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Rialto Bridge

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  • Day4

    Die Geburtstagsgondelfahrt

    April 12, 2017 in Italy

    Nach einem gemütlichen Geburtstagsfrühstück 🎉stürzten wir uns wieder ins Getümmel. Heute haben wir die Stadt von Oben bewundert, die Basilika San Marco besichtigt und eine wunderschöne Gondelfahrt gemacht. Am Abend gab es dann mal wieder lecker Pizza. 🍕😋

  • Day28

    Train from Salzburg to Venice

    October 7, 2015 in Italy

    We would have gladly stayed in Salzburg longer, but we were up early the next morning for our train trip to Venice. Caught a cab the short distance to the station. This time it was on an OBB train, and noted again the warning signs on the information displays that there were no trains entering Germany from Salzburg (due to the refugee crisis).

    We took our seat, but I wasn't in it for long. This train trip proved to be one of the most picturesque I have ever been on, past beautiful lush agricultural land, alpine huts, rivers, babbling brooks, glacial valleys, ski runs, and of course, the alps themselves. I hardly sat down, and the other tourists on the train were the same. Around every bend was a new view to marvel at. Several hours later we pulled into the main train station of Venice, a promise fulfilled for Rae. We immediately sorted out a multi-use canal ticket and made our way up to Rialto to look for the Hotel Bartolomeo. It was no mean feat finding it, with Venice's tiny crooked alleys and waterways not seeming to correspond well with our map.

    Rae left me parked with our cases as we went up and back a couple of alleys, fighting to get past the tourists. We thought it best to look for it unencumbered, and it wasn't long before he found it, tucked around a few bends, only a short walk from where we got off the ferry.

    Rae was rather dismayed to find we were on the fifth floor, with no lift, but we made it after a while. Well, this is Venice, and most of the places have orders slapped on them preventing any sort of construction. The room was small, but adequate, and we were keen to leave our bags and start exploring. Explore we did! Up one alley, down another. Past one canal, alongside another. We gradually got to know the place better, but we figured you'd need to be here a lot longer to avoid being lost, since direct foot routes are not possible because of the way the canals criss-cross everything.

    We eventually settled down at a cafe quite near the Rialto for a glass of wine and eventually some dinner. Again I had the feeling that I had to pinch myself to believe that I was really here, and not dreaming. Night descended and the place took on a very pretty romantic feel, and we hopped on a ferry to do a tour of the Grand Canal, passing building after building of ancient, grand architecture.

    Getting off at St Marks Square, i was surprised to find it not too busy - we were somewhere between the throngs of daytime tourists and the evening diners, so it was a good time to be here. We were able to stroll around without being pushed. St marks was also quite pretty. Some musicians were set up in the square outside one of the exclusive restaurants where you have to pay to sit, whether you want to order anything or not.

    Eventually the day caught up with us and we made our way back to our digs. What a day to remember!
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  • Day13

    Das Venedig der Touristen

    July 18, 2017 in Italy

    Tameer und ich hatten vor, ein bisschen die venezianischen Boutiquen nach hübscher Kleidung zu durchstöbern. Mit dem Vaporetto fuhren wir also zur Rialtobrücke, von wo aus die Hauptgeschäftsstraße zum Markusplatz führt. Dort musste man sich durch die Touristenmasse drängen! Das machte keinen Spaß. Kleidung fanden wir nicht, aber die beste Aussicht über ganz Venedig.

  • Day6

    an der Rialtobrücke

    June 8, 2015 in Italy

    An der Rialtobrücke war es natürlich extrem voll und natürlich war sie eingerüstet. Irgendwas ist ja immer!

    Für 2 € haben wir uns dann noch einen frisch gepressten Saft gegönnt.

    Die Rialtobrücke (italienisch Ponte di Rialto) in Venedig ist eines der bekanntesten Bauwerke der Stadt. Die Brücke führt über den Canal Grande und hat eine Länge von 48 m, eine Breite von 22 m und eine Durchfahrtshöhe von 7,50 m. Die lichte Weite des einzigen Bogens beträgt 28,8 m. Die Gründungen der beiden Widerlager bestehen aus Pfahlrosten mit jeweils 6000 gerammten Holzpfählen zu beiden Seiten. Die neben dem Fondaco dei Tedeschi gelegene Brücke verbindet das Sestiere San Marco mit San Polo an einem neuralgischen Punkt. Der Name der Brücke bezieht sich auf das Gebiet Rialto in San Polo, das vor einigen Jahrhunderten der wichtigste Handelsplatz der Stadt war. Der Name Rialto leitet sich von italienisch Rivo alto‚ deutsch hohes Ufer, ab. Das Gebiet Rialto liegt in Venedig am höchsten über dem mittleren Hochwasser.

    Um 1100 existierte noch keine Brücke über den Canal Grande. Die Chronica per extensum descripta von Andrea Dandolo berichtet von der Errichtung einer Holzbrücke im Jahre 1246 unter dem Dogen Renier Zen. In der Folge wurden – bedingt durch das rasche Verrotten des Baumaterials oder durch Brände – mehrere Holzbrücken gebaut oder immer wieder renoviert, bis man sich 1507 entschloss, eine Brücke aus Stein zu errichten. Es folgte eine jahrzehntelange Diskussion über die Finanzierung und Gestaltung des Bauwerkes. Am Wettbewerb über die Neugestaltung beteiligten sich namhafte Architekten wie Michelangelo, Andrea Palladio und Jacopo Sansovino. Verwirklicht wurde schließlich eine Brücke mit einem einzigen Segmentbogen nach den Entwürfen von Giovanni Alvise Boldù und des relativ unbekannten Antonio da Ponte, die einen rascheren Verkehrsfluss auf dem dichtbefahrenen Canal Grande ermöglichte als eine Brücke mit mehreren Bögen. Außerdem gestattete diese Konstruktion, im Handelszentrum der Stadt auf der Brücke weiterhin Läden zu errichten. Der Beschluss zu ihrer Realisierung fiel im Jahre 1588. Zwischen 1588 und 1591 wurde sie dann von Antonio da Ponte unter dem Dogen Pasquale Cicogna errichtet (Inschriften und Wappen an den Seiten erinnern daran) und am 20. März 1591 für den Verkehr freigegeben. Sie war bis zum Bau der Accademia-Brücke 1854 der einzige Fußweg über den Canal Grande.

    Vor ihr standen drei andere Brücken nacheinander an derselben Stelle. Die erste stammte aus dem Jahre 1181 und wurde von Nicolò Barattieri erbaut. Die zweite (Mitte 13. Jahrhundert) bestand aus Holz und ruhte auf Pfeilern. Diese Brücke war 1444 unter dem Gewicht einer Menschenmenge zusammengebrochen, die von hier aus die Hochzeitszeremonie des Marchese di Ferrara verfolgte.

    Ein in seine architektonischen Einzelteile zerlegbares Baumodell aus Holz besaß der Nürnberger Ratsbaumeister Wolf Jacob Stromer. Ob es beim Bau der Nürnberger Fleischbrücke als Vorlage zur Verfügung stand, ist nicht nachweisbar. Es befindet sich heute noch samt originaler Transportkiste in Schloss Grünsberg bei Altdorf im Nürnberger Land, das bis 1999 im Privatbesitz der Familie Stromer war.
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  • Day16

    Recorriendo Venecia

    February 23, 2016 in Italy

    Con una guia española salimos a caminar por la ciudad. Nos explico todo y Mati estaba feliz. 

    A mi me gusto mas que todo las mascaras del carnaval. Caminamos mucho pero valio la pena.

    Al mediodia estabamos tan cansados y Mati lo hincho tanto a papa que al final dijo que si para pasear en gondola. 
    A mi me vino bien porque me dolia la rodilla! 

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  • Day3

    We set out to explore. It is said that you must get lost in Venice and that we did. We wandered through the labyrinth of walkways and pathways and tunnels and waterways. It is a remarkable place. A place everyone should try to visit. We actually enjoyed the quieter areas away from the crowds, though, we didn’t feel like it was all that crowded anyway. We were alone most of the time and we found restaurants that were more local and less touristy. We had a little breakfast of procuitto and melon and an espresso. I love the taste of espresso but I also love to hold and savor a big mug. This whole sidaling up to a bar for a dolly sized sip of steaming hot deliciousness leaving you wanting more is no way enjoy the morning. They literally run up, order, slam and run. That is probably the only thing they do fast.

    We walked over the famous Realto Bridge and worked our way to the Realto Market with fresh fruit and veggies and fish. Kind of gross really. There were flies and bees all over the fish. Ick. We meandering through the streets and found another quaint restaurant for lunch. We had a Peach Belini which was made almost to a slushy consistency which was refreshing. It was a warm day but not too hot. Hot in the sun but breezy and comfy in the shade. Did you know the Belini was created in Venice. Yup. We also ordered a bowl of mussels. I am so glad Paul and I like the same things. Makes it very easy.

    We worked our way to the east side of the lagoon. We saw our ship already docked in Port waiting for Sunday‘s departure. It is a moderate sized ship compared to the monstrosities parked in Port looming over Venice. You can see them from the west side. Can’t blame these beautiful countries for getting upset by the number of ships that dump thousands upon thousands into their towns, though it helps their economy. They seem a little irritated when serving you.

    We lost ourselves in the streets of Venice some more and found another cafe to stop at for an appertivo. I also wanted to try one of the orange drinks that everyone seemed to be drinking. I think everyone was drinking them because everyone saw everyone else drinking them and wanted to try the same refreshing looking orange drink. So, I asked for the orange drink that everyone was drinking. It is called an Aperol spritz. It is prosecco with Aperol and soda with a slice of orange. I really liked it. Paul didn’t because it has a bitter taste. I also tasted the red version, a Compari. It is really bitter. The Aperol Spritz is lighter in taste. So, we had that and a Caprese Salad. Midway through our afternoon appertivo, we got message that my luggage, “the pink bag”, was being delivered at 5 PM. It was 4:45 in Venice. What would normally have been a straight 15 minute shot is 30 in the winding streets. Thank God for imaps. It still took 30 minutes. Our host at the apartment was communicating with the airport and then us. It was frustrating because the time between communications was not real time. We got back to the apartment and continued to try to figure where my luggage was. Rosella called us to say that my luggage was sitting in a pizzaria down the street. What?! Sure enough, it was. The courier couldn’t find us and left it at the pizzaria. WTF?! I had two one of a kind hand made dresses worth a ton of money in my bag, my jewelry though not worth a ton and my priceless underwear. It was fine but really? So Paul‘s bag was still MIA with 24 hours before boat departure. Delta gave us clearance to go shopping on their tab. “Just don’t go buy Prada.” We aren’t Prada anyway.

    It’s all part of the adventure (Because I got my stuff.haha)
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Rialto Bridge, Rialtobrücke, Pont du Rialto, Ponte di Rialto

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