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Ponte di Rialto

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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“beautiful bridge”(362 reviews)
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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
+39 041 250 1801
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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 vendors beauty
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Reviewed yesterday

Iconic bridge over the Grand Canal with great views of the Canal. It can get very crowded on the bridge but great views. A lot of tourisity shops and restaurants closeby. You can view the bridge itself from Vaporetto #1 or 2 or on a...More

Thank jubda
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a ‘must see’ if you are in Venice. We actually went through it on our way to the hotel so had a sneaky preview. It was the largest bridge in the world to be built out of marble. It has an array of...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I might as well join the 14,000+ people who have already reviewed this attraction. So here I go. Its one of the main attractions in Venice. Its a bridge over the main canal. Its full of tourists taking pictures or selfies. Its crowded even if...More

Thank Oggy7224
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just hanging out, gazing and taking pictures is a real joy. There are other people but you can find your own spot and claim a stake.

Thank bahiadreaming
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Iconic Venetian photo opportunity which personally I found better from a distance and rather disappointing when you actually got on the bridge and walked over it to be met with a raft of tacky tourist shops incorporated within the central part of the bridge but...More

Thank Stumpy1966
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Rialto Bridge is a Venice icon which must not be missed. It is a beautiful bridge but very difficult to cross during the tourist hours. There are many wonderful things on the other side once you get there. If you cross watch your valuables-there...More

Thank Rowland45
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the 5 or 6 unmissable highlights if you're there for a day only. Walk on the outside one way and through the middle coming back. The fish market on the San Polo side is worth only a brief look.

Thank aaahtony
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was a nice experience walking across the bridge. It does get crowded with people taking pictures so if you want to take a picture you might need to lurk around a little longer to get an opening.

Thank barbaracP332BN
Reviewed 4 days ago

Shocking to see the carved graffiti damage to the Marble top of the bridge, so sad..I was surprised at the actual size of the bridge, its much wider than I imagined, lined with little shops selling trinkets ( not cheap) its very very busy with...More

Thank JancyMonteiro
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Even for mid November day. Had to wait ages to get near front to take photo. Lots of shops. Could do with a handrail down middle of steps if unsteady on feet as nothing at all to hold on to. Don't know how disabled people...More

Thank A8648TXerical
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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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June 18, 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)
November 27, 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
September 21, 2017|
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Response from christylou60 | Reviewed this property |
We saw some on the smaller bridges, but not a lot.