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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.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful bridge” (276 reviews)
“both sides” (184 reviews)
“souvenir shops” (61 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Rialto Vaporetto Stop, 31024 Venice, Italy
+39 041 250 1801
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the main tourist stop in Venice. It's in the middle of everything, crossing the Grand Canal. There are many bridges but only 3 cross the Grand Canal and this is the main one. Stores line both sides of the bridge. Rubber tomahawk anyone?

Thank karen2450
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, it's beautiful. Passing under it on a vaparetto is nice. The area, however, is chock full of tourists. The history of this site is interesting.

Thank sledgessl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On our last visit the bridge was undergoing renovation so could not be fully appreciated but this time with all scaffolding and boarding gone you going get Ron the outside of the bridge and also get to the little shops in the centre of the...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you visit Venice it’s definitely worth a visit, not too many tourists in January and whilst cold it was dry and pleasant. Lots of little shops both side of the bridge.

Thank JuhalaHow
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an iconic location and a picture must be taken, but as far as the restaurants and shops go - don't bother... No deals to haggling on prices with vendors when you know you can other places. There isn't anything unusual here, so take...More

Thank Kamber L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You go to appreciate the history and take in the views. It's just a shame that there is so much litter and graffiti around iconic landmarks such as this. Also beware the men that are handing out the roses Remember "nothing is free" They are...More

Thank Kym K K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely try to go early before the tour groups arrive in droves. Beautiful view on both sides and it was cool to explore the area too

Thank bmac645
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Rialto bridge is a 'must see' sight in any visit to Venice. One of the few crossing points of the Grand Canal, the bridge is a beautiful piece of architecture. The place is bustling with tourists and provides loads of photo opportunities. Make sure...More

Thank brendywell
Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone has seen so many "shots" of this famous place. It is extremely interesting, lined with little shops of all types, and in a neighborhood full of restaurants. Of course, it is best visited in the offseason, as I did this time.

Thank nanatravels2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A beautiful bridge which was much bigger than I expected with lots of little shops. It does get very crowded so a good way to see it is either from the water bus of from the service gondola, the service gondola is just €2 pp...More

Thank Linda K
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27 November 2017|
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Response from Nelson M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Hotel Rialto will be perfect for you. Extremely easy access via water taxi which stops about 50m from the hotel. You will be in the main tourist area with plenty of restaurants and shops. Can you read my review of Hotel... More
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.