The Rialto Bridge

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18a Via Gauslino, Venice, Italy
049 584 1977
The Rialto Bridge - Idealized Rialto Bridge. Postcard of a painting by Ippolito Caffi.
The Rialto Bridge - Rialto Bridge at night
The Rialto Bridge - Under the Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge - Under the Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge - Under the Rialto Bridge
The Rialto Bridge - Under the Rialto Bridge

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Maurizioago Maurizio…
566 reviews
The Rialto bridge. Sep 07, 2017
The first bridge where this bridge stands today was built on disused boats in 1175. It was substituted by another one made of wood in 1265. It had a movable central section, that could be raised to allow the passage of the highest boats. This was partly burnt in a revolt in 1310 and rebuilt. It also collapsed in 1444 under the weight of people watching a boat parade during the wedding of the marquis of Ferrara. It collapsed again in 1524.

The current structure of this bridge was built between 1588 and 1591. In the XVI century there was a competition to project a a new bridge. Artists like Michelangelo, Palladio and Jacopo Sansovino competed. The winner was Antonio da Ponte who designed it.

This bridge is formed by two inclined ramps with shops on either sides; covered by a portico. It has three walkways.
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Andy99 Andy99
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The Romantic Ponte di Rialto Oct 02, 2012
The Ponte di Rialto - Rialto Bridge - is one of the of Venice's most picturesque landmarks. The sight of it is enough to conjure up the the romantic in this most romantic of cities. It is the oldest bridge spanning the Grand Canal and, until the 19th century, was the only bridge across it. The present stone arch bridge at about the halfway point of the Grand Canal was built in 1588-1592. The Rialto links the Eastern and Western quarters of Venice, the districts of San Marco and San Polo. The decorative pedestrian bridge has always had shops along its length. Seagoing ships once docked nearby and the bridge had to allow clearance.

The Rialto Bridge is located off of the pedestrian route between Piazza San Marco and the railway station. Coming from the direction of Piazza San Marco there are signs to point to it. There are no signs coming from the direction of the railway station. Turn right at Campo San Salvador. Be sure to visit the bridge at night when it is illuminated!

Part of Venice and its Lagoon UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Rialto Bridge at night
Under the Rialto Bridge
Idealized Rialto Bridge. Postcard …
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bigmac993 says:
Nice review Andy! Beautiful Bridge!
Posted on: Dec 30, 2012
Chokk says:
It is lovely ;)
Posted on: Dec 27, 2012
wongjst wongjst
40 reviews
Jul 08, 2007
The Rialto Bridge is the famous bridge that across over the Grand Canal in Venice. You won't miss this bridge if you are going to walk around Venice.
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