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Venice Gondola Ride and Serenade
"Choose from one of four start times when you book and on the day make your own way to the gondola pier near Santa Maria del Giglio Square in central Venice.When you’re ready be shown onto your shared gondola by a traditionally dressed gondolier. Each gondola seats six people and your craft will be just one of a group of around eight gondolas that will cruise the canals together as a flotilla. A singer will board one of the gondolas in the flotilla and will serenade your group of shared gondolas as you waft along the waters. the stunning marble bridge designed by one of the finest Italian architects of the 16th century – Anthony da Ponte.

 After around 35 minutes of gliding along and around the Grand Canal return to the start pier where your gondola ride finishes."
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Private Tour: Venice Grand Canal Evening Boat Tour
"This Grand Canal cruise follows an ideal itinerary for lovers of architecture taking you from the Byzantine and flamboyant Gothic periods to masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque eras.The tour begins at the church of Madonna della Salute and returns along Giudecca's Canal where Palladio's masterful churches of the Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore will dramatically reveal themselves.Soak up the atmosphere and history of magnificent Venetian palaces and churches including Ca' Venier Ca' Foscari Ca' Rezzonico the famous Rialto Bridge Ca' d'Oro
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Private Tour: Afternoon Venice Walking Tour
"Meet your private guide in the heart of Venice at St. Mark Square and discover the beauties of this unique and romantic city. Stroll along secret streets and canals that only locals known and escape the tourist crowds to find hidden villas and palazzos until you reach Rialto Bridge.Discover a rich galaxy of secret museums and everyday buildings of great artistic merit and cultural importance and get off the beaten path to experience the city like a truly Venetian.Please note: the visit of St. Mark’s Basilica is not included."""Experience Venice like a local with you private tour guide on a walking tour of 2 hours.
From EUR27.00

Rialto Bridge Tips (173)

The Rialto Bridge



In these must see activities, I want to give you a quick overview what Venice has to offer. Hmmm... not claiming though that you should limit your visit to only these points. My favourite part was just getting lost in Venice, and take in the atmosphere of the town. It is hard to describe that feeling in one overview tip, so I am not adding that in this section. But when you have read my 'general tips' you probably get a feel of what I mean.

The first 'must see activity should be the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge)

You can't go to Venice, without seeing the Rialto Bridge. Hahaha, that was the case for me anyway. Somehow I always ended up somewhere close to the Rialto Bridge. It is a very busy tourist area, for me not the best part of Venice, but still great though to see this world famous bridge.

The bridge was built in just three years, between 1588 and 1591, as a permanent replacement for the boat bridge and three wooden bridges that had spanned the Grand Canal at various times since the 12th Century. It remained the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot until the Accademia Bridge was built in 1854.
The Rialto Bridge's 24-foot arch was designed to allow passage of galleys, and the massive structure was built on some 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years later.
The bridge has three walkways: two along the outer balustrades, and a wider central walkway leading between two rows of small shops. The picture of the walkway is in 'my general tips'

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Oct 10, 2002

Rialto bridge (Ponte di Rialto)

This was formerly the only permanent link between the two banks of the Grand Canal into which the city was divided.
In 1181 a pontoon bridge was built by Nicolo Baratieri. About the middle of the 12th century it was replaced by a bridge supported on wooden posts that was destroyed in 1310; the new one collapsed in 1444 and was rebuilt in wood again but enlarged and with shops on it. The bridge as we see it today was built between 1588–1591 by Antonio Da Ponte whose design was presented together with those of the most famous architects of that time. The construction was difficult because of the instability of the site and the height (25 feet). As we see it now, it is a great architectural masterpiece for its two sides of arcades, and contributes to make great the view of the Grand Canal.

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ania70pl
Oct 03, 2002

Rialto Bridge

Other than being a famous landmark the Rialto Bridge is worth visiting, for the window-shopping, or real shopping (depending on your financial situation). There are stores of every kind on and around this bridge. One of three bridges that span the Grand Canal, the Rialto is the largest and most decorated of the bridges. Construction on the bridge finished in 1591, and its decoration suggests the wealth and power of Venice. Today, the bridge is a shopper’s paradise. Venetian glass, masks, jewelry, fine clothing can be found in the official stores, while street vendors offer a wide range of products.

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Sep 28, 2002

So ya have to know i dont like...

So ya have to know i dont like to take pics about a building or something else. I say i aint a master of photographing (or how can i say) it is their job - i wanna have pictures about my company, about peoples I know. Am I right?
But there are some MUST see things. I ment at home in my own photoalbum. One of them is this famous bridge. Sorry i aint a jerk but i really dunno its name. But it was a pleasure to see it with my owns eyes.

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Sep 12, 2002
 
 
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Ponte di Rialto, the most...

Ponte di Rialto, the most well-known bridge of Venice.
The Rialto was designed by Antonio da Ponte in the late 16th century. It's location at the middle point of the Grand Canal gives you a great view of the sweeping curve of the waterway. Bellisima!
It's also a great gathering place where you'll find lots of tourists, merchants and locals alike.

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Sep 12, 2002

The Rialto Bridge is the true...

The Rialto Bridge is the true heart of Venice. The current structure was built between 1588 and 1591. It remained the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot until the Accademia Bridge was built in 1854. The massive structure was built on some 12 000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years later. The architect, Antonio da Ponte competed against such eminent designers as Michelangelo and Palladio for the contract. The bridge has three walkways: two along the outer balustrades, and a wider central walkway leading between two rows of small shops that sell jewelry, linens, Murano glass, and other items for the tourist trade.

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AndreasK
Sep 07, 2002

Ponte di Rialto -

Arched high over the Grand Canal, Ponte di Rialto is the most famous of the city's bridges. It is in the centre of the city's old trading area and to this day, shops are strung along this famous bridge, selling jewellery, linens and Murano glass. Every trip up and down the Grand Canal, in rain or shine, is a new experience.

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yeah_baby
Sep 04, 2002

Ponte di Rialto.

While...

Ponte di Rialto.

While travelling the Venice canals (see Transportation section) the first great monument you can find is this big bridge. It is not just the usual tiny bridge, but there a large road passing through and it's also full of shop selling all those kinds of useless souvenirs the tourists love so much

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Aug 26, 2002
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"Amore eterno per Venezia la Serenissima :-)"
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Ponte di Rialto

The other one is Ponte di Rialto. Many souvenirs’ shops are situated on this bridge. In fact, the area near the bridge is very interesting. This is the place where you can make shopping. It is said that Venice is very expensive city, but there are places in every city which are EXTREMELY expensive. Rialto is not one of them. Many restaurants, cafes, and bars are situated in this area. And in fact it is crowded from early morning till late in the evening.

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Giulia_ua
Aug 25, 2002

Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge is to Venice what the Ponte Vecchio is to Florence, and is an essential phot stop-off. If you can get some traditional gondolas in the pic too, then you're laughing. However, this is the Grand Canal, and there are a lot of heavy barges, so wait for the right moment (if you have the time).

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Lloydi
Aug 25, 2002

The Piazza di San Marco may be...

The Piazza di San Marco may be more famous, but the Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge) is the true heart of Venice. The current structure was built in just three years, between 1588 and 1591, as a permanent replacement for the boat bridge and three wooden bridges that had spanned the Grand Canal at various times since the 12th Century. It remained the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot until the Accademia Bridge was built in 1854.
The Rialto Bridge's 24-foot arch was designed to allow passage of galleys, and the massive structure was built on some 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years later. The architect, Antonio da Ponte ('Anthony of the Bridge,' appropriately enough), competed against such eminent designers as Michelangelo and Palladio for the contract.
this bridge is the symbol of this water city,
the water make this city get the dynamics,
the bridge make water city get famous... ...

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zys1
Aug 24, 2002

Wander about the winding...

Wander about the winding streets and lunch by a canal. You'll discover so much by doiing this. Go to the Rialto Bridge too - very recognisable, it was completed in 1592 by Antonio da Ponte, though there has been a bridge here at Rialto since 1175.

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Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Rialto Bridge

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Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli

Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli is said to be the most beautiful example of Italian early Renaissance. And I found it indeed very impressive. It is almost free standing, or better there are not many...
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Campanile di San Marco

this will be pictures of the campanile at night. The famous Campanile of San Marco (Belll tower) is probably the most copied bell tower in the world as you can see clones and copies of it from...
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Ca' d'Oro

In addition to current exhibitions, there is a very nice view from the balconies. Also there is another point of view to the Grand canal from the inner yard. It's easy to imagine how it was many years...
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Canal Grande

this will be my pictures foe the night view of the grand canal The Grand Canal is the main artery of Venice that splits the city rougly into two halves and of which 4 bridges cross the grand canal at...
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Santa Maria Formosa

This church in a lovely square has a rather unusual name being dedicated to una Madonna formosa or a 'buxom Madonna'. Apparently this well-endowed lady appeared to St Magnus in the 7th century (the...
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Museo Correr

Originally built to be an apartment for Napoleon, it is now one of the Civic Museums of Venice. If you buy a ticket to enter the Doge's Palace after 3:00 pm, admission to the Correr Museum is...
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