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Ponte di Rialto, Italy

From series “Unbelievable and Magnificent Bridges and Viaducts”
Year: 1591. Lenght: 28 meters. Height: 7,5 meters.

The real landmark Venice is the wonderful Rialto - the oldest and one of the most beautiful bridges of the city. The stone bridge connects the banks of the Great Channel and was built in 1591. Originally, the bridge was intended not only to cross the canal, but also to serve as a place for commercial tents. That is why great value was placed on their exterior design. The length of the old bridge is 28 meters. Rialto rises to 7.5 meters above the water surface.

Ponte di Rialto, Italy Just like many years ago, the shops are open, 24 souvenir shops with exclusive goods on the bridge. Rialto Bridge is located in the district of the same name, to whose honor it was named. It must be noted that the bridge was built in the narrowest part of the Great Channel. In 1551 a competition for the best bridge design was declared, in which the most famous and mostly gifted architects of Europe participated. The unsuccessful architect Antonio de Ponte won the competition. The design of the bridge, presented by him, recalled the old wooden bridge, which was used for crossing the canal earlier.

Until 1854 Rialto remained the only crossing over the Grand Canal. In the middle of the 19th century the academy bridge was built. The best way to see the old bridge in every detail - with the gondola or the promenade boat under it to drive. From the bridge, the wonderful view of the Rialto district and the historic sights on the banks of the Grand Canal are open. Next - Bosphorus bridge

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Banca Popolare Friuladria S.P.A.' located in 0.09 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Europcar Noleggio Auto' is located in 1.38 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Stazione di servizio (Total-Erg)' in 0.62 km
Supermarket: 'sorelle Sforza Roggi profumi' in 0.04 km
Parking: 'Parcheggio Sant'Andrea' in 1.39 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Morelli' in 0.09 km
Police station: 'Comune Di Venezia' in 0.41 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Al Buso' in 0.03 km
Railway station: 'Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia' in 1.21 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Marco Polo Airport VCE - in 7 km
 »  Canova Airport TSF - in 25 km
 »  Vicenza Airport VIC - in 64 km
 »  Udine Airfield Airport UDN - in 93 km
 »  Belluno Airport BLX - in 99 km
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Best hotels near Ponte di Rialto

Apartment Vittoria House Venezia

Located in 0 km from Ponte di Rialto
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Rooms: 1
The two-bedroom apartment will provide you with satellite-TV and CD-player with radio. The kitchen is equipped with an oven and dishwasher. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Wenicevenice Apartments

Located in 1 km from Ponte di Rialto
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Rooms: 3
With free Wi-Fi, these spacious apartments are elegantly furnished and have a kitchenette with oven and refrigerator. The private bathroom comes with … More: photo, rates and booking
Yacht Anna Dukaj

Located in 2 km from Ponte di Rialto
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Rooms: 5
En suite cabins on the 30-metre Anna Dukaj include satellite flat-screen TV, air-conditioning and a sea view. The bathroom comes with soft bathrobes … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Laguna Apartments

Located in 3 km from Ponte di Rialto
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Rooms: 2
Accommodation at the Ville del Lido Apartments comes with air conditioning, a dishwasher and a living/dining area. The Santa Maria Elisabetta … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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Venice and its Lagoon
1 km - Venice and its Lagoon
Venice is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It adores people with the unique architecture and cultural possessions. The adorable buildings of the 14th-16th centuries and a complex system of channels make this city a unique one. Venice is a magnificent city …
8 km - Burano
In the Venetian lagoon is an amazing Burano island, which is usually regarded as a single tourist attraction. The main feature of the islet, the whole territory of which is cut by canals, are colorful houses of local residents. Known for its unique architecture, the …
Botanical Garden of Padua
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In Padova you can find the oldest botanic garden of the world. It was set up in 1545. The garden was a special place for medicinal herbs production that was used at the faculty of the medical university. It was under the umbrella and locked with a high forbidding …
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Vajont Dam
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Top destination around Ponte di Rialto - Venice

If water or walking excursion do not bring you such a pleasure as discovering the new city from the bird's eye view, then the excursion by helicopter over Venice is something you are looking. It's a unique opportunity, which will bring you exciting feelings and adrenaline rush. Here you will find several companies or private guides who offer such services. The majority of excursions start from the Lido island, where you can only get by taxi-boat. You can choose the duration of the excursion, which can be 10, 20, and 30 minutes. Of course, the price is based on the duration of excursion. But in general, per one person you should pay not less than 320 euros. The fullest route includes the flight over the lagoon from Lido to the South Lagoon, you will see Malamocco, Sanmichele, San Lazzaro, San Giorgio, San Marco, and Murano. The historic center of Venice is the no-fly zone.

If you are looking for the romantic time with your beloved, prepare the self-guided walking tour of the sights and special places of Venice. Start your tour from the Castello, the largest historic district in the city, which is divided into two parts by Arsenale di Venezia. In the western part of the area, there are many architectural monuments, while the eastern part will amaze by the abundance of gardens and parks where you can relax after a long walk. Think in advance and prepare with you a small basket for a picnic here, what can be better? Maybe only the desire to stroll along the island of Murano. Here you can choose one of three walking routes that allow getting acquaintance with local sights: L'isola di Murano, Museum of Glass, Basilica dei Santi Maria e Donato, and the Conterie complex of plants.
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