"Rialto Bridge" Rialto Bridge Tip by mvtouring

Rialto Bridge, Venice: 174 reviews and 301 photos

  Rialto bridge
by mvtouring

Well this must be the 2nd best known place in Venice. Everyone knows the Rialto bridge and has a picture of it, if they went to visit this city.

The Rialto area was always the heart of the commercial activity of the lagoon dwellers.Around the 12th century, the ferry-boat system was not bearing the volume of goods and people to be transported from one bank of the Grand Canal to the other, wich made necessary the construction of a bridge.The former wooden bridge was restored and rebuilt many times until the volume of traffic, by the 16th century, forced the government to order the construction of a new one built of stone.It remained the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot until the Accademia Bridge was built in 1854.

Phone: 390412501801
Website: http://en.turismovenezia.it/Venezia/Ponte-di-Rialto-6473.html

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  • Written Jul 28, 2004
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