"Ponte dei Scalzi" Top 5 Page for this destination Ponte degli Scalzi Tip by suvanki
Ponte degli Scalzi, Venice: 12 reviews and 26 photos
This bridge connects Cannaregio and Santa Croce sestieries-a route from the station of Saint Lucia (Ferrovia) to San Marco. It is named after the Baroque church at its Cannaregio foot - the Chiesa dei Scalzi (Santa Maria di Nazaretta). Scalzi meaning barefoot - the Carmelite monks were barefoot or wore sandals)
During Austrian occupation of Venice a metal bridge was constructed between 1858-1860. This was replaced in 1934 by the present stone bridge. It was built with an high enough arch, to allow the 'new' steamboats to pass underneath.
A busy bridge, with people crossing over, and hawkers selling tat! Good views over the Grand Canal though! If arriving at San Lucia , this bridge might be one of your first views of Venice.
More Reviews (111)
- See All Acqua Alta - Getting around Venice
- See All Budget 2* hotel with Grand Canal view
- See All Opera for free
- See All Cheapest Pizzas in Venice?
- See All A Hidden Chapel
suvanki's Related Pages
Have you been to Venice?Share Your Travels