Ponte di Rialto

The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal in Venice.

Connecting the sestieri (districts) of San Marco and San Polo, it has been rebuilt several times since its first construction as a pontoon bridge in the XIIth century and is now a significant tourist attraction in the city.

Originally a wooden bridge, this culmination stood for hundreds of years until it collapsed in 1524. After this incident, an ornate stone bridge was built that still stands today.

The detail and design of the bridge is simply beautiful, and its symmetry perfectly frames the grand canal.

Furthermore, the is also a series of shops on the bridge that sell souvenirs and jewelerry.