Soaring over the Grand Canal, and connecting San Polo and San Marco, the Rialto Bridge is Venice’s pride and joy. After several wooden bridges in the medieval ages collapsed, Anthony da Ponte took three years to leave behind this beautiful architectural marvel. Once upon a time, merchants would set up day long shops here… now it’s tourists. The bridge’s high arch (7.5 meters) is due to the galley ships that had to pass under it in the days of old. It’s easily one of Venice’s most photographed sights, and is especially fetching at Sunset. There are about 15 stalls still right on the bridge, and the indomitable Rialto Market is of course, right next to it. If you’re on land, and not passing by under it, keep your wallet handy – this is shopping central.
Rialto Bridge is one of the tourist attractions in Venice Itinerary 2 Days. You must visit this amazing tourist attraction in Venice.
Rialto Bridge Travel Tips
- Visit at sunset or sunrise or night.
How to Reach Rialto Bridge
- Water bus line 1 and 2
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75.46% of people who visit Venice include Rialto Bridge in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
20.43% of people start their Rialto Bridge visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Rialto Bridge
91.72% of people prefer walking in order to reach Rialto Bridge