Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) Tours and Activities
The Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) was the first to span Venice’s Grand Canal (Canal Grande) between its two highest points above sea level. The original 12th-century wooden bridge was replaced in 1592 by a stone structure resting on wooden pilings—a bold design by Antonio da Ponte featuring a single central arch over the water that allow ships to pass. Today, the bridge is among Italy’s most famous, carrying an endless stream of tourists and locals across the canal while countless gondolas and vaporetto water buses pass beneath.
Tours and Activities to Experience Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto)
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- Group or Private Venice In a Day: Basilica San Marco, Doges Palace & Gondola
- The 10 Tastings of Venice With Locals: Private Food Tour
- Historic Venice: Doge's Palace, Basilica guided tour & gondola ride
- Venice Canal Cruise: 2-Hour Grand Canal and Secret Canals Semi-Private tour