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Ponte di Rialto, Venice

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Overlook the Grand Canal from one of Venice's most important landmarks, Ponte di Rialto. Anchoring the historic city center, the iconic bridge is an example of 16th-century architecture, with two steep ramps meeting to form an uncharacteristically high arch of 7.5 m (25 ft). Take a traditional gondola tour of the canal to admire the historic structure from the water. You also can stand in the archways of Venice's oldest canal bridge. Plan to visit Ponte di Rialto and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Venice attractions using our Venice family vacation planner.
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  • Well I loved Venice and the realto bridge was always my benchmark to reach my hotel each time that I lost the way... I love Venice
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  • One of the symbols of Venice, and even perhaps, Italy. Always filled with ulybajushhimi tourists of all ages from around the globe))) with antique shops with souvenirs and masks! Do not forget to kiss with your beloved ones, as you sail under it!))) Local sign)))
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  • A very beautiful and unusual bridge crossing the canal grande in Venice. Picturesque with shops along each side and great views up and down the canal. However, always busy as you'd expect. 
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  • Rialto bridge is just famous as it is old but rebuild. From the bridge you can have good view for a snap which covers grand canal. You will find market inside the bridge (towards end)
  • Probably the most famous bridge in Venice. Close to Venice famous fish market. Nice view of Grand Canal and lots of shops and restaurants nearby.
  • It is the most famous bridge in Venice. At night the view is fantastic. It also has good shops.
  • This is a nice bridge, but it's popularity amongst tourists makes it difficult to enjoy to the fullest, in terms of architectural style. Nevertheless, great views over the canal are offered.
  • Good view of the grand canal. Only half of the bridge was accessible when I visited due to restoration works. So open half very busy