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Ponte agli Incurabili

Walking along the sunny Fondamenta delle Zattere, towards the Madonna della Salute and Punta della Dogana, you come across this bridge, a few steps from Ponte de la Calcina (a place that brings to mind the other famous...

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Scalzi Bridge

Ponte degli Scalzi

This bridge is, together with those of Rialto, of the Accademia and the recent one of the Constitution, one of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal. Its name derives from its proximity to the church of the...

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Bridge of the Gardens in St. Helena

Ponte dei Giardini a Sant'Elena

This bridge, recently built, connects the long and sunny Riva dei Giardini, which begins when Riva Sette Martiri ends, with the Pinewood of Sant'Elena or Parco delle Rimembranze, a popular district of Venice where...

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Ponte dei Giardini in Riva Sette Martiri, in all its breadth. - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)

Ponte dei Giardini in Riva dei Sette Martiri (ex Riva degli Schiavoni)

A bridge that represents one of the ingenious works of Giannantonio Selva characterized by gentle ascent and descent to avoid the steps - as Selva himself described -, showing itself in all its elegance, with a stone...

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Joseph Heintz the Younger, Competition at the bridge of fists in Venice, 1673, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg.

Ponte dei Pugni

It often happened that the rival factions of the Castellani and Nicolotti clashed for jealousy, envy and rivalry and that their struggles took place right on this bridge which, at that time, did not have the protective...

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The Bridge of Sighs seen from the side of the Schiavoni.

Ponte dei Sospiri

Towards the end of the 16th century, precisely in 1589, the Senate of the Republic approved the construction of a new building to be used as a prison, which was located on the other side of the Doge's Palace canal....

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Bridge of the Three Arches

Ponte dei Tre Archi

One of the major bridges in Venice: after the four bridges on the Grand Canal (Rialto, Scalzi, Accademia and the Ponte della Costituzione) and, together with the Ponte delle Guglie, crosses the Rio di Cannaregio....

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The Devil’s Bridge.

Ponte del Diavolo

Disembarking from the vaporetto and traveling along the only access road to the island of Torcello, the Devil's Bridge can be found on the right, before reaching the historical area where you can admire the Provincial...

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Accademia Bridge

Ponte dell'Accademia

Several times in history, starting from 1488, there have been those who had thought of the opportunity to build a new pedestrian crossing on the Grand Canal, in addition to the Rialto bridge, but the idea has always...

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Ponte dell'Anconeta

The term anconeta, as can be easily understood by the Venetians, refers to the idea of ​​a small sacred icon, initially positioned in the church of San Marcuola and depicting the Blessed Virgin. The veneration of this...

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Il ponte della costituzione.

Ponte della Costituzione

It represents the fourth bridge over the Grand Canal whose project was entrusted, in 1999, by the Municipality of Venice to the architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava (for this reason commonly called Calatrava...

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Ponte della Croce with the granite column next to it.

Ponte della Croce

Also known under the name of Ponte della Zirada, in Italian turning, as during the regattas in this precise point of the Grand Canal the paleto - small pole - is planted around which the boats reverse the direction of...

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Ponte delle Guglie in all its beauty.

Ponte delle Guglie

Characterized by the presence of four pinnacles made in 1823 and placed at the base of the stone handrails; this architectural introduction - spiers in fact - helped to rename the bridge that was originally called...

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The Rialto bridge seen from the shore - (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)

Ponte di Rialto

The first Rialto bridge was built around 1180 by the architect Nicolò Barattieri, already known in Venice. Rialto was the nerve center of Venetian and international trade, in this area the merchants gathered to buy...

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Detail of the Ruga Bella bridge — (Archive Venipedia / Bazzmann)

Ponte di Ruga Bella

A very normal stone bridge, both in the structure and in the parapets, which from Piazzale Roma or the Santa Lucia railway station leads to the wide Campo di San Giacomo dall'Orio, crossing Campo Nazario Sauro. Very...

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Detail of the Ruga Giuffa Bridge on the side of Campo Santa Maria Formosa

Ponte di Ruga Giuffa

Since the 18th century, as evidenced by Canaletto in one of his paintings, the Ruga Giuffa bridge was equipped with shoulders, not in iron as now but in stone. Admiring the bridge from Campo Santa Maria Formosa you can...

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Ruga Vecchia bridge.

Ponte di Ruga Vecchia

Some trace the nomenclature of this bridge back to the existence, in seventeenth-century Venice, of the Dalla Vecchia family but this version is not confirmed, as no member of the family has lived or owned houses or...

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Crooked bridge in San Marcuola.

Ponte Storto a San Marcuola

The Crooked bridges are all those crossings not built perpendicular to the banks. At the time of the Serenissima, transport by boat and water was privileged and the connections between pedestrian areas by bridges were...

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