossing over the Grand Canal. The stone bridge was completed in 1591 as a replacement to a collapsed 12th century wooden predecessor, but followed a similar design with commercial kiosks placed over it. The architect, Antonio da Ponte, won the project over other famous architects of the time, namely Palladio and Sansovino. The bridge roughly marks the geographic centre of the city and links the sestieri San Polo and San Marco. It is continuously crossed continuously by large groups of tourists trying to capture the perfect photo over the Grand Canal from the landmark bridge.
Address: SAN MARCO / SAN POLO
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