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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  • August 18, 2017
    While by its fame it is very full of tourists, it is a must-see in Venice. The views from the bridge, on both sides, are precious. It is essential to see it besides from the top of the own bridge, from below, to enjoy the view of a bridge well known throughout the world and an iconic image of Venice.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Very frequented and surrounded by little authentic shops. To prefer before 9:30 in the morning... otherwise it's Disneyland (no authenticity and too much crowd to move)!
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful bridge with many typical Venetian stuff shops, crowded place at any time. During the evening is a charming romantic bridge nothing short of fantastic
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  • One of my favorite places in Venice.
  • Full of life and transit, with a beautiful view of the Grand canal
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  • The first bridge over the Grand Canal view, currently under restoration
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  • Big and small at the same time
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