The Rialto Bridge

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This distinctive single span bridge topped with arcades is emblematic of Venice. It was originally (1170) called the Ponte della Moneta. The current structure, built in 1591 by Antonio Da Ponte, is the sixth version and the first made out of stone, of the important link over the Grand Canal. Its twelve symmetrical double arcades, which lead up to a central portico, used to house money lending shops and bankers. Today, they are, unsurprisingly, besieged by souvenir shops.

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Ponte di Rialto, 30124 Venezia

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