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Rialto Bridge

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  • Day1

    Venice by night

    June 10, 2017 in Italy ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    The temperatures were perfect and on the way to our B&B we saw the city in a different light and there weren’t many tourists around!
    We saw the Rialto Bridge and the famous St. Mark‘s square and because of the night with all the lights and some stars✨Read more

  • Day28

    Train from Salzburg to Venice

    October 7, 2015 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    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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  • Day4

    Die Geburtstagsgondelfahrt

    April 12, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    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. 🍕😋Read more

  • Day10

    Rialtobrücke

    September 23, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Die Rialtobrücke überspannt im Herzen von Venedig den Canal Grande und ist eines der bekanntesten Bauwerke der Lagunenstadt. Wenn man von hier oben den Canal Grande überblickt stockt einem förmlich der Atem. Boote tummeln sich auf dem Kanal, dahinter prächtige alte Palazzi entlang der Wasserstraße.Read more

  • Day324

    Spectacular Arrival to Venice

    November 20, 2018 in Italy ⋅ 🌧 4 °C

    Venice... How did I happen to be here?... It was a spectacular evening - arriving very late, during heavy rain and strong gusts of wind, finding the booked place closed, having my phone dead and then - being lucky with a hotel nearby that had the last room available, encountering someone who was born on the same day as me, and having great chat and drink afterwards. Coincidence? No! All happens for a reasonRead more

  • Day33

    Jour 33 : Venise

    January 17, 2020 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Nous nous levons tôt de Bled car notre FlixBus est programmé à 6h30, avec correspondance de 3h à Trieste en Italie. Nous en profitons pour manger un bon petit-déjeuner. Nous voilà à Venise vers 14h30 côté "Mestre", qui est la partie terrestre de Venise. Il faut traverser un long pont pour aller dans la lagune. Le charme de Venise est déjà là, en à peine 10 mn de marche nous traversons déjà au moins 5 ponts ! Le soleil est présent pour cet après-midi. Après avoir rapidement investi la chambre, nous retournons visiter. En fait la ville est assez délabrée et les bâtiments sont en très mauvais état. De plus les récentes et récurrentes inondations endommagent toujours plus la ville. Mais il est frappant de voir tout ces bateaux déambuler entre les rues ! Ambulances, taxis, police, transport de placo, ramassage d'ordures ... Tout s'organise en bateau ! L'architecture de la ville est aussi très singulière : c'est en fait un labyrinthe, impossible de s'orienter sans gps tant les rues s'entremêlent. Nous traversons d'ailleurs plusieurs rues où il est impossible de passer à deux, ou encore des rues avec des passages impossible à voir à 10 mètres ... Nous passons donc le célèbre pont Rialto, la place Saint-Marc avec son campanile et sa basilique. De nuit la ville est vraiment charmante, avec les lumières de la ville se reflétant sur l'eau des canaux ...Read more

  • Day13

    Das Venedig der Touristen

    July 18, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    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.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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