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Ponte di Rialto

Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 250 1801
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful bridge” (265 reviews)
“both sides” (176 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (62 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 250 1801
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Reviewed yesterday

This is nice for a few photos but go early to avoid the crowds. On an evening the squares around the bridge have chandalier type street lights and are very quaint and romantic.

Thank gorgeouspaula
Reviewed yesterday

I did not realize that there are several nice shops on the bridge. Be sure to go inside to see the great Italian leather and glass shops. Also every one goes to the middle for a picture...take one from a few steps to either side...More

Thank KathyEP
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Neat bridge built in 1588-1591. Oldest bridge crossing the Grand Canal. Just an work of art in my opinion. The center walkway is lined with tourist shops so you'll need tp walking the sides to get tje views on the grand canal... the best view...More

Thank theswissmister
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This bridge seems to be very old and crowded most of the time. The view of grand canal is amazing from Rialto bridge. Water bus 1 and 2 stops here.

Thank Ashishks
Reviewed 2 days ago

truely amazing one of the ancient creative architecture. small and simply beautiful and lil expensive though

Thank sudheerpakala
Reviewed 2 days ago

At the narrowest point of the Grand canal is the magnificent Rialto bridge. Over 400 years old with numerous artisan shops within it, it is a great place to view the Grand canal.

Thank Ossie D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spectacular bridge over the Grande Canal. The shops on it aren't too bad, but nor are they great. I think it is good for being photographed, and it is good as a place to photograph the canal, but there are better ways to spend your...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This bridge is very busy since you have an excellent view of the length of the grand canal from the bridge. At night it is well lit up which makes for an iconic view. The area is very touristy with many small shops that cater...More

Thank MarcATL
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to get to St. Mark’s Square from where my hotel, then you will cross Rialto Bridge out of necessity. Beware of the pickpockets. Take a deep breath if you’re not in the greatest health. From this bridge you will now have to...More

Thank ProfessorMoon
Reviewed 3 days ago

The bridge is best seen from the Grand Canal, and the Grand Canal is best seen from the bridge. The bridge itself is buried under a layer of tourist shops, so the most interesting part of being on the bridge was seeing that it is...More

Thank mikerutherford
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21 September 2017|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
We saw some on the smaller bridges, but not a lot.
Nantara D
16 April 2017|
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Response from rashaddubai | Reviewed this property |
We drove there by car till the city limits and took a water taxi, but if I remember reading correctly you can arrive at the train station and there should be a bus service that takes you there.
2 April 2017|
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Response from KEVIN R | Reviewed this property |
No lambs jumpers now only cheap tacky selfie sticks and hassling from people wanting you to go to Murano island - shops full of cheap tack all made in China! Better stuff in Marco Polo airport when you leave which is... More