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Ponte di Rialto

Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 250 1801
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Considered the true heart of Venice, this landmark bridge, characterized by its 24-foot arch, is built on approximately 12,000 wooden pilings that still support the bridge more than 400 years after it was built.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“beautiful bridge” (256 reviews)
“both sides” (176 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (60 reviews)
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Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 250 1801
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Vibrant spot to visit, lots of shops on the bridge, quite busy and we were there in October! Very popular and worth the effort to see it, great views.

Thank LesleyNut
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice area, lots of choices for drinks or meals. But definitely a touristy spot, not quite what I envisioned. But worth taking the water taxi for a look.

Thank funnygirl31188
Reviewed 2 days ago

Must see Bridge on our trip to Venice. Lined with fabulous jewellery shops. Architecturally beautiful and a pleasure to visit.

Thank June D
Reviewed 2 days ago

...the the congested masses of tourists. Whilst the bridge itself is a work of art, now it's just overpriced souvenir and jewellery shops. Wait your turn to get a quick slot to take your selfies and move on!!

Thank BKK111
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The bridge offers nice views from the top, and it was fun watching the boats zip past. The best views are in the day when the sunlight lights up the colorful buildings along the canal.

Thank Alfred F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really this is one of those places that has a great history and is beautiful, but not much to do when on it. The shops are very expensive...that said, the iews are great, as it passes over the Grand Canal...especially at dusk. Definitely one of...More

Thank BDavis1236
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one sight in Venice I had to see and I wasn’t disappointed. Having walked from Venice train station it was not that easy to find due to the narrow twisting streets but well worth it.

Thank Bazza1951
Reviewed 3 days ago

The only bridge I have seen that is a shopping centre. Lined with high class jewellery shops. Always busy with large tour groups wandering around as it is a Venice must see. Nearby is the fish and fruit markets and over the bridge are numerous...More

Thank Fishphoto49
Reviewed 3 days ago

A bridge that provides safe passage across the canal add shops and great views. very busy area 10-16:00 selfie sticks everywhere. Just behind the bridge there is a Designer market shop with a free to view area on the roof well worth a look. (see...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 3 days ago

You cannot help yourself and you will take picture on this iconic bridge. Be very aware for the crowd of tourists all day long trying to imortalize their trip on this very popular Venice landmark.

Thank gracitatati
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22 September 2017|
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Response from Chris L | Reviewed this property |
We saw some on the smaller bridges, but not a lot.
Nantara D
16 April 2017|
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Response from rashaddubai | Reviewed this property |
We drove there by car till the city limits and took a water taxi, but if I remember reading correctly you can arrive at the train station and there should be a bus service that takes you there.
2 April 2017|
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Response from KEVIN R | Reviewed this property |
No lambs jumpers now only cheap tacky selfie sticks and hassling from people wanting you to go to Murano island - shops full of cheap tack all made in China! Better stuff in Marco Polo airport when you leave which is... More