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Rialto Bridge

Rialto Bridge © gnuckx
Rialto Bridge © gnuckx

One of Venice's most iconic landmarks, the Rialto Bridge is often described as the heart of the city. It is the oldest bridge spanning the Grand Canal, and is one of only four that do. The structure standing today is over 400 years old, but still isn't the original structure. Today, the Rialto area still resembles the bustling fruit and vegetable market of former times. If you are visiting Rialto to take pictures of the bridge or explore the area for the first time, it's best to go early in the morning when the throngs of visitors won't disturb you. There are also loads of lovely restaurants and cafes in the area too.