Bridges, Venice

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    a bridge on canal

    by evona Written Sep 29, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Venice is a unique town. The canals and bridges instead of "normal" streets. Often you can see hanging laundry on the canal... I like this view, this make the specific atmosphere of Venice.

    Fondest memory: Canals, gondolas, bridges, many tourists, great ice cream, pizza on the street, elegant shops and restaurants... venetian masks, glass of Murano... and many more

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    Shopping on the Rialto

    by nicolettart Written Oct 15, 2003

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    Favorite thing: It can be a major tourist trap, but this is THE place for buying all kinds of souvenirs to take back home. I was able to buy glass pens with small ink bottles for less than $10. I also found black and white postcards of a fire at La Fenice theater (which keeps burning down!)
    In the morning you can buy food at the markets here, which has been here for ages!

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    Favorite Neighborhoods

    by nicolettart Written Oct 8, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Venice is divided up into sestieri, or neighborhoods. Try to get lost (if you have the time!) --you will know where you are by the piazza you are standing in. Our favorite neighborhoods are Cannaregio, San Polo, Castello, and we always ended up eating at Campo Santa Margherita at Antico Capon for pizza. Don't ask for directions, because you will not find an address by "house number and street". Instead, look for the sestiere or campo (square) to figure out your whereabouts. Oh, and the signs with arrows pointing you to Rialto or San Marco may not help, either. We saw arrows for Rialto pointing left and right--go figure!

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    Strange position for the 4th Bridge

    by rich77 Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    Two bridges so near?! Do you really love Venice?

    Favorite thing: In my opinion the construction of Calatrava's Bridge is not so useful. The fourth Bridge is placed not far from Scalzi's Bridge, the Grand Canal is long about 3,8 km and I think other zones needed a bridge more than Piazzale Roma... btw, the bridge has a style which - imho - doesn't combine a lot with Venice... If you want to see how Venice will be with the fourth point, just Click here!

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    The Construction of the Fourth Bridge

    by rich77 Written Mar 3, 2004

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    The construction of Calatrava Bridge, March 2004

    Favorite thing: Probably you don't know that in Venice they are building a new bridge on Grand Canal, which name will be "Ponte Calatrava" ( Calatrava's Bridge).

    The new bridge will connect Piazzale Roma, the city when you leave your car, with the opposite side near the railway station.
    The name "Calatrava" is about the owner of the project.

    Actually if you go to Piazzale Roma, you can look how the costruction goes on...

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    BRIDGE OF SIGHS

    by whitecliff62 Updated Jan 11, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Before i forget, if you ever get the chance to visit this famous bridge in the off season, sometimes if you are very nice and they are in a good mood you may be able to actually walk across the bridge of sighs without a guide and explore the Doge's palace at your own pace. Ask at the palace ticket office, you never know, it might be your lucky day. (Please go to must see activaties) for photos of the bridge.

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    Venice.. is it really romantic?

    by JuliaK Written Mar 12, 2003

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    Rialto

    Favorite thing: This thought was always in my mind while we were there...And I think I know the answer..
    YES there is something magic about this place!!
    But you have to be in-love and everything is magical then anyway!!!
    Every step of mine was romantic and full of love because I was next to that man...
    It couldn't be a better gift (except the whole trip there)!!!

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    Rialto Bridge

    by Goner Updated Mar 21, 2003

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    Rialto Bridge

    Favorite thing: Rialto Bridge is in the commercial and one of the oldest and busiest areas of Venice. The bridge was completed in 1588 and became the only way of crossing the Grand Canal until the Academia Bridge was built in 1854. The three-lane bridge has shops in the center lane where you can buy linens, Murano glass and other tourist items. You actually use up and down stairs to traverse the bridge. It’s a great spot to take your photos of the Grand Canal and at night it’s a great spot to see the twinkling lights of the city.

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    Three Bridges Alone Arch the Grand Canal

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Accademia Bridge, east end of Grand Canal

    Favorite thing: Venice has only three bridges that arch the Grand Canal: the station bridge near the rail station, the famous Rialto midway along the canal, and the last-added Accademia Bridge, so named for the nearby art academy. The last bridge seems almost a replica of Rialto except that instead of stone it is composed of wood, which makes it seem a little more old-fashioned than the former. The views looking east from the Accademia Bridge encompass Santa Maria della Salute and the mouth of the lagoon.

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    Rialto Bridge

    by Aggeliki Written Apr 15, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The Rialto stone bridge, 48 m long and 22 m wide, offers one of the most beautiful views of the Grand Canal, Venice’s main water thoroughfare, with an uninterrupted series of palaces and churches facing the canal along its entire 4-km length.

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    The inside of the Rialto Bridge

    by sim1 Updated Jan 11, 2004

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    Inside the Rialto Bridge

    Favorite thing:
    Not the usual way to see the Rialto Bridge. Normally you see the outside of the bridge, but this is the inside. The bridge has three walkways: two along the outer balustrades, and a wider central walkway leading between two rows of small shops, which you see here on the photo. This is a busy area of Venice, lots of tourist shops, restaurants and of course.... tourists :-))

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    by Tetreus Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The Accademia bridge

    by danmcf Written Mar 20, 2004

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    Accademia bridge

    Favorite thing: This is the 3rd and last bridge crossing the Grand Canal. It was built in 1932 as a temporary replacement for a 19th century iron bridge. It became so popular that they decided to keep it.
    On the Dorsoduro side, it is right in front of the Accademia art museum, which houses the worlds greatest collection of Venetian paintings. This museum is well worth a visit, and is very close to my recommended bacaro, Enoteca Cantinone Gia Schiavi (see 'restaurant tips' for details).

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    The Rialto Bridge

    by danmcf Updated Mar 20, 2004

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    The Rialto bridge

    Favorite thing: Spanning the narrowest section of the Grand Canal, the Rialto bridge is located in the most commercial area of the city. So commercial in fact, that they built this bridge with 2 rows of shops. Until the 19th century, this was the only bridge crossing the Grand Canal.
    Besides the shops lining the bridge, you'll find more tourist shops and an open air market along the Ruga degli Orefici on the San Polo side.
    And just a little further are 2 restaurants that maintain reasonable prices, the Cantina Do Spade (see my 'restaurant tips') and Vini da Pinto on the Campiello Beccarie.

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    Venice Italy has about 455 bridges

    by Sienlu Written May 18, 2010

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    Favorite thing: Yep that many! Make sure you take a Gondola tour (little pricey but worth it!, make sure also you talk the price down, they do it!!, pretend you are living if they don't, they will call you back), because it's pretty amazing watching the "Gondolieri" bend down under each one of them...that's gotta take lots of practice :-)

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