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Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) is one of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal. It is the oldest bridge across the canal, and the most famous in the city.

In the 12th century there was only a pontoon bridge, that, in 1255, was replaced by a wooden bridge. During the first half of the 15th century two rows of shops were built along the sides of the bridge. It collapsed tewo times and then, in 1503, the idea of rebuilding the bridge in stone was first proposed.

The present stone bridge was finally completed in 1591. It is remarkably similar to the wooden bridge it succeeded. Two inclined ramps lead up to a central portico. On either side of the portico the covered ramps carry rows of shops. The engineering of the bridge was considered so audacious some architects predicted future ruin. The bridge has defied its critics to become one of the architectural icons of Venice.

Today, shop stalls line both sides of the bridge and it has become one of the major tourist sights in Venice.

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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 spots of the city. It is only a 5-minute walk from the hotel to the wonderful Saint Mark's Squar ...

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Set in a peaceful location in the heart of Venice, UNA Hotel Venezia is just a 5-minute walk from Rialto Bridge and 10 minutes from the magnificent St. Mark's Square. UNA Hotel Venezia is an historic, 15th-century palace situated in Cannaregio, one of the most important and ancient districts of ...

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Set in a stunning location on Giudecca Island, Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a 5-star, luxury hotel offering unique panoramic views of Venice from its exclusive rooftop pool and bar. Hilton Molino Stucky Venice provides a majestic setting and a wide range of services. Relax in over 600 m² of sp ...

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