The Ponte di Rialto, or Rialto Bridge, is one of Venice’s most iconic structures, spanning the Grand Canal in the heart of the city. Built in the 16th century, it’s the oldest of the four bridges crossing the canal and a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture.
With its distinctive arch and white Istrian stone construction, the bridge is a favorite spot for tourists and photographers. The sides of the bridge are lined with shops, offering everything from souvenirs to fine jewelry.
Whether crossing the bridge, shopping, or enjoying the view from a nearby gondola, the Ponte di Rialto is a symbol of Venice’s charm and history, and a must-see landmark for any visitor to the city.