In the 19th century a causeway to the mainland brought a railway station to Venice, and an automobile causeway and parking lot was added in the 20th century. Taking a few minutes to cross it provides an unforgettable view of Venice as you approach. Not quite the same as a bost trip from Marco Polo airport, but still exciting just the same.
As long as you don't sleep (or someone stays awake), the police can't get you. Hangout at the al fresco bars and get the first crack and have the famous square all to yourself at the first break of dawn. It's your only chance to see the piazza without the usual throng. Stay in a well-lit place, preferably, with a group. There's safety in numbers.
Ponte delle Guglie, renaissance bridge over Cannaregio canal designed by Michelangelo de'Marchesini was erected in 1580. The bridge takes its name from the ornamental obelisks – guglie, at either end. It is among the earliest to be bridges designed with a balustrade. The joints between the marble slabs are concealed by carved masks.
Ponte dei Tre Archi – the only Venetian three-arched bridge, created by Andrea Tirali, was built in 1688 and restored in 1794. Tirali's project for this bridge was based on one of Andrea Palladio, rejected for Ponte Rialto.
The Ponte Scalzi is the third bridge which is crossing the Grand Canal in Venice, starting from west to east: Other two bridges are Ponte di Rialto and Ponte dell' Accademia. Ponte degli Scalzi is the probably first bridge most people will see and cross when they arrive in Venice. Since it is located in front of the train station, it is also known locally as Ponte della Ferrovia. Ponte degli Scalzi has only one arch and is made entirely of the precious white stone of Istria. It connects the visitors coming in on train to the Santa Croce district of Venezia. Today it is full of street sellers.
The beauty of Venice is everywhere. There is nowhere in the world quite like it . We enjoyed just strolling around and crossing the bridges. They are so beautiful. There are about 100 islands in Venice that are connected by bridges, each of which presents a distinctly different view of the city.
Nothing real special about this bridge, other than you'll surely find yourself walking over it or sailing under it. It is one of the 3 bridges that goes over the Grand Canal.
When you enter the city from the Train station, you'll see this bridge on your left. The bridge was built in 1934 to replace an Iron bridge on the same spot. It connects the visitors coming in on train to the Santa Croce district of Venezia.
Venice is a city of bridges , there are over 400 to view or cross. Walking along the narrow streets you turn a corner and see a bridge, usually the are a few gondolas tied up near the bridge, I presume the owner has parked whilst he has gone shopping or to work. Very often there are people around these bridges and it is an interesting place to spend a few minutes absorbing the local activity.
The photo with the cruise ship in the background was taken from the Bridge of Sighs which links the Doge's Palace to to the next building, the new prison built in 1560. The lawyers ( Avogardi) were on the second floor of Doge's Palace and used the bridge to contact their client in the prison.
Standing in the middle of Accademia Bridge and looking down the Grand Canal out towards Santa Maria della Salute is one of the nicest views in Venice for me.
From St Marks Square direction, it's also on the way to the Peggy Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art which is worth a visit even if you're not really into modern art. I'm not a modern art fan but I enjoyed the visit none the less.
Because there are a lot of canals in Venice you will see a lot of beautiful bridges to pass the canals.
Beside the famous bridges there are many other , small , anonymous and beautiful.
Do take the time to stroll around on the bridges even tho there are bridges everywhere.
We preferred the “small” bridges as they where not crowded like for example Rialto..
Pay attention to the details, around 7-7.30PM is a perfect time to explore the bridges as the light will give its on touch and the canal is quite and calm (compared to daytime).
You might be lucky to see a love couple sitting in the Gondola with the gondolier whistling or humming his song. That is what you can call a beautiful moment.
The picture shows the Rialto area..
Accademia Bridge connects sestiere of San Marco, nearby the church of San Vitale, and Accademia, the most important Art Gallery in Venice.
The bridge was built in the 19th century, completely made with iron. The new version, however, was built in the beginning of the 20th century, only as a temporary bridge. It was realized by engineer Miozzi, first maded with wood and later was reinforced with steel, loosing its main pecuilarity.
The Bridge of the Scalzi is probably the first bridge over the Canal Grande you will see when arriving in Venice. This bridge is just in front of the railwaystation and not far from Piazzale Roma.
The new bridge is made of Istrian stone and replaced in 1933 the former iron bridge. The bridge is 40m long and 7m high. It was named after the order of Scalzi, the Bare-footed monks, whose monastery is just at the northern side of the bridge (left at the picture).
The 3rd and most would say least interesting of the bridges that cross over the Grand Canal is the Ponte degli Scalzi (Scalzi Bridge).
Made from white marble, it is the bridge that most tourists will see first when they arrive in Venice, as it is located just near the train station.
I highly recommend taking a walk over this bridge - stopping to take numerous photos (in my case anyway!) and get lost amongst the streets of the Santa Croce and Dorsoduro regions.
Ponte degli Scalzi is probably the first bridge over the Canal Grande you'll see when in Venice. It was built in the early 20th century to replace a former ironbridge. The whole arched bridge is made of Istrian (in Croatia) stone.
The bridge is 40m long and 7m height. It was named after the order of Scalzi (the Bare-footed monks), whos monastery is in the close vicinity of the bridge.