The Rialto Bridge (Italian: Ponte di Rialto) is the most famous and ancient bridge of Venice and a tourist attraction that every year summons lots of turists.
The Rialto Bridge is the first bridge built to cross the Canal Grande and it has been the only one until 1854, when the Ponte dell’Accademia construction was finished. Originally it was just an improvised bridge made of some boats next to each other. In fact, it wasn’t until the second half of the XII century that the lagoon city decided to intervene, building a bridge of wood: it was called Ponte della Moneta, but it had a short life. After various reconstructions, in 1250 the association with the Mercato di Rialto changed its name into Ponte di Rialto.
Throughout history, the bridge collapsed several times and it was consequentially rebuilt. The bridge got its final form with the project of Antonio Da Ponte and it was finished in 1591 with the help of the architects Antonio and Tommaso Contin da Besso.
From Canal Grande it is possible to admire the two archivolts: on one side, you can find the sculpture of the archangel Gabriel and the Virgin Maria, while on the other side you can find the San Marco and San Teodoro ones.
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