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Ponte di Rialto

Open Now: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Open today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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“beautiful bridge”(345 reviews)
“both sides”(218 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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Reviewed today

I have heard of the Rialto. Seeing it, made an impression, during a concert nearby. Memorable. Crowded

Thank ctsounis
Reviewed today via mobile

Was told it’s a must do while in Venice. Yes it’s spectacular when you get the history and city, but it’s a bridge!!! The crowds and the selfies are simply part of Venice today and show up at the Rialto day and night.

Thank DaveN83
Reviewed today

Very cool bridge with shops built into the middle. It's worth walking to and taking a few photos. Just be quick as people tend to clog up all sides and movement tends to stop.

Thank Geoff B
Reviewed yesterday

Best viewed from the No.1 Vaporetto, which travels both ways under the bridge. Does get very busy but we went late morning and managed to get some lovely shots both on and off the bridge.It really is stunning....

Thank MJHJ2015
Reviewed yesterday

Whether viewed from a boat in the Grand Canal or whether you cross it on foot, this old bridge is a ‘must see’, however, you should aim to get there either in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the seething hoardes of other...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely view of the main canal. Be ware is very busy and tourists stop every 4 steps to take pictures.......

Thank PirloParty
Reviewed yesterday

On it, By it, or from afar you cannot miss this little gem.You can avoid the crowds by going early, there are lots of interesting things to see around the backstreets

Thank flexoandbender
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of people and lower end shops in this area. But the bridge and area are worth the walk to see it. Lots of eating in this area as well.

Thank Al R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Daytime is just far too busy and touristy! The evening are by far the best time to visit. Much quieter and looks stunning. It is full of shops and people...arghhhh.. so many people, and as we were staying right by the bridge we found ourselves...More

Thank Jan51_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always very busy,but worth the steps ,lovely views and shops galore.To visit Venice and not go over Rialto would be terrible.Watching the boats navigate on the Grande Canal and negotiate the bridge is not to be missed.

Thank neeliep2017
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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 Chris L | Reviewed this property |
We saw some on the smaller bridges, but not a lot.