Ponte dell'Accademia, Venice

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Cross the Grand Canal on Ponte dell'Accademia, one of four bridges to cross the span of water on the southern end. The crossing connects the sestieres, or city subdivisions, of Dorsoduro and San Marco. When you go, look for the “lovers’ locks,” or the padlocks engraved with couples’ names and locked onto the railings. Use our Venice trip itinerary builder website to add Ponte dell'Accademia and other attractions to your Venice vacation plans.
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  • Ponte dell'Accademia is one of four bridges across the Grand Canal, connecting the dorsoduro and San Marco districts. There are many interesting sights on both sides of the bridge. The bridge overlooks the canal. In my opinion the views from the Academy Bridge are even better than from the Rialto Bridge. But the most amazing thing is to meet the dawn at Ponte dell'Accademia. In anticipation of dawn on the bridge gather photographers with tripods and a very small number of tourists. The spectacle is amazing! And after the meeting of dawn quickly to the square of San Marco and you will get another pleasure - you will see San Marco without crowds of tourists, will be able to feed pigeons and make great photos. So the acquaintance with Ponte dell'Accademia should start early in the morning.
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  • The bridge itself is very nice to walk on. The best part is the view of Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and Canal Grande during sunset. You have to make a stop here just for the picture. While yo...  more »
  • This is the district to see in Venice, walk down narrow streets, cross bridges, drink sprizz, eat sweets, sit on stairs and along canals... I love this area much!  more »
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  • This was for me the best view in all of Venice and I literally could have spent hours just sitting here and watching the city go by around me. When we went there were not many tourists and we had a chunk of the bridge to ourselves. It was absolutely stunning and will be for me the picture in my head in when I think back to what Venice looks like.
  • Beautiful city! Get your glad rags on and snap snap snap. You'd be silly not to get tons of photos. And If you're me and have a brilliant mister to take photos of you then lucky You! ;). Beautiful in the summer( be ready to walk lots FYI)
  • We're reviewing bridges now? Ok it's a structure linking 2 bodies of land over a stretch of water. The alternative is getting wet so I've awarded the full 5 stars as I remained dry.
  • Really nice bridge to cross over the main waterway in Venice. Large size but still very crowded with people walking over and taking photos. Restaurants nearby the bridge on both sides. Nice spot to watch the gondolas and boats driving underneath the bridge.
  • Popular as "The wooden bridge". Its on a wide canal, just beautiful! Just stay for a while on the bridge. Take or not to take a selfi...upon u. Just enjoy the sight and breeze.
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