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Ponte di Rialto

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Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge, characterized by its 24-foot arch, is built on approximately 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years after it was built.
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30125 Venice, Italy
San Polo
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All reviews beautiful bridge both sides lots of shops selfie sticks fish market early in the morning grande canal take pictures visit venice water taxi gondola ride rialto tourists landmark souvenirs pics vendors
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Reviewed today

You can capture some great photos here especially at sunset. It gets very busy and crowded but worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank corme2
Reviewed yesterday

Nice place to browse shoppes and see a special view of the canal from this historic bridge. Also cool to pass under it in a boat or water taxi.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank elizabeth128i
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Rialto deserves its high profile. The bridge is massive, interesting and provides spectacular views of the grand canal. It really I lovely and packed, even on quiet days.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Matvl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Iconic bridge, the oldest one over the Grand Canal, the most crowded one with tourists and also full of shops.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alliohna
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Rialto is a pretty bridge, but it's most impressive due to its history. There are many shop near and on the bridge. You obviously can't be in Venice without seeing the Rialto bridge...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank avipiti
Reviewed 4 days ago

The bridge is iconic. Its mesmerising to watch the sunset from here. The problem is trying to have a peace of mind while you're there as this place is flooded with people. Nonetheless, a beautiful place with the old church just a few feet away!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JFueller12
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Rialto Bridge is truely impressive when viewed from the Grand Canal but to walk across it, not so much. There are shops on the bridge and the views are better from the perimeter.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KelloggTraveler
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went in December, there were no one around, especially in the early mornings. Loved that our air bnb were 3mins away from the Rialto bridge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank luvlyazn02
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Close to our hotel so we walked across this iconic bridge many, many times during our wonderful stay in Venice. Read about the history of the area, as this is where it all started. The oldest church in Venice is a stones throw away!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank B8841QVsteves
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stayed just a few minutes walk from Rialto bridge and it is perfectly situated for access right across Venice. Everywhere is within easy walking distance and there is also the water bus which stops here... this bridge is an absolute must when visiting Venice.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shelleynoel
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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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18 June 2018|
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Response from Bhavik68 | Reviewed this property |
Steps and it’s kind of the highest in bridges on the grand canal. That’s for all bridges across the canals, steps that is. But doable very easily unless you have any physical ailments (bad back and so on)
27 November 2017|
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Response from Nelson M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Hotel Rialto will be perfect for you. Extremely easy access via water taxi which stops about 50m from the hotel. You will be in the main tourist area with plenty of restaurants and shops. Can you read my review of Hotel... More
21 September 2017|
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Response from christylou60 | Reviewed this property |
We saw some on the smaller bridges, but not a lot.