Great trip by gondola to admire the bridge! The view by boat has really different feeling, i suggest to have a try, just once in life! ;)
You have not truly visited Venice without seeing Rialto bridge. It is one of only a few bridges over the Gand Canal and by far the largest and most famous one. After 10 am the bridge starts to be crowded by tourists, so go early. We had a hotel close to the bridge, thus no problem. The water bus next to the bridge is also named 'Rialto' - so its easy to find, best take line 1.
There are more than 400 bridges in Venice. The Rialto Bridge is the most famous one. It was built in 1180. Originally a wooden bridge, it was rebuilt as a stone bridge from 1580 to 1592. It is the symbol of Venice. The bridge is 48 meters long and 22 meters wide. It is 7 meters high from the water. There are halls and pavilions in the middle of the bridge. There are shops on both sides. They sell all kinds of souvenirs and specialties. There are many tourists here every day, who can look at the canal from the bridge and shop on both sides. They are totally immersed in the atmosphere of Venice. This is the background of Shakespeare's famous play The Merchant of Venice. We traveled under the bridge in Gondola, but had no time to walk on it.
The story of "Venetian businessman" is based on the Rialto Bridge, from Venice Railway Station, you can take No. 1 Shuiba to get off the Ria Bridge, which is the most beautiful bridge on the Grand Canal, all marble. The structure and function of the bridge are similar to the old bridge in Florence, but each has its own beauty. The Riato Bridge is a gallery bridge with pedestrians in the middle, shops on both sides and many souvenir shops. Standing in the center of the bridge is the best place to see the fascinating scenery of the Grand Canal.
One of Venice's two most famous bridges is an ancient stone bridge built in the middle of the Grand Canal at the end of the 16th century. In fact, the bridge was originally a wooden bridge. Unfortunately, when a duke was married, crowds of people crowded on the bridge crushed the bridge. Later, when the new Stone Bridge was built, a design competition was held. Many big players, including Michelangelo, came to participate in the competition. As a result, the unknown Anthony Daponte won the bid. This is Venice's shopping mall. There are many shops on and under the bridge. There are a lot of people. Standing on the bridge, overlooking the prosperity of the Grand Canal is one of the greatest enjoyments.
Visiting Venice in late July 2016, I wanted to have a good tour of the Rialto Bridge. When I arrived at Rialto by the No. 2 water bus, I found that the most famous gallery bridge in Venice was under comprehensive repair and the shops on the bridge were still open, but tourists could not enjoy the beautiful scenery on the bridge, while the Rialto Bridge itself had only one side to enjoy.
Located in the center of Venice, the bridge is a symbol of Venice on the main road leading from the railway station to the city centre. In the middle of the bridge, there are multi-arch pavilions with open-air traffic decks on both sides. The single-arch body of the bridge spans concisely across the Grand Canal. Near the Riyatto Bridge, there are many shops selling souvenirs.