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Ponte di Rialto


Rialto Bridge is the most ancient among those that cross the Canal Grande, in Venice. It was built between 1588 and 1591 by the architect Antonio da Ponte in order to replace the previous wooden bridge which was destroyed many times. Its structure is in white stonem, it has a single arch of 28 meters and it is divided in three flights of stairs. On the central arches there are sculptures which represent the the Annunciation. Once crossed Rialto Bridge, you can enter the Rialto Market: a really nicve place where you can buy fruits and vegetables. The view that the bridge offers on Canal Grande is wonderful: in addition to the landscape, you can see vaporetti and the typical Venetian gondolas.


Il Ponte di Rialto è il più antico tra quelli che attraversano Canal Grande, a Venezia. Fu costruito tra il 1588 e il 1591 dall’architetto Antonio da Ponte per sostituire il ponte in legno precedente che era stato distrutto più volte. La sua struttura è in pietra bianca, presenta un’unica arcata di 28 metri ed è divisa in tre rampe di scale. Sulle arcate centrali ci sono delle sculture rappresentanti l’Annunciazione. Una volta attraversato il Ponte di Rialto, ci si può recare al Mercato di Rialto: un luogo molto carino dove si vende frutta e verdura. La vista che il ponte offre sul Canal Grande è meravigliosa: oltre al paesaggio, si possono vedere i vaporetti e le tipiche gondole veneziane.

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