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Venice Rialto Bridge -- The Rialto Bridge is a landmark in Venice and marks the centre of the city. The Rialto Bridge is the most famous of the bridges that cross the Grand Canal (the other two are the Accademia Bridge and the Scalzi). Piazza San Marco, the Doge’s Palace and the Fenice Theatre are all within easy reach.
Several hotels are located next to or opposite the Rialto Bridge. The Rialto vaporetto water bus stop which has services to Santa Lucia Station and Venice Marco Polo Airport is located just outside these hotels. Some rooms at these accommodations offer balconies with superb views of the Grand Canal or Rialto Bridge. Apartments can be found also nearby, set in different locations near Venice’s Rialto Bridge offering self catering rentals.
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Cheap Venice hotels or apartments near Ponte di Rialto
Hotel Rialto - ( Hotel near the Ponte Rialto Bridge of Venice Italy )
In the historic, artistic, and commercial heart of Venice, the hotel occupies a unique and enviable position, overlooking the Grand Canal and just across from Rialto Bridge, one of the most beautiful...
Hotel Al graspo de Ua - ( Hotel close to Rialto Bridge in Venice Italy )
The hotel is situated in the historical centre, next to the famous Rialto's Bridge, (10 m) immortalized by Shakespeare in the play "The Merchant of Venice", and next to the famous "Mercerie" (30 m),...
Hotel Marconi - ( Hotel nr by Rialto Bridge in Venice Italy )
Visitors to Venice couldn't wish for a more central location, the Marconi Hotel stands directly on the Grand Canal's Riva del Vin, a few steps away from the Rialto Bridge, in an area renowned for its...
Relevant information for Rialto Bridge Venice Italy
The Venice Rialto Bridge was originally the only permanent connection between the two banks of the Grand Canal. It is said that in 1172, a bridge made from barges was designed, which was then replaced with a bridge with wooden columns a few years later. This bridge was destroyed in 1310. In 1444, a new wooden bridge was built that was much bigger than the previous one and which even had shops on it.
The final stone version of the Rialto Bridge, as we know it today, was built in the period 1588-1591 by Antonio da Ponte. Building the bridge was difficult due to the instability of the site and its height (8 meters).
This medieval pedestrian bridge spanning the Grand Canal has been a commercial center for centuries - the old stores and jewellery shops still remain on the bridge itself - rather like the Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence. Just beyond the Rialto bridge is the Pescheria, the old fish market.
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